If some of our earliest memories of food are shaped by eating it, then plenty more are informed by the act of reading about it. After reading Maurice Sendak’s In the Night Kitchen, what child could look at a slice of toast without imagining the bread-dough airplane piloted by the book’s protagonist? Or eat blueberries without thinking of the hungry heroine of Robert McCloskey’s Blueberries for Sal? Or approach pork products without subconsciously chanting, “I would not eat green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-am”?
So check back tomorrow to see Fork in the Road’s list of our 10 best food-themed children’s books, and, of course, feel free to chime in with your own favorites.
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