Inspire Kids to Eat Healthy with “Little Belly Monster” Cookbook Stories

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There’s no better way to get children excited about healthy eating than introducing them to “Little Belly Monster Makes a Pizza” and “Little Belly Monster Makes French Toast,” the first two books in a series that’s created a new literary genre for kids: the Cookbook Story. Kid-friendly recipes are broken down into bite-sized stories that kids can easily follow, with the help of a healthy food-loving monster.

Written for kids 3 to 8 years old, each book is a beautifully illustrated story of an adorable monster who makes a single, step-by-step recipe. But, unlike traditional kids’ cookbooks, actually making the recipe is optional. Readers can opt to make these easy, kid-tested favorites or just read them as charming picture books that inspire healthy eating.

Little Belly Monster always uses lots of wholesome ingredients, while sharing everyday cooking skills and safety tips. The recipes are simple enough to execute any day of the week. With quick reference shopping lists and alternate ingredient possibilities, they can accommodate busy families, picky eaters or even culinary adventurers. And with the popularity of kids’ cooking shows like “Master Chef Junior”, they’re the perfect choice for budding foodies!

Kids are spontaneously reading “Little Belly Monster” Cookbook Stories over and over, unknowingly complementing healthy-kid initiatives, such as those led by Michelle Obama and Jamie Oliver. The books been praised by kids, parents, teachers, retailers and reviewers alike.

“GREAT storybook and cookbook mom and kids will love.” – Lyranda Martin Evans, blogger and co-author of “Reasons Mommy Drinks”

“It’s a great way to get kids excited about eating healthy, and they won’t even realize they’re eating whole wheat pita and lots of veggies.” – Celine Wong, producer at “Chopped Canada”

“…I know my own cookbook collection will be enriched with Margaret John’s clever series.” – Gabriela Perdomo, EcoParent Magazine

“Little Belly Monster Makes a Pizza” and “Little Belly Monster Makes French Toast” are truly unlike any other, with more on the horizon. Watch for the next two delicious books, “Little Belly Monster Packs a Lunch” and “Little Belly Monster Makes a Super Smoothie,” serving up next!

Little Belly Monster on the Road with Cookbook Stories & Special Pizza Activity

We hosted our first combo, “Little Belly Monster Makes a Pizza,” reading and paper pizza activity day!

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In the past, we’ve read the books and actually made the delicious pizza and French toast recipes with kids, but the kind folks at Indigo, in the Manulife Centre/Toronto, challenged us to put together an event that didn’t require food, a stove or an oven.  As a series of cookbook stories, that was tricky but we managed a great little cut-out pizza package with lots of tasty, healthy topping options.  The event on July 22 was a big hit with the kids.

Still working out the details of getting them permanently into Indigo, but in the meantime, you can find the books available online or in stores at:

Or, to book an event, contact us at

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