Inspiring kids with a love of veggies, gardening and outdoor play
The Eat Dirt story books are full of happy funny quirky illustrations to encourage the love of veggies, children’s gardening and healthy habits in little “human beans” aged 2 to 5 years.
Eat Dirt stimulates children’s imaginations through stories and creative play, helping little minds and bodies grow strong and healthy through good daily habits.
Written by the US author and illustrator, Stacy Moore, the Eat Dirt stories and poems have been inspired by fond childhood memories of romping outside in the garden, munching freshly picked berries and digging in the dirt!
The books’ veggie characters each have their own personality representing children of all races and body types. There are also unusual characters that don’t fit any mold, such as Green Thumb Chums (a two headed friendly garden monster), Peeve (a little pet compost pile), and unusual buggish creatures. With such a wide range of endearing characters, every child can find one or more with whom to relate.
While every veggie and animal character are different from one another, everyone is accepted and loved and valued. They each contribute their own special skills to the garden community. Beans don’t expect tomatoes to be like beans, toads don’t expect owls to be like toads, dragonflies don’t expect worms to fly, nor to they think they are better because they can – they can’t dig holes like worms!
Eat Dirt With Grumpy Bean and Friends
What do Grumpy Bean and his veggie friends like to eat most of all? DIRT! They think everyone else might want some too, but that’s just silly! Laugh at these funny vegetables as they talk about the joys of dirt while you also learn good healthy habits like toothbrushing, polite table manners, sharing, and how eating helps you grow tall and strong. Will you be tempted to try a plate of dirt and worms? Of course not!
Toad’s Bug Song
Toad LOVES bugs and creepy crawlies, and he sings a funny song about all his yummy snack options … crunchy bugs, fuzzy bugs, spotted bugs, and even sticky-icky bugs. He bravely tries them all! Laugh along with this adventurous eater at his determination to take at least one nibble, and see if you can find all the bugs hiding from him on every page.
Green Thumb Chums
The Green Thumb Chums have two heads and two opinions on everything, but there is one thing they agree upon … their love of gardening! Follow these clumsy chums as they plant seeds, water and weed, and gobble up bad wigglebugs, doing everything together. Two heads are surely better than none!
Little Story Poems
Little Story Poems are the perfect complement to Eat Dirt storybooks. Through these short funny poems, kids get to know and love the characters even more!
All available in standard eBook format
Eat Dirt with Grumpy Bean and Friends is also available as an interactive eBook.
Kids laugh out loud at the short silly animations as they proudly press the buttons all by themselves, getting a jump start learning easy computer skills.