The colors that various little animal kids notice throughout the day inspire them to eat foods that match those colors. Morning's yellow sunshine leads to a breakfast banana. Red trucks and red balls at playtime inspire a craving for strawberries; an orange sunset lends itself to slices of slurpy mango and sweet potatoes. At each color stage of the day, matching food items (plus one or two silly choices) are pictured; then a flap is lifted to find out what the kid chose to eat. When it's time to sleep and lights are out, a cool clear glass of water is just the right nightcap. Following this is a brief endnote written by a nutritionist with advice on encouraging kids to eat fresh foods and a balanced diet.
Praise for Betsy Thompson's illustrations in Eggs 1, 2, 3, by Janet Halfmann:
*An Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Medal Winner
"For her picture-book debut, Thompson plays up the nature theme by using richly textured papers and fabrics to fashion her cut-paper collages. While her shapes and outlines are quite simple, their textures are anything but plain, adding another whole dimension to the artwork." --Kirkus Reviews
Mmm...Let's Eat! by Libby Koponen with illustrations by Betsy Thompson