As farmers markets hit their stride this summer and local produce becomes abundant, it’s a perfect time to introduce young readers to the concept of eating like the animals — fresh, seasonal, natural — with Giovanna Zoboli and Simona Mulazzani’s Animal Supermarket.

Read on to sample a few choice excerpts from this dazzlingly imaginative picture book.

Interior illustration by Simona Mulazzani from Animal Supermarket.

Interior illustration by Simona Mulazzani from Animal Supermarket.

The Animal Supermarket sells only natural foods.
None of the customers want ice cream, cookies,
or chips. There’s no point looking for pizza or
sugary snacks.

Interior illustration by Simona Mulazzani from Animal Supermarket.

Interior illustration by Simona Mulazzani from Animal Supermarket.

The goat goes crazy for
turnips, gourds, and beets.
He shares a cart with the cow,
and they fill it right up.

Interior illustration by Simona Mulazzani from Animal Supermarket.

Interior illustration by Simona Mulazzani from Animal Supermarket.

The frozen food section was never very popular.
They closed it down last year and put in a
meadow instead.

Interior illustration by Simona Mulazzani from Animal Supermarket.

Interior illustration by Simona Mulazzani from Animal Supermarket.

Want to know what snails, elephants, bears, birds, ants, polar bears, cats, monkeys, dogs, toucans, pandas, seals, bees, lemurs, gibbons, rats, mice, dormice, foxes, tapirs, and mongooses will be bringing home for dinner? Grab a copy of Animal Supermarket and find out for yourself!