End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad storybook giveaway

by Courtney Floyd on November 14, 2013

in Children's Books, End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad, End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad, Give-Aways

End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad Graph

Yesterday I introduced the book “End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad” with our Cooking in the classroom post.  Today I am sharing a little bit more about this book along with our fruit salad graph and then stick around to the end of the post to see how you can win your own copy of this book…

End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad giveaway by Teach Preschool

“End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad” by Eluka Moore is the first book in a new series called the “Kitchen Club Kids.”  Their website states that “Kitchen Club Kids adventures are a rhymey-good-timey story and recipe rolled into one,” and I would have to agree!  The “End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad” book is a simple rhyming story that explores fruit, colors, and numbers, making it the perfect addition to any preschool or home library…

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The books starts off with a little girl pondering what comes at the end of a rainbow.  She believes that it is a big, beautiful bowl of colorful fruit salad.  The little girl and her brother (aka the Kitchen Club Kids) then proceed to show us how to make that big, beautiful bowl of fruit salad that she envisions.  The book is wonderful in that it explores 10 different types of fruits, some of which our children weren’t even familiar with, like papaya…

End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad giveaway by Teach Preschool

After reading our story, we then brought out our flannel board graph to chart our own favorite fruits…

End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad giveaway by Teach Preschool

We used black masking tape to create seven different columns on our flannel board graph.  We cut out various fruit, that our preschool children were familiar with, to include on our chart.  We had a column for apples, bananas, berries, grapes, and so on.  Each child was given a piece of felt with his or her name on it.  The children then took turns coming up to the graph and deciding which fruit they liked the best…

End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad giveaway by Teach Preschool

When all of the children had chosen their favorite fruit and put their name in that column, we sat back and observed our graph.  Graphs are an excellent way to begin introducing the concepts of more and less, greater and fewer.  We worked on counting which column had the most names, making it the most popular fruit in our classroom.  And we took note of the empty columns, or the least favorite fruit of our class…

End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad giveaway by Teach Preschool

Our fruit graph was such a fun and easy way to incorporate math into our morning.  And it was a great way to extend all of the wonderful concepts that were introduced in the book “End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad.”

End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad giveaway by Teach Preschool

Enter to Win

If you would like to receive updates on the new books in this series, then I would invite you to “Like” the Kitchen Club Kids Facebook page.  If you would like to enter to win a copy of the “End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad,” simply follow the giveaway instructions below:

To enter the giveaway:

  • Visit the Kitchen Club Kids website then come back here to this post and leave a comment below telling me something you found that was of interest or new to you on their website.
  • Be sure to leave a correct and current e-mail address when you comment so that I can notify you if you win.

Giveaway rules:

  • This giveaway will be closed on Thursday, November 21, 2013 by 10:00pm EST.
  • The winner of the giveaway will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail.  I will then forward the winner’s name and email onto B + B Publishing, the publishers of “End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad.”
  • If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
  • B + B Publishing will contact the winner to arrange delivery of “End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad” children’s book.
  • This giveaway is open only to those who live in the U.S.
  • ONE winner will be chosen from the comments section below by Random Generator.

ENTRIES FOR THIS GIVEAWAY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY EMAIL or COMMENTS LEFT ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE.  YOU MUST COME TO THE BLOG TO LEAVE YOUR COMMENT.  THANK YOU!

Good luck and thank you for your participation!

Disclosure: I received “End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad” to review and provide this giveaway.  I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions are 100% my own.  

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1 Donna November 14, 2013 at 6:37 am

These easy to read books would be a perfect addition to the nutrition part of our preschool curriculum ! We could “make” what we “read” – definitely “hands on” ! Kudos to B&B publishing for giving back to the local community through donations !!!

2 Kelly November 14, 2013 at 7:20 am

I love the concept of cooking and literacy. Often in the winter months we love to cook because getting outside is much harder. It is hard to find stories that go along with cooking and can help the children make connections. I love that this company also donates their proceeds to shelters. Our school and classroom talk a lot about character education. I would love to connect this story to our classroom concept of “Filling Buckets.”

3 Jeri Elllen November 14, 2013 at 7:28 am

Perfect for classroom AND our school lending library, this book is an addition to our Dramatic Play area.

4 Callie Lewry November 14, 2013 at 7:38 am

I had never heard of the books or the website before. So, it was all new to me and the books look great. I love that they rhyme.

5 Shannon November 14, 2013 at 7:40 am

I love how it’s a new company and yet they already have in place a system where they are going to give back to the community. Ahhhh, a socially conscience group!

6 Kellie November 14, 2013 at 7:48 am

This book has beautiful illustrations and easy text. Also covers many concepts and would be great for a preschool classroom.

7 Sharon Heisler November 14, 2013 at 7:53 am

I loved cooking with our 3 (now grown) daughters. Now I do daycare for 7 little ones all under 2-1/2 yrs old. I would love to win a book as I enjoyed seeing the colorful pages and simple instructions that I think my group could enjoy. Cooking with children will be a fun winter activity to spend some wintry times together in Minnesota. I loved the simple text and instructions…hope to win.thank you!

8 Susan Bracken November 14, 2013 at 7:56 am

Since we had just made fruit salad in my 3 year old preschool class, I was really excited to see the Fruit Salad book in yesterday’s post. Now after viewing the Kitchen Club Kids website I see that there is also a book coming about vegetable soup! Both these books will be on my wishlist for next year–our preschool “Family Feasts” include both fruit salad and vegetable soup! What a happy coincidence! (And I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll win the Rainbow Fruit Salad book!!)

9 Cathy Cepican November 14, 2013 at 8:05 am

What a great book to add to our nutrition and healthy eating unit. Also would be another addition to our library of rainbow books! Thanks for sharing this book and your ideas with us.

10 BrOoKe H. November 14, 2013 at 8:12 am

I think it is great to have stories about healthy eating, and when you let the kids become involved in what they are eating, they are more likely to take pride in their work and then eat it and enjoy it. We had a garden this year at our center and grew tomatoes, cucumbers, and green peppers. The children enjoyed taking care of the garden and picking the vegetables when they were ready. Then our chef prepared them for lunch and snacks and there were not many plates left with food still on them. It is now beginning to feel like winter and the garden has been cleaned out for the year, and the children are still asking when we are going to have more vegetables from the garden to eat! :D I went to the website and saw that the book was only 9.99. I think that is a great buy. I plan to buy one for my center and one for my daughter, and cannot wait until the other two come out next year! Thank you for sharing!

11 Renee King November 14, 2013 at 8:26 am

This is a great book series that teaching children about eating healthy. Robin miller a chef says she would have loved to have it when her kids were younger. What a great, fun, colorful way to teach children about food and eating healthy. I would love to win. Good luck guys

12 KAREN November 14, 2013 at 8:45 am

OUR PRE-K CLASS LOVES TO COOK! These books are so exciting not only because of the gorgeous illustrations and great message to eat healthy foods, but also because they open opportunities for sequencing, following a recipe, working on math concepts and many other learning activities! We will definitely be adding these books to our curriculum! Thank you for sharing!

13 Wanda November 14, 2013 at 8:58 am

These books would have been perfect for unit on Food Groups. I was looking for books about food that incorporated preschool concepts. I love the idea of a Rainbow Fruit Salad. I usually have my students make a “Friendship” Salad , I as the parents to send a piece of fruit for each student to add to our “Friendship” salad. The colorful pictures and rhyming text make these books very attractive to our youngest students. These books would be a welcome addition to any preschool classroom and school lending library so families can share the cooking experiences as well.

14 cheryl jacobo November 14, 2013 at 9:01 am

I think this book will show fruits and utensils some kids may never see, also healthy!

15 Margaret Cooke November 14, 2013 at 9:04 am

Loved the idea of having boooks that teach toddlers and preschool kids about food with a story and the recipes too. Great ideas . The two authors on the video really showed they have knowledge about the age they are writing stories for. I can’t wait until I can see the other new books about vegetables and bread. I wish I had them right now because we are talking about food and nutrition right now!

16 Diane Quigley-Clune November 14, 2013 at 9:09 am

I would love to win “end of the rainbow fruit salad” book.
I found it very interesting that the company gives back.
They donate a proceeds of their book sales to local food-based charities.
Another positive message to share with families and kids!

17 Lynn Fehn November 14, 2013 at 9:11 am

Love the idea of cooking with preschoolers in the kitchen. Such great learning is occurring including but not limited to small motor, math, language and social skills. This book and the complete series would be a wonderful addition to any classroom library.
Thank you for combining cooking , reading and healthy food choices for young readers., Lynn

18 Patty Orth November 14, 2013 at 9:16 am

This sounds like a great series of books. This would make a great addition to any preschool program. I am also looking forward to the 2nd volume Garden Safari – Vegetable Soup.

19 Charna Schubert November 14, 2013 at 9:25 am

It is so beautiful that proceeds of the sales are going to help those who are needy! What a beautiful book and company!

20 Kathy Baker November 14, 2013 at 9:39 am

I love the combination of food and books. It makes for hands on extensions in the classrooms.

21 susan November 14, 2013 at 9:39 am

I loved the web site. the books are a great way to introduce baking and cooking. I run a preschool and have always loved to tie in a book with our cooking activities. the books are very well illustrated and the children will love to look at them and try the recipts.

22 Dena November 14, 2013 at 9:39 am

End of the Rainbow is a unique book that will allow kids to experience all colors of the rainbow and integrate them into the delicious foods we eat. My 2-3 yr. old preschoolers would love this book when we celebrate “All Color Day” at our school.

23 Tina November 14, 2013 at 9:40 am

I liked they showed future book (coming soon) so you can see they have more books in the works.

24 Nicola Ford November 14, 2013 at 9:43 am

Brilliant book I love it!

25 Debbi Guenzel November 14, 2013 at 9:45 am

I love the name of the publishing company – Bread and Butter! I also love how you give back to local food banks to put food on the tables for those who need it! These are adorable books, and will be checking out Amazon to purchase for my daycare kiddos!

26 Donna November 14, 2013 at 9:45 am

As a former employee for WIC and a preschool teacher I can’t wait to get my hands on the Rainbows End book. What fun we will have!

27 Melissa November 14, 2013 at 9:45 am

I read the book review mentioning that papaya is unfamiliar to her child in Long Island. Here in Hawaii many if us have papaya trees in our yards. I would make this into an activity that students could bring in a fruit they pick themselves to add to a fruit salad!

28 jo November 14, 2013 at 9:47 am

read the great graphing activity you did, & went to the kitchen club kids website. Fun book series they’re putting together, plus their charity donations add to their nice endeavors!

29 cherie willis November 14, 2013 at 9:48 am

I LOVE this site, and I love your cooking with kids books…I would LOVE to have this book, because I actually do a “food sense” cooking unit every 2 weeks with my Preschoolers & they absolutely LOVE it!! I use many book/cook classroom activities, & most recently have asked my “sister” ECEAP classroom Teacher to meet with my class so we could make this colorful fruit salad together (as shown in this book) but because we don;t own the book, we were going to have to check it out at our local Library….so winning it would be a wonderful BONUS!!! thanks for your books & all of these fun ideas!! :)

30 Penny November 14, 2013 at 9:51 am

Literature, maths, nutrition and fun all in one book. There are so many follow on activities for this also. Wonderful.

31 Julie November 14, 2013 at 9:51 am

Hi, I don’t know if it’s coz I was on my phone bug being honest I didn’t find the website very user friendly! Maybe if I used it on my laptop it may have been better. Anyhow I didn’t kno there where books like this to encourage healthy eating n exploring new foods so I was impressed! I like the idea of these books and when I get my laptop on ill be looking again!! :) x

32 Shirley Moore November 14, 2013 at 9:52 am

Just bought a new kitchen for our day home. This book would be awesome to use for our nutrition part. Would love to win this awesome book.

33 Jenn C November 14, 2013 at 9:57 am

This would be perfect for my preschooler!

34 belinda roethlisberger November 14, 2013 at 9:57 am

I found it interesting that the company gives back, it is great that they give donate part of their proceeds to chartieable food-base business, the book series looks very interesting, I was’ nt aware of your site I will checking back often, Love it!!

35 Lori Thibeault November 14, 2013 at 9:59 am

I love that this series focuses on basic counting, colors, food recognition and critical thinking!! Rhyming is a great way for children to learn and they are so eager to help in the kitchen. These stories provide a real recipe for them to make which will give them a real confidence boost making them feel important and part of the family. Excellent!!!

36 zoe bickmore November 14, 2013 at 9:59 am

I absolutely love everything on your website. I plan to start little cooking classes for children and the website has really inspired me. Thank you

37 Beth November 14, 2013 at 10:02 am

I was excited to see that Bread and Butter Publishing provides support for food-based charities! As an early childhood education advocate and trainer, I challenge teachers to incorporate nutrition into the daily routines. Cooking, tasting, and learning about food!

38 Kristen K November 14, 2013 at 10:05 am

Love the idea that you can be in the kitchen with kids and make healthy and fun treats! What a great concept.

39 Dana November 14, 2013 at 10:06 am

I love the work that Bread & Butter Publishing is doing with proceeds from the sales of your books! LET’S FEED THE WORLD!

40 Kim Smith November 14, 2013 at 10:07 am

I love the concept of the books as we are always working to promote health eating choices. So excited for Garden Safari!

41 Clara StJohn November 14, 2013 at 10:09 am

I am very excited that there is a website promoting books and activities for children about food and nutrition. Teaching in Early Childhood for 20+ years it was always hard to find books on a Pre-k level. Love the Kitchen Club Kids website as well as Teach Preschool. Thanks for a job well done!
C. StJohn

42 Nicole November 14, 2013 at 10:10 am

I had not heard of this book but i am super excited because i know that this series will be a perfect addition to my health unit with my three year olds. This is a book series that promotes healthy eating habits in young children and has a real recipe in each story that can be done as a class.

43 Linda November 14, 2013 at 10:12 am

What a beautiful book and I love the graphing activity. I love the idea that the publisher is giving back to communities. These books have a great message. I think what I was most excited about on the website was to see there are more books coming out!!

44 Candice white November 14, 2013 at 10:12 am

This would be a fun lesson to do with my preschoolers

45 Janet November 14, 2013 at 10:13 am

I love all the different ways that “academics” are taught through age appropriate means! I especially appreciate the rhyming aspects of the book. In teaching kindergarten, rhyming words is the one part of book/print awareness that children tend to have the most difficulty. Having a book that incorporates rhyming in addition to other curriculum areas would be awesome!

46 Ginger November 14, 2013 at 10:17 am

Excited about being able to have a tool to use that can focus on what kids do best. Play and eat!!!! It just speaks learning all over the place!!!! Fun, Too.
Thanks for Sharing. Not sure if I can wait to see if we are a winner. May buy it for myself!!!!

47 Maddie November 14, 2013 at 10:17 am

I would love to have this book for my child care center!!!

48 Mande Black November 14, 2013 at 10:23 am

I would love to have this book. It is a very creative way to introduce young children to different types of food.

49 Tangerine November 14, 2013 at 10:29 am

I would love to win “End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad”. I love that Bread + Butter Publishing is giving back to the communities. Also, I love these books have a great message of eating healthy. Moreover, the benefits of cooking with preschoolers in the kitchen is endless.

50 Jessica November 14, 2013 at 10:31 am

Wow! Everyone of their books looks like an amazing resource!

51 Jeannette Beaver November 14, 2013 at 10:36 am

My kids love to read and love to eat and I love “kitchen table learning”.
I found that little kids learn so much when their stories are incorporated into the real world and this book takes the guesswork out of it for us busy parents, hooray!

52 Rebecca November 14, 2013 at 10:42 am

This looks like a great idea! I would love to show this book to my preschoolers and cook with them! I was impressed how this publisher gives back to the community and encourages moms and dads to read AND cook with their children. We do this with our young children at home and this book would quickly become a favorite!

53 Suzanne Vincent November 14, 2013 at 10:49 am

I learned that Anna, The Sensible Momma, thinks this book is “rhymey-good-timey” and I would LOVE to find out for myself!!!

54 lindsay musgrove November 14, 2013 at 11:04 am

I love the ideas of all these books! I am a preschool teacher and I love my job. This would be a great way to incorporate so many things including healthy eating, colors, reading, writing, inclusion etc. I would definitely use this in my classroom. I also have recently started a home library BC I am wanting children of my own in the near future :) so I’m starting early. This would be an awesome addition. I love cooking and healthy food habits!
I love that a part of tour boom proceeds go to help people who need it. I enjoy serving the community helping others in need as well.

55 Jennifer Thiessen November 14, 2013 at 11:09 am

I would love to add this boom to my library! I absolutely LOVE hands-on activities!

56 Jennifer Thiessen November 14, 2013 at 11:09 am

*book, LOL! :)

57 Ellen November 14, 2013 at 11:10 am

I was having fun exploring the whole site —- but what interested me most was seeing more about the book you’re giving away AND the other 2 that are going to be released in the future — they look like fantastic books to have in the pre-k classroom!! I can’t wait to see them when they are released! I would love to have this book to add to my health/nutrition unit!

58 amy pedoto November 14, 2013 at 11:15 am

I like that they are real recipes that even a 3year old could make alone.

59 Michelle Crumm November 14, 2013 at 11:47 am

I think its is great they include a recipie in the book that is simple enouhh for anyone to follow! This book looks wonderful!

60 Nancy Dustin November 14, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I love any book that can be used in many ways. This one is so interactive for so many age groups as I discovered on their web site. It truly is the perfect book to give a new mom, it will grow with the child and surely become the one kept and remembered. Good work. Can’t wait to order and add to my collection of over 2500 children’s books.

61 Ariel W. November 14, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Kitchen Club Kids is a great site. Very aesthetically pleasing, and I will visit again. I can’t wait for “Garden Safari: Vegetable Soup” and “Feed Your Senses: Homemade Bread” to be released in 2014!!!! Plus I like that the publisher gives back some of the proceeds to the community. Hope I win, because the book is sooooo cute.

62 Cheryl Welte November 14, 2013 at 12:05 pm

This book is wonderful for the daycare the I work at. Right now we are working on teaching the children and their parents the importance of healthy eating. If I won this book for the daycare I would be able to have each classroom teach an interactive lesson on fruit salad, and the children then will be able to make their own fruit salad. That in turn will allow the children to go home excited about what they have learned and eager to show their parents what they have learned about healthy eating.

63 Megan November 14, 2013 at 12:29 pm

This book would be a wonderful addition to our classroom library, lending library, and our dramatic play center. Every year I make a purpose to talk about healthy eating and to use fruit and vegetables to explore our 5 senses. My school is in a very low income location and many of our students have not had fruit or vegetables that do not come in the can, so this is a very new and exciting experience for all of them.

64 Melanie Muller November 14, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I did not know there were other books, I would love to get one because it sounds amazing!! My daughter and niece would love these books and they would be great for me at work too!!

65 Pam D. November 14, 2013 at 1:02 pm

I am so excited about these books! I think they will be an awesome addition to my preschool classroom. We always make Fruit Salad (Yummy, Yummy!) in class, so this book will go along nicely with that project. I also like the fact that the Bread + Butter Publishing Company gives back to the community by helping others! Way to go!

66 Tara November 14, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Thank you for posting this book and the graphing activity. I believe this is a fun and exciting book to get the little one actively involved and trying new fruits! Introducing new fruits in the perfect environment. Really think kids learn and try more in a hands on situation. Would love to add this book and the other ones to the classroom….
Having the company give back to the community is such a plus!

67 Stephanie November 14, 2013 at 1:27 pm

These books are easy to read and are able to relate to children and would be perfect for preschool. It covers many things concepts and I love how much they care about children which is the main purpose of these books!

68 Lisanne Jensen November 14, 2013 at 1:28 pm

I was happy to see that this book only costs $9.99 … what a great price! I would love to have this book as part of our preschool library! Thank you for the giveaway!

69 Betsy November 14, 2013 at 1:30 pm

The End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad book is a great book for teaching children ages 2-6 years old about healthy eating habits for home as well as school. It even has the recipe at the end of the book so you can make it with your class. I can’t wait to see the other books coming out soon about vegetable soup and garden salads!

70 Tammy November 14, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Can’t wait for the book about baking bread for the senses. I love cooking and baking with the children. In our center it is a mini field trip to go to the schools cafeteria where the staff bakes it for us.

71 Nancy L S November 14, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Love how it is endorsed by Robin Miller, nutritionist and FoidNetwork TV star!

72 Sabine Brown November 14, 2013 at 1:58 pm

As I perused their website, I was happily surprised to find out that Bread & Butter Publishing (cute name) gives a portion of book proceeds to local food related charities. That is impressive to me. I also love how not only do you get healthy food ideas, family bonding time in the kitchen with this book…also learning skills are taught such as numbers, colors and nutrition. As a preschool teacher, this book and other forthcoming titles are a powerful tool that I must use. Lastly, I enjoyed learning that some of the authors were coworkers in a past life that rediscovered each other to form this series.

73 Janet November 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Love this book. You can make a friendship fruit salad where each child brings in their favorite fruit with the colors of the rainbow.

74 Kathy Corbett November 14, 2013 at 2:03 pm

I teach deaf and hard-of-hearing preschoolers, who need colorful, simple visuals to learn new vocabulary. “The End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad” book and the others coming out look like they will certainly fulfill that need!

75 Susan November 14, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Love this series of books! They go perfectly with our Friday Healthy Cooking classes!

76 Nancy November 14, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Love, love this book and cannot wait for the other two to be published. What a great idea, to encourage the use of the children’s senses while baking bread!
These books would be a great addition to any classroom or home with children. I am hoping to be able to get a copy of End of the Rainbow Salad to use when my class make their Friendship Salad.
Love your website, thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas.

77 T. Cheri Naquin November 14, 2013 at 2:25 pm

I was excited to see that there was also a book to go along with our vegetable garden and a book for making bread! This would be so awesome for the preschool students!

78 ashley cossette November 14, 2013 at 2:28 pm

“Experts say one of the best ways to help children develop problem-solving skills is to cook together.”

I’ve been cooking with my 3 year old since he was a baby, now it’s gotten to the point where he knows everything aronud the kitchen! I love doing it because it’s a bonding time for us, and I’d love for him to continue to appreciate and understand this necessary life skill… but knowing that I’m helping his development more than I even knew is amazing!

79 Becky November 14, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Would love to be able to share this book with my preschoolers!

80 Jeanette P. November 14, 2013 at 2:34 pm

My son is getting feeding therapy so I think all of their books will be incredibly helpful to us! I’m always looking to grow our food book collection and this is just awesome! Thanks for the giveaway and for spreading the word.

81 Melissa November 14, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Love these books. Such a great way to teach kids about healthy foods.

82 Wanda Whitesides November 14, 2013 at 2:47 pm

WOW! I love this book and the upcoming books look just as wonderful. They would be a great addition to our preschool library. We have a Rainbow Day in the spring; what a great addition the rainbow salad will be.

83 Sandy November 14, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Love the kids food books to help educate them at this age.
Looking forward to “Feed the Senses”.
I daily look forward to your blog and use almost every one!!! Thankyou!!!
Sandy

84 JONI GREENSLAUGH November 14, 2013 at 2:53 pm

we would loveeeeee to have this

85 Allison Crawford November 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm

I really like your books and can wait to see the other ones when they come out.

86 M Sterling November 14, 2013 at 3:12 pm

We’re planning on a Friendship Fruit Salad for our Community Thanksgiving Feast (sharing with other classes too). This book seems to compliment our goal of working together to prepare a delicious and healthy option for our feast. I like that it introduces a few not-so-usual fruits to encourage the kids to try something new.

On their website I learned that they are community conscious also and have a plan for giving back to their local communities.

87 Chris November 14, 2013 at 3:45 pm

What a delightful set of books! I can imagine using them in the classroom and being able to introduce the children to a variety of healthy foods. I’m am going to have to purchase “Feed Your Senses” – my class would LOVE to make homemade bread!

88 Johanne November 14, 2013 at 3:56 pm

I just started weekly cooking project in my toddler class and this would be a perfect tool to use with the kiddos! I love how beautiful and interesting the books are for the kids but that it really is a way to show them the various steps in a recipe. I cannot wait to see the rest of the series as well! I love that they help food-related charities as well!

89 Jackie November 14, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Wow! What a cool website. I teach preschool and love using books that include so many extended ideas. This story would be great for a Grandparents event that I am planning for February. Always looking for program ideas and the fruit salad is perfect.

90 Sharon Owen November 14, 2013 at 4:43 pm

My daughter would love these books. I think they’re a great introduction to the kitchen and nutrition.

91 HOLLY November 14, 2013 at 4:47 pm

I love that there are two more books to come. Perfect for the class.

92 Bette V November 14, 2013 at 4:47 pm

This book would really enhance any lesson on both rainbows and healthy eating. Would love to have one.

93 Heidi November 14, 2013 at 4:48 pm

I love the idea of bringing parents into the kitchen with their kids. Healthy eating sets kids up for a healthier life. I haven’t ever heard of these books, but I will be ordering them to add to my personal and classroom libraries! Any books that turn into a hands-on activity is worth its weight in gold!

94 Linmikmog@aol.com November 14, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Would absolutely love to have this book for my preschool class
So many lessons could be taught from it!

95 Kelda A November 14, 2013 at 5:30 pm

This is actually the first time I have heard about Kitchen Club Kids website. I love it! A new favorite!

96 kristin November 14, 2013 at 6:01 pm

What a great book series! I’d love to use all of them in my toddler Montessori class!

97 Kim M. Bannister November 14, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Thank you for sharing the Kitchen Club Website. I didn’t know about the collection of children’s storybooks on healthy eating. I will be ordering these books for my Family Child Care Program

98 Robin November 14, 2013 at 6:18 pm

I love the books and how they can tie into the curriculum and see more books to be published soon and they look just as exciting.

99 Joy November 14, 2013 at 6:26 pm

I love the fact that Bread & Butter Publishers, who publishes this book, donates money to help out those who are struggling to have food on the table in their community.

100 Joy November 14, 2013 at 6:30 pm

I love the fact that Bread and Butter Publishers, who publishes this book, donates to local charities to help those in their community who do not have access to food.

101 Kathleen November 14, 2013 at 6:49 pm

As a preschool teacher I am always looking for great books to coordinate with our nutrition/cooking activities. Next week we are having our “Friendship fruit salad” and the following week we are honoring Thanksgiving with our “Sharing Soup”. I would LOVE to add your wonderful book to my collection!! Thanks!

102 nita mustain November 14, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Wow! I had never heard of these books. Love “cooking” activities with my 2 year old class. Definitely need to pick up some of these books.

103 Debbie November 14, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Will be looking for these books! Just finished Five Senses unit and would have loved to incorporate the book about senses and baking bread. Also, glad to see they have already committed to giving back to the community with their book profits! Love reading your blog, too. (Have borrowed several of your ideas!). Thank you!

104 Sue Cappucci November 14, 2013 at 7:42 pm

I love the fact that the authors are parents who cook with their children. Some of my favorite memories with my children (who are now grown) is making pizza and cookies, etc. with them. I would love to share this series with the four and five year old children that I now teach.

105 Chris Knopf November 14, 2013 at 7:42 pm

I was surprised to find more books that could be used for vocabulary development and as a very hands on language experience for my students with hearing loss and language delay.

106 Cindy November 14, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Cooking is a weekly event with my four year old classes and this series of books sound wonderful. I like that the company gives back to the community.

107 Sylvia November 14, 2013 at 8:39 pm

We cook once a week in our preschool and if we could teach healthy eating through stories, that would be great. I hope I win the book!

108 Tamera November 14, 2013 at 8:48 pm

I taught Nutrition for 6 years and for the last 15 years have taught Pre K, what a great way to combine the two together. Keep up the great work!

109 Anne Chan November 14, 2013 at 8:53 pm

I love the idea of using these stories to teach children basic concepts such as colors, shapes, numbers, etc. then following up with a cooking project to teach about healthy eating while having fun. We made Vegetable Soup last week in our preschool classroom, and I was wishing I had had that book! The kids loved it, and we had so many parent donations of vegetables left over, we will be making vegetable soup again tomorrow!

110 Ellen C. November 14, 2013 at 8:54 pm

This is the first time I’ve seen these books and the website. I really like that the books are fun to read and lend themselves to many extension activities.

111 Amy O'Grady November 14, 2013 at 8:55 pm

I would love to see all the books in the series especially Garden Safari Vegetable Soup.

112 Casey November 14, 2013 at 9:40 pm

What a great site! I would love to add this book and the upcoming books into our kitchen area. We have cookbooks in our kitchen dramatic play area and 2-3 times a month we actual make some of the recipes with real food for snack time. The kids choose what we make and we turn the day into lessons on healthy eating, math (measurement) and science (cooking). I love the fruit book and really look forward to the vegetable “Garden Safari” book.

113 sedona November 14, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Love these easy to read books!!!and so colorful.

114 Shanicka November 14, 2013 at 9:46 pm

The one thing I learned and liked about the website is that the books are kid friendly and they provide kid friendly recipes. As a first year teacher at a pretty strict site I sometimes struggle with finding ways to present nutrition to my children in a fun yet meaningful way. This book would help mgs do just that!

115 Mandy Charpentier November 14, 2013 at 9:58 pm

My kids love to cook also, and although I do find it messy and confusing, I love themes like this that we can all really get into. Thank you for introducing me to this book series!

116 Kim Buenger November 14, 2013 at 9:59 pm

I have never even heard of these books. I am just super excited to learn that they are available. Cooking is such a great activity in our classroom. The language being used and opportunity for vocabulary development is unlimited. My students love being a part of making something and then eating what they make. I am excited to check out these books!

117 Therese Wood November 14, 2013 at 10:05 pm

I so want this book. I like the fact that the publishers and author give back to their community supporting local businesses. They stated “A big part of sharing is giving back to the communities in which we live, work and play. With this in mind, Bread + Butter Publishing will be a proud supporter of local food-based charities. Every year, we will donate proceeds from our book sales to help put food on the tables of those who find themselves in difficult situations.” This is not something you hear of publishers doing and in the business of helping children understand complex ideals such as sharing and giving back, I think this is a concrete way to do so.
My three year olds have been learning about friendship and everything that goes along with it such as cooperation, taking turns, problem solving, sharing and giving. We have been doing group food activities such as friendship sandwiches, trail mix, will be doing fruit salad and stone soup. This book will be an added bonus becaus it talks about fruits locally grown here in Hawaii. Thanks for sharing.

118 Nancy Reed November 14, 2013 at 10:18 pm

This book would fit in perfectly my school’s Color Me Healthy curriculum, which focuses on eating a rainbow of healthy foods. Great book – thanks for sharing!

119 Donna November 14, 2013 at 10:18 pm

As a pre-school teacher, I love the idea of using this book in the classroom to meet many of the curriculum guidelines. I enjoyed the “Giving Back” section on their website, giving back to the community, promoting healthy eating choices and fun recipes for the children to make that they want to eat! I Can’t wait to get my hands on this colorful and wonderful book so I can start planning activities. Looking forward to the other new books coming soon. I also checked out the Pinterest boards…Love it all! Thanks” Teach Preschool” for all the awesome ideas and this great offer too!!!

120 Jennifer November 14, 2013 at 10:50 pm

I love that there is a whole series of these books! I can’t wait to introduce them to my preschoolers!

121 val brown November 14, 2013 at 10:51 pm

I love incorporating cooking into my pre-k classroom.I soul absolutely love to add this book to my collection..we are actually doing a health and nutrition theme right now!

122 val brown November 14, 2013 at 10:58 pm

I love incorporating cooking into my classroom so these books wsould be awesome to add to my cooking library.

123 Colleen Gray November 14, 2013 at 11:27 pm

I love everything about this site. I have worked in the preschool classroom for 35 years. I need new ideas. Love this book and activity with the flannel board and fruit. Colleen Gray

124 Kathy Pender November 14, 2013 at 11:34 pm

I had never heard of the books or the publisher, but I think they look wonderful. At our preschool, we are always trying to teach the kids that eating healthy is yummy, fun and oh-so-good for them, so these books would be a great addition. I was particularly interested in the fruit salad book, because we always make a fruit salad with the kids for our Thanksgiving Feast. (And by the way, we LOVE rainbows!) I also love the way the publisher is giving back to the community. No child should ever go hungry. Thanks for the giveaway. I would definitely love to win! :-)

125 Donna November 15, 2013 at 12:14 am

Wow, so may ideas to use in the classroom, cant wait to see the other books in the series.

126 Grainne Campbell November 15, 2013 at 2:56 am

I like the way the books promote healthy eating in youngsters, through simple stories but also how the company promotes local business and charities for those less fortunate than ourselves, which will extend learning too x

127 dena November 15, 2013 at 5:17 am

These books would compliment our program’s goal of promoting healthy food choices. It would be great to share with our families as a home activity as well. I like that the recipes are real and simple and can be made by anyone.

128 Betty Ellzy November 15, 2013 at 6:00 am

I am always looking for different ways to include math in my lessons, this book is great for the developmental level of my students.

129 Debra G November 15, 2013 at 6:07 am

I love these books. My children LOVE rainbows.

130 Jayne D. November 15, 2013 at 6:38 am

This book looks great and my class would love it.
Thanks

131 Isabel Z November 15, 2013 at 6:40 am

I love how a good children’s story is interwoven with cooking. Such appealing titles and illustrations.

132 Pam B November 15, 2013 at 7:04 am

I learned that they have 2 new books coming out soon and then giving back to the community is important to them as a company. Cooking is a great way to introduce kids to so many things and having books is a great way to link everything.

133 Ann November 15, 2013 at 7:06 am

I’m always looking for great ideas. I really enjoyed looking at your website.

134 Christy Taylor November 15, 2013 at 7:22 am

What a wonderful line of books! I’m excited to see such a neat book that can be used in so many ways. This one looks awesome and the soon to be released ones do too! Thanks for sharing about them.
Pfdtillerman@yahoo.com

135 Monica November 15, 2013 at 8:20 am

I am a terrible cook (EVERYONE who knows me will agree). However, as a preschool teacher I know how important cooking is with my kiddos. I love attaching books to cooking activities and this book will do just that. I discovered by going to the kitchen club kids website that it is a rhyming book (a skill that is essential in so many ways) and that other books are in the works. I look forward to using these books in my classroom!

136 Vanessa November 15, 2013 at 3:53 pm

I love the idea that cooking with kids promotes problem solving skills. I know I have personally learned a lot of real life skills through cooking!

137 Elizabeth Wright November 15, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Wow! I can’t wait until Feed Your Senses Making Bread book comes out. I always do a unit on the body and the 5 senses with my preschoolers and we make whole wheat bread from scratch as one of the activities during our study. This book would be a great addition for our unit!

138 Linda Cunningham November 15, 2013 at 6:50 pm

I like the different books which are easily incorporated into cooking activities.

139 Maria November 15, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Baby Snob has my interest. Delightful to see such a young child recognize papayas! Looking forward to reading more about this series, start young and be healthy!

140 Twyla November 16, 2013 at 10:13 am

This is the first in an interesting looking series of books.

141 judith major November 17, 2013 at 5:32 am

Hello books were colorful and fun for the children and staff. I love the fun experiences for the children.
Judith Major

142 Kimber Pearce November 17, 2013 at 8:15 am

I have been teaching PreK for 21 years and have always had difficulty finding foods that children enjoy. I love the book and the colorful illustrations are very pretty. I liked the way the website tells about the author and has a link to the blog. I also liked seeing that more books are on the way. I hope to win this for my children for our upcoming “Friendship Salad” Day. Our class does a cooking activity each week. Since I have entered many “give-aways” without winning, I am happy that Teach Preschool has the link to purchase the book :).
Thanks for sharing!

143 Becca November 17, 2013 at 9:51 am

Kitchen Club Kids was all new to me as I am a first time visitor to the website. I am in love with the books they want to publish and I am especially excited about the Garden Safari because I love to do a seed, fruit, and vegetable unit in the springtime with my preschoolers! Keep the good work coming!

~Becca

144 Michelle wagner November 17, 2013 at 1:58 pm

I had never heard of this company before. I love the site.

I am a teacher at the Ohio School for the Blind and I especially can’t wait for the book using your 5 senses for making bread comes out. Love this. Thanks for sharing.

145 Nancy November 17, 2013 at 8:26 pm

I love that a book can accompany a healthy cooking project. Fabulous idea. This concept is long overdue. I look forward to the entire series. Than you.

146 Emily S November 18, 2013 at 10:44 pm

I really like the looks of these books – it seems that all of the healthy eating books I have are written above the kindergarten level, so I’m always editing them when I read. Would be nice to just read! Like the titles in the series so far.

147 Mary Carol Britt November 18, 2013 at 10:54 pm

We are studying our 5 senses and worked on taste last week having a “Favorite Food Feast”. The End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad book would be a great starting point to make a fresh salad for ourselves, which I know our preschoolers would love!

148 Jillian November 19, 2013 at 8:21 pm

I learned that Bread +Butter Publishing supports local food-based charities.

149 Nancy November 20, 2013 at 5:50 pm

I learned that they have a blog!

150 Shaila Kokil November 20, 2013 at 11:21 pm

I would like to win, “End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad” book for my preschool classroom. I am a preschool special education teacher. I would like to use this book with my preschool students. With this book, you can use many activities such as healthy eating, colors, and graphing activities. I like the idea that the Kitchen Club website promotes healthy eating habits and recipes building skills.

151 Katie Bellamy November 21, 2013 at 8:27 am

That there’s really no other children’s storybook collection that promotes healthy eating habits, fundamental learning opportunities and recipe building skills like Kitchen Club Kids. Plus, they’re fun to read.

152 Adrianne B November 21, 2013 at 8:56 am

I learned that cooking with children teaches them problem-solving skills.

153 Danielle Jones November 21, 2013 at 10:21 am

I had never heard of the site before. I checked it out and would like their garden vegtable soup book. It would even be good for toddlers as well as preschool. wonderful way to jump start learning.

154 Brigette Streeper November 21, 2013 at 11:54 am

It won first place in the children’s picture book category!

155 Colleen Maurina November 21, 2013 at 9:39 pm

I learned that this book has colorful illustrations and layered learning opportunities on each page that will keep your child’s interest from beginning to end. I see that she has two more books in the series coming soon!

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