Friday, March 2, 2012

Green Eggs and Ham

Happy 110th birthday, Dr. Seuss! And Happy Read Across America Day!

We'll be celebrating tonight by reading a few of our most beloved Dr. Seuss stories including Too Many Daves from The Sneeches and Other Stories, Steak for Supper, and Bean and Roo's favorite, Tadd and Todd, both from The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories, all by Dr. Seuss.

And for dinner, you guessed it, green eggs and ham. Make that green peas and ham for Roo, but you get the idea.

Children's books provide such great inspiration for getting into the kitchen and creating something silly or spectacular together. Here are just a few of our favorite food-inspired reads.

Yummy Yucky by Leslie Patricelli
Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park
Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman
Today is Monday by Eric Carle
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-ji by F. Zia
Good Enough to Eat by Lizzy Rockwell
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
Stone Soup by Ann McGovern
Cookie Count: A Tasty Pop-up by Robert Sobuda
Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
Delicious by Helen Cooper
Let's Eat: What Children Eat Around the World by Beatrice Hollyer
Fanny at Chez Panisse: A Child's Restaurant Adventure with 46 Recipes by Alice L. Waters

Now get reading. And get eating!

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