Grow Your Own Vegetables Master Garden Instructor Stacey Murphy along with talented farmer and activist Eileen Schaeffer embarked on a thrilling journey together to combine imagination with the love of vegetables. Together—with Stacey as the author and Eileen as the illustrator—the pair created three dinosaur-vegetable tales, each teaching kids about the different roles that vegetables and herbs play in a healthy lifestyle. These books offer parents a great resource for nurturing a deep appreciation for vegetables in their children. Parents will find the joy of passing on the legacy of loving vegetables to their kids and that it is a gift for a lifetime of health and well-being.
My Dinosaur Ate My Broccoli
The first book in the series is My Dinosaur Ate My Broccoli, a delightful tale that whisks you away into a fantastical world where vegetables become the stars of the show. You are introduced to Bronty, the herbalist dinosaur, and along with Bronty, you find yourself cycling through the enchanting Kalelands, lounging at sunny Cucumber Island, and even embarking on a thrilling climb up a mountain of turtles. This book is a triumphant tale of a brontosaurus, eleven vegetables, two best friends, and the pursuit of dreams.
As parents, we often find it challenging to get our kids excited about vegetables. But what if we could introduce these nutritious foods in a way that’s fun and captivating? My Dinosaur Ate My Broccoli does just that by showing that vegetables don’t have to be boring and can take center stage in thrilling adventures.
My Dinosaur Sat on My Shiitake
In My Dinosaur Sat on My Shiitake, you and your family go on an extraordinary journey into the world of herbal medicine and wild foods. Bronty becomes the guide for his friend Nya, teaching her the incredible healing powers of plants. Together, they embark on a mission to heal their sick friends using wild foods, herbs, and even weeds. This book is an inspiring tale that encourages readers to swing from pine tree branches, examine flowers up close, and explore the secrets hidden beneath the earth’s surface.
The power of My Dinosaur Sat on My Shiitake lies in its ability to introduce kids to the wonders of herbal medicine and the value of plants beyond just food. It sparks curiosity about the healing properties of nature and encourages children to view the world around them in a new light.
My Dinosaur Farted in My Greenhouse
In the third book, My Dinosaur Farted in My Greenhouse, you venture into the world of composting and gardening. This fantastical tale follows the League of Underground Micro-Heroes as they embark on a mission to create compost that will heal Nya’s garden soil. Along the way, readers discover the incredible creatures that help create compost such as earthworms and microbes.
After reading this book, your kids will be eager to get their hands dirty and start composting. They’ll learn the importance of nurturing the soil and witness firsthand how composting can turn kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich soil. And, of course, they’ll uncover the mystery of why a dinosaur would fart in a greenhouse.
Inspire Future Vegetable Lovers
This series of dinosaur-themed books takes children on incredible journeys that combine imagination, adventure, AND VEGETABLES! These stories were written to inspire the next generation of vegetable lovers and gardeners. But beyond the books, we also want to share three simple strategies that parents can implement to foster a deep love for vegetables in their children’s hearts. You can view the video 3 Tips to Inspire Kids to Love Nature and Enjoy Fresh Vegetables HERE.
By following the adventures of Bronty the Dinosaur and his friends, you can set your kids on a path to a lifetime of health and well-being. Vegetables will no longer be a source of resistance at the dinner table but instead, a source of excitement and curiosity. Think about the young people in your life and consider introducing them to the magical world of dinosaur tales and the joys of vegetables. After all, there’s no better legacy to pass on than a love for fresh, nutritious foods, and a deep connection to the wonders of nature.
You can find these three dinosaur tales on Amazon. Each book is linked directly to their Amazon listing below.