Mealtime—“Yummy-in-the-tummy time”—is an opportunity to teach young children two major life skills: nutrition and table manners. Simple but important mealtime routines come to life as the toddlers in this book remember to wash their hands, use a napkin and fork or spoon, stay at the table, and eat healthy foods. Toddlers also learn the one big rule for mealtime: Always try one bite (“You just might like it!”). Parents and caregivers want toddlers to develop healthy eating habits and positive mealtime routines. This book helps them do so with Verdick’s keen ability to speak directly to little ones and Heinlen’s delightful, appealing illustrations. Includes tips for parents and caregivers. Part of the award-winning Toddler Tools series.
About the Author
Elizabeth Verdick is the author of more than thirty highly acclaimed books for children and teenagers, including books in the Toddler Tools board book series, the Best Behavior™ series for young children, and the Laugh & Learn™ series for preteens. Elizabeth’s daughter and son are the inspiration for nearly everything she writes. She lives with her husband, two children, and five pets near St. Paul, Minnesota.
Marieka Heinlen received her BFA at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and also studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. She launched her career as an award-winning children’s book illustrator with the original edition of Hands Are Not for Hitting and has illustrated the Best Behavior and Toddler Tools series. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband, son, and daughter.