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The Hungriest Characters in Children’s Lit

Can somebody get this poor mouse a cookie?!

Very Hungry Caterpillar

Photo: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Whether they have a sweet tooth or a mac-and-cheese-only regimen, growing kids all have one thing in common—they’re hungry! Kids will relate to these characters with distinguished appetites and laugh along with them as they learn the ins-and-outs of a balanced diet.


 

Very Hungry CaterpillarThe Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle

Pears, plums, sausage, and cherry pie—this caterpillar has an unstoppable appetite.

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Something GoodSomething Good, by Robert Munsch

When Tyya grocery shops with her dad, she wants him to buy something good. Forget spinach—how about hundreds of candy bars instead?

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Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk FoodThe Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food, by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Papa, Brother, and Sister can’t get enough junk food. Luckily Mama Bear is there to help teach them the dangers of having too much of a good thing.

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The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry BearThe Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear, by Don Wood

Little Mouse can’t wait to eat his freshly picked strawberry and will do whatever it takes to keep it safe from the Big Hungry Bear.

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Dragons Love TacosDragons Love Tacos, by Adam Rubin

Fact: dragons love tacos. Chicken or beef, big or small—but hold the spicy salsa!

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Bread and Jim for FrancesBread and Jam for Frances, by Russell Hoban

Frances is on a bread and jam kick, refusing to try any other foods. When her mother gives in a lets her eat bread and jam for every meal, Frances starts to see the value in variety.

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If You Give a Mouse a CookieIf You Give a Mouse a Cookie, by Laura Numeroff

Mouse wants a cookie, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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Secret Pizza PartySecret Pizza Party, by Adam Rubin

Racoon loves pizza. To finally get his hands on his favorite food, Racoon throws a (shh!) secret pizza party.

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