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.
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
The goat goes crazy for
turnips, gourds, and beets.
He shares a cart with the cow,
and they fill it right up.
The frozen food section was never very popular.
They closed it down last year and put in a
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!