When the Things We Eat Fight Back

What happens when the things we eat refuse to be eaten? Here are stories fit for ages 3-5 about foods and the things we eat fighting back.


The Wompananny Witches Make One Mean Pizza by Jennie Palmer: When Anita and Winnifred Wompananny, kitchen witches, are frightened by some children, they unwittingly bake their bad feelings into a pizza that escapes the oven and goes barreling through town.


Danny McGee Drinks the Sea by Andy Stanton & Neal Layton: Frannie’s voracious little brother drinks up the ocean and begins eating everything in the world, from trees and mountains to the alphabet and the author writing their story, in a riotous tale that culminates in a surprise twist ending.


Ice Boy by Ezra Stein: Tired of helping others cool their drinks, Ice Boy proceeds to sneak out of the freezer and heads to the beach, where his edges begin to blur.


Creepy Carrots, based on the book by Aaron Reynolds with illustrations by Peter Brown.


The Gingerbread Man, the classic folktale retold by My Pingu TV

More Books About Food Fighting Back:

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Continue the Fun:

Food! Toddler Storytime
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Jane Gov

Jane is a Youth Services Librarian at Pasadena Central Library. She purchases YA books for the library system and maintains the teen booklist, online resources, and webpages. She oversees Teen & YA programs including Summer Reading, Advisory Board, Zine, book reviewers, Teen Mental Health Initiative, and volunteers. She also coordinates the library's Innovation Lab, STEAM Kits project, and Young Readers League. She also conducts a few kids events and storytimes. Jane is a contributor to VOYA Magazine and a YALSA Board member.  A majority of her free time is spent with her two corgis Tyrion and Gimli. She tweets as @missjanegov.

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