Eat your Peas, Louise by Pegeen Snow. All it takes is one little word for Louise to eat her peas. But will father figure out the right word? Read it a second time and pause while your students add the correct rhyming words.
Rabbit Food by Susanna Gretz. A bunny who doesn’t like carrots? Hard to believe. Uncle Bunny comes to bunny-sit with little bunnies Danny, Debbie and John. John doesn’t like to eat anything that is good for him. No celery, no tomatoes, no peas, no carrots and no mushrooms. But it turns out that Uncle Bunny is hiding the fact that he doesn’t like carrots either. This book has a very cute craft called a “baked potato rabbit". Slice a baked potato lengthwise and use the flat white side to make the face. Use two peas for the eyes, sliced mushroom for the nose, strips of celery for the whiskers and carrots for the ears.
Winter Days in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Laura helps her family gather vegetables to store for the winter.
Never Take a Pig to Lunch selected and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott. This book is filled with silly poems about food like this one by Eve Merriam:
I once knew a boy who was odd as could be:
He liked to eat cauliflower and broccoli
And spinach and turnips and rhubarb pies
And he didn’t like hamburgers or French fries.
Here’s one by an Anonymous that the students may be able to memorize:
I eat my peas with honey.
I’ve done it all my life.
It makes the peas taste funny.
But it keeps them on the knife.