Children’s Books | Series of 10 Books | The Food ABC
Adrian the Apple
Adrian is a hardworking and devoted apple. Unfortunately, he’s a bit clumsy too. Will he learn to make smart decisions so he’s fit enough to help Mrs Wiggle in her garden?
Benny the Bean
A very outgoing bean, Benny chats with his friends on his computer day and night. His habit quickly turns sour, as Benny starts to lose sleep and miss homework assignments. Then Benny receives a new present ― an adorable puppy. How in the world can Benny manage it all? Find out in this remarkable story about personal responsibility and balance.
Carol the Carrot
After reading every book in the library, Carol decides to travel the world. Join her for a heart-warming tale of exploration and adventure as she learns about the importance of family and home.
Emily the Egg
School is tough on Emily. She doesn’t believe she can make the grade. That is ― until Mrs Right teaches her to believe in herself. With the help of one teacher, Emily learns to conquer her self-doubt through positivity, preparation and practice.
Lorenzo the Leek
Lorenzo is one vain leek. So his friends Adrian the Apple and Billy the Banana decide to play a trick on him. In the end, all three friends learn a valuable lesson about humility and the meaning of friendship.
Molly the Mushroom
Cute and cheerful Molly has one problem ― she believes everything she’s told. After spending almost all her money on a wish-granting machine, she learns a powerful lesson about facts and “too good to be true” fictions. It’s a tale that illustrates truth and discernment in an era of advertising aimed at children.
Oliver the Orange
Oliver is so distracted by his new mobile phone that he ignores his friends and the world around him. Will losing his precious phone wake him up to the error of his digital ways? It’s a must-read for any child (and adult!) who spends too much time on mobile devices.
Peter the Potato
How terribly grumpy is Peter! His glass is always half full, until a mistaken party invitation brings him face-to-face with Pablo the Potato, whose equally grumpy demeanour shines a light on Peter’s own negativity. Did fate bring them together? Or did an optimistic friend hatch a plan to show these two potatoes the sunnier side of life?
Willy the Walnut
Messy and forgetful, Willy accidentally misses his rugby game. Adrian the Apple usually saves him, but not this time. So Willy decides to take charge of his life, and he starts by tidying up his room. A delightful tale with a twist ending that’s perfect for anyone who needs an extra push to stay organised.
Zepp the Zucchini
Zepp is tired and slow at work. After working late one night, he misses the bus and has to run home. What bad luck! Except that when Zepp awakes, he discovers exercise cures his physical and mental woes. A fun book on why exercise is important for both the body and mind.
About The Food ABC Series of Children’s Books
The Food ABC aims to impart fun and engaging lessons about health, happiness and friendship to primary school children through the colourful character Adrian the Apple and his band of friends. Each book teaches a valuable and positive life lesson. The books make great bedtime stories.
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Storytelling by Author
The author can be booked to conduct storytelling sessions of The Food ABC children’s books at schools, libraries and clubs as well as at children’s birthday parties, free of charge! Click here to reserve your slot!
Christina takes half an hour to read each story accompanied by projected images of the book’s illustrations, all hand-drawn by the author herself. In the remaining 30 minutes of each session, Christina entertains the flurry of questions she gets from her highly engaged junior audiences. The author is happy to stay for photographs and sit for a book-signing session to personally autograph her children’s books and present them to each child.
“I’m always completely overwhelmed by the children’s enthusiasm at each reading,” says Christina. “They are all very keen to speak up, ask questions and give comments – so many in fact that it can be a happy challenge to get through the story in one session!”