Preschool and Picture Books

Theme: Funny Food

Green Eggs and Ham - (ISBN: 978-0583324205)

Children will enjoy following along the rhymes in this Dr. Seuss classic. How many ways does the author present the green eggs? Come back to this book when your young readers are a bit older, and they can read it themselves!

Hungry Harry! - (ISBN: 978-0152062576)

Baby Harry is not just hungry; he’s ravenous. He eats his way through his mother’s healthy offerings, the rest of the refrigerator, the flower garden, the mailbox, and a car! Can he add the moon to his menu?

I’d Really Like to Eat a Child - (ISBN: 978-0375837616)

by Syviane Donnio

Despite his parents’ efforts to distract him, a finicky young crocodile is determined to pass up his normal breakfast of bananas and go for a child instead! When he spots a youngster sitting along the riverbank, he hurries past the palm trees and tropical huts to make his catch. What does Achilles the crocodile end up eating?

Read It, Don’t Eat It! - (ISBN: 978-0061724558)

by Ian Schoenherr

Directions on what not to do with a library book include how to get food off its pagea and how not to include it with your dinner!! If you suddenly find yourself swimming, what should you do with that book? Find the answers to this question and more as you follow several adorable animals through the library.

Strega Nona’s Harvest - (ISBN: 978-0399252914)

by Tomie dePaola

Strega Nona tries to show Anthony how to grow vegetables from seed, but he does not follow her directions as precisely as he might have. The resulting truckloads of food are not strange so much as a bit too plentiful. What on earth can they do with all the yummy produce?

The Super Hungry Dinosaur - (ISBN: 978-0803734463)

by Martin Waddell

What can young Hal do when a huge dinosaur is determined to eat his family and dog for dinner? How would you feel if you glanced outside the gate and spotted a huge hungry monster? And what if that monster was in the midst of a temper tantrum? Read this book to find out what the dinosaur finally ends up eating.

How Are You Peeling? Foods with Moods - (ISBN: 978-0439104319)

by Saxton Freymann

Hungry Hen - (ISBN: 978-0192728784)

by Richard Waring

I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean - (ISBN: 978-0803731929)

by Kevin Sherry

The Duchess Bakes a Cake - (ISBN: 978-1930900141)

by Virginia Kahl

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales - (ISBN: 978-0670844876)

by Jon Scieszka

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! - (ISBN: 978-0916727499)

by Lucille Colandro

Who Made this Cake? - (ISBN: 978-1590785959)

by Chihiro Nakagawa

Activities for this Theme

Enjoy these green eggs and ham activities.


Create your own vegetables with feelings based on Saxton Freymann’s book,
How Are You Peeling? Foods with Moods .


Make a “mosaic” picture out of seeds, beans, and grains.


Try these creative food and play ideas


Revisit the original Oscar the Grouch “I Love Trash” song and make up your own words for funny things to eat.