Jun 142020
Fussy Over Food? Children’s Books Every Picky Eater Must Read!
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Lulu’s Lunch is the flavour of the month at kbc! Even Asha ordered it!

Every now and then we get a #kbcQuery in our very active facebook group about books that talk about picky eaters.

We’ve curated a list of recommended reads that help deal with fussy toddlers in all sorts of food matters, as shared by our members. Do feel free to add books that have helped you in the comments section and we’ll add it to this mega post!

Most books here are appropriate for 2-7 years. The book title will take you to amazon.in via our affiliate link.

Lulu’s Lunch – for 2-5 yrs (or even earlier). Everyone is crazy about this interactive book that encourages toddlers to eat properly. All of Lulu books are a super hit at kbc! Payal Chatterjee’s review got many many members to grab this book including Asha who doesn’t have a toddler!

Never knew a book can actually help me understand that exactly when does my child feel hungry. All thanks to Madame Lulu…she made our life much easier now. Madame Lulu doesn’t only include fruits and veggies in her spread but also fish fingers (a total hit with the bongs) and our all time hit spaghetti. If you are facing a fussy eater at home, if you want to introduce a food book to your child, if you want your child to love everything you eat, if you want your baby to know eating manners…. grab this savior

Green, Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss Preeti Seth says this book helped her forever! “My daughter is 9 years old now and she never says no to any food just by looking at it – all thanks to this wonderful book! A must read for 2-5 years age group!!!”

The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food (this series is recommended for dealing with all sorts of toddler issues).

Pepper Eats Too Much Cake (Pepper books also are known for solving toddler issues)

I Will Not Ever Never Eat A Tomato  (This is from the Charlie & Lola series and comes highly recommended!). This is an award winning book – it has got the Kate Greenaway Medal! Asha has this book as Aarini doesn’t eat raw tomatoes, but she bought it recently when Aarini was already a teen! In her words –

Charlie begins by describing what all Lola refuses to eat (comes down to everything – typical of fussy eaters). So Charlie gets creative and describes every piece of food in an exciting way. He calls carrots, “orange twiglets from Jupiter” – the page shows him in space eating carrots with an alien! Similarly peas are “green drops from greenland”….! In the end she agrees to eat up!! Such a wonderful way to engage fussy eaters and get them to eat :). I wish I had this book when Aarini was a smallie 🙂

Time to Eat by Penny Tessoni, a leading early years education consultant. This book is quite popular in our community and comes highly recommended for 2-4 years. All the books in her good habits series are superhits with our kbc childoos!

Picky Eaters

We Eat Bananas 

Our Kid Eats Everything! 

Little Pea

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Picky Nick

Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli 

How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?

The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!  (from the famous & hilarious Pigeon series by award winning Mo Willems!)

Daisy Eat Your Peas by the award winning Nick Sharratt!

Eat Your People

D.W. the Picky Eater

Bread and Jam for Frances

Vegetables in Underwear

How to Feed Your Parents

Daniel Tries a New Food

Dragons Love Tacos 

Can I Eat That?

If You Give a Pig a Pancake

Gregory, the Terrible Eater

Seven Silly Eaters 

What I Do with Vegetable Glue (recommended by our #kbcMember Apoorva Agarwal)

Peanut Butter & Cupcake 

How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?: The Story of Food

What’s Inside My Lunch Box?: A Lift-the-Flap Book (recommended by our #kbcMember Aditi Ahuja)

Here are lots of books on “Tummy Ache” which talk about what happens when children don’t eating right! Includes popular book characters like Spot, Wally, Lily, etc.

Here is a list of books that talk about Toothache. These books tackle issues relating to what happens if you don’t eat right, brush right, look after your teeth etc. They feature books with popular characters like Bubbles, Dragon, Bear, Hippo, Gara, that toddlers adore.

Elmo’s Breakfast Bingo 

How to Eat Pizza 

Shout-out to our 13yo Intern-In-Residence (Aarini – The Chief Childoo) for posting this.

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