Rainbow Stew

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Morning begins with a stretch, wiggle, sniff and giggle as the 3 kids scramble from their beds – Grandpa’s making pancakes. The grandkids love visiting him. Even though it is a rainy day Grandpa plans an outdoor activity. They will be finding colors for his famous Rainbow Stew! The colors of course are in the garden. They all put on their rainy day gear and head outside. They find lots of greens: spinach, kale, cucumbers and then they move through the garden looking for the colors of the rainbow by picking vegetables. When the basket is full, the cooking goes into full swing. Grandpa and the kids cook up a colorful stew from Grandpa’s garden.

The story is told in rhyme with bold colorful illustrations. It is the loving story of Grandpa and his grandkids sharing a special day together. The treat is how to make the rainbow stew which is included at the end of the story.

When I first read this picture book, it reminded me of our very own Fresh Food Fairy, Hether Frayer. She is visiting the Eastwood Branch, for a storytime celebrating healthy foods, on July 25th at 10:30am and at the Central Library on August 23 at 10:30 am. What a fun book to share with your preschoolers and then join in at the storytimes with the Fresh Food Fairy. Enjoy


Rainbow Stew

Posted by Nancy Smith at 07/15/2013 01:27:05 PM | 

would love to read this to my daughter will see if i can get a copy tonight at the library
Posted by: Carmen ( Email ) at 7/15/2013 3:08 PM

My kids loved this story, needing it read several times each day. They even had their Grandfather read it to them when he stopped by one day.
Posted by: kim ( Email ) at 7/16/2013 1:49 PM

How wonderful! I will take note of this and look for it in the library! Thank-you! :)
Posted by: Kelly Burcroff ( Email ) at 7/19/2013 4:35 PM

Thank you for your lovely review of Rainbow Stew!
Happy Reading!
Posted by: Cathryn Falwell ( Email | Visit ) at 7/24/2013 9:39 AM

I am looking forward to reading this to my girls! They LOVE pancakes, especially from their grandparents house! From there it looks like the story takes a creative turn, just as we look forward to bountiful produce from this area we all love. Thanks for the recommendation!
Posted by: Rebecca ( Email ) at 7/31/2013 2:28 PM

Just put a hold on this one! Can't wait to read it with my little ones. :) Thanks for the recommendation...
Posted by: Staci ( Email ) at 8/3/2013 2:46 PM

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