Mealtimes can be trying times for parent and child alike. Whether your child is a fussy eater or eats a special diet, or even if their table manners are monstrous, sharing books about food and eating may help to make mealtimes a little easier.
I will not ever never eat a tomato – Lauren Child
A great fun book about a little girl who is a very fussy eater and how her brother persuades her to eat.
Lunchtime – Rebecca Cobb
It’s lunchtime, but this little girl isn’t hungry and she’s far too busy to stop for food. By tea time she is really hungry!
T-Veg – Smriti Prasadam-Halls and Katherina Manolessou
Reginald is everything you would expect a T-Rex to be. He has a fierce roar, he is strong and fast, but sometimes he feels very different from his T-Rex friends – especially at meal times. When everyone else munches on juicy steak, Reginald would rather eat crunchy carrot cake. This fun book about a vegetarian dinosaur is told in rhyme.
I Do Not Eat the Colour Green! – Lynne Rickards and Margaret Chamberlain
Marlene McKean will not eat anything green until she discovers that green foods can be sweet and tasty too. A humorous rhyming text with great appeal.
Eat Your Greens, Goldilocks – Steve Smallman and Bruno Robert
When Goldilocks wants jelly and ice cream for breakfast, Mum and Dad say ‘No’. The three bears like to eat healthy food. Will they eat Goldilocks for lunch?
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? – Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
There is plenty of bad mealtime behaviour to be found in this book, but it ends with some beautifully behaved dinosaur dinner guests.