How terribly grumpy is Peter! His glass is always half full, until a mistaken party invitation brings him face-to-face with Pablo the Potato, whose equally grumpy demeanour shines a light on Peter’s own negativity. Did fate bring them together? Or did an optimistic friend hatch a plan to show these two potatoes the sunnier side of life? Did you know that kids think that food tastes better when there is a cartoon character associated with it? The Food ABC is the perfect tool to encourage your kids to “eat their greens”. But don’t be mistaken about the contents of these clever books! While healthy food items personify each character to carry an implicit message about the importance of following a healthy diet, the stories themselves do not centre around food. Instead, they teach valuable and positive life lessons about challenges that we can all relate to in our contemporary life, such as digital addiction, sense of unworthiness and persistent unhappiness. To the author’s credit, she masterfully weaves these lessons into storylines in a way that young children can relate to and understand. Rest assured your children’s “healthy appetite” will naturally come after reading these fun and engaging books that impart some pretty amazing life lessons, too! The Food ABC is an interesting read for anyone over six years of age.