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Children will gain familiarity with different types of tomatoes and explore how they taste.
Children become comfortable with tasting new foods in the supportive, positive environment of their preschool. Children learn that many vegetables come in lots of different varieties that all look and taste different.


A photographic introduction to tomatoes and how they grow.

All about tomatoes and how they grow, this book is illustrated with photographs and includes a glossary of new vocabulary.

Erin has always longed for a vegetable garden, and sets out to grow one. Along the way she learns many lessons from her new garden friends that span generations.

From Growing Vegetable Soup, written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert.

A boy goes on a magical journey to the farms where his soup ingredients were grown.