My Foodie ABC
Let’s travel international food-ways with this charming ABC boardbook, “a little gourmet’s guide” that will inform older readers as well. From yummy Alfajores to must-have citrus Zest, this alphabet book will take young listeners on a scrumptious journey through the world of foods beyond chicken nuggets and mac ‘n cheese.
Puck introduces some of the most popular ingredients used in cooking shows (see Habanero chile and Pomegranate), as well as kid-friendly prepared foods like Empanadas, Ice cream, and items from the Taco truck.
Violet Lemay’s saturated-tone paintings of each entry are complemented by kitchen-insider page designs with paper towels, cutting boards, and order forms as backgrounds for the capital and lowercase versions of each alphabet letter.
Read-alouders will appreciate the pronunciation guides for Jicama, Quinoa, and Weisswurst. A must-have for Food Network fans with young kiddos, My Foodie ABC can make “farmers’ market” and “locavore” part of any family’s mealtime vocabulary. Pass the Xuxu, please!
Recommended by: Katy Manck, Librarian-at-Large (retired academic/corporate/school librarian), Gilmer, Texas, USA