Food for thought

The Village Voice has listed their 10 best food-themed children’s books. In company with The very hungry caterpillar and The little house on the Prairie, you’ll find Maurice Sendak’s surreal and controversial book In the night kitchen.

The link between children’s literature and food is undeniable – just think of Pippi Longstocking flipping pancakes and baking ginger cookies (prepared very conviniently directly on the floor), the picinic extravaganzas of the Famous Five (a cold tongue sandwiche suddenly seemed apealing!). Or the The Hatter’s mad Tea-party for that matter.

You can read the full Village Voice list here. Do you miss any books that should have made the list?

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