While I was working in publishing, my company acquired a wonderful Berkely-based publisher called Tricycle Press. Tricycle books are a wonderful mix of cultural, historical, natural and veggie titles – great for natural parenting folks! It was then that I became acquainted with Amy Wilson Sanger’s World Snacks board books.
My husband is a foodie, and we have tried to expose D to as many different foods as possible, so these books were perfect for us. I had a copy of First Book of Sushi, leftover from my days in publishing, and we quickly fell in love with the mixed media artwork and fun food rhymes:
In the early days, I read D the same 3-4 books every night (not sure why, now that I think back to it) and we were itching for something different.
Along came A Little Bit of Soul Food and Chaat and Sweets (my personal favorite as both D & I LOVE spicy Indian food). And, because I am not one to put a limit on the books in our library, Let’s Nosh and Yum Yum Dim Sum were soon to follow:
There are even more titles in this series (we’ve not yet added them to our collection): Hola! Jalepeno & Mangia! Mangia!.
I love that these books expose little ones to different cultures, foods, and words! If you’re looking to add a little spice to your home library, check out the World Snacks books! You can get them here through Amazon (affiliate links):