Much like The Gingerbread Man, this little pickle jumps on the first opportunity to escape his certain demise. Confined to a jar atop a deli counter, he waits patiently until one day a lady waddles in and order a pickle. When the lid is opened, the salty fellow makes his grand escape. Throughout the city streets he runs, with a cast of other foods at his heels trying to stop him. Will the peanut butter and jelly sandwich or flock of almonds finally catch the escape artist? Action-packed nonsense that guarantees lots of giggles along the way!
Crunchy Kids' Books About Pickles
Pickles are a staple served alongside burgers and fries in restaurants. They add a nice, flavorful crunch to sandwiches and are equally delicious to enjoy as a standalone snack. Alongside other condiments in the refrigerator, you are likely to find a variety of pickle jars. Long spears and round slices float in a salty, vinegar-based fluid that helps these cucumbers-of-the-past retain their robust taste.
Children's books about pickles, either in persona form or as the subject of a delicious feast, add salty, whimsical fun to story time. We've included some of the best pickle books about this delicious snack enjoyed by people of all ages.
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Introduce your toddler to pickle-loving pandas in this adorable ABC board book. The pages are filled with funny pictures of all kinds of animals eating foods that are more likely enjoyed by humans. Little ones will learn the alphabet while also exploring colorful new foods.
A quirky book that will inspire children to dream big and ignore all the nay-sayers in their lives. Phil, crammed into a jar with lots of other pickles, refuses to accept his destiny to land on a plate with a burger. Instead, this crunchy, green fellow wants to make it in Hollywood. But first he must start with learning some simple lines and landing some smaller gigs on commercials. He stumbles and fumbles his way until he finally get a lucky break. A funny, unusual book with a surprise ending will please all kids who love pickles!
Kids looking for a pickle fix may want to try concocting their own batch. In this non-fiction book about how pickles are made starts from the very beginning. Cucumbers are first plucked from the garden. From there they are cut and then brined, which usually means they are soaked in a mixture of water, salt, sugar, and white vinegar. Large photographs show the entire cycle of cucumber to pickle for kids to follow when working on their own pickling project.
Even the most resistant readers will have a hard time putting down this funny story. Fountain Point Middle School has a new group- the pickle-making club. The sneaky members use the process of converting cucumbers into pickles as a front. The real mission is to wreak havoc throughout the hallways through disruptive, albeit harmless, pranks. Each member brings a unique contribution to a group that is never short on outrageous tricks, stunts, and surprises.
It's Kennedy's birthday and her friends have a great idea for her party. Since she loves all pickled foods, Waffles and Mochi decide they will make some homemade snacks. They quickly learn the hard way that making pickles is a lengthy process that may not be finished in time for the big celebration. An easy chapter book packed with site words is just right for emerging readers. An added bonus of 30 stickers makes this book even more fun!
It's hard to believe that such a book exists! How could there possibly be enough jokes about pickles to fill a book? Well, this 94-page joke book is filled with corny one-liners, puns, and jokes that will make your eyes roll. There are also plenty of surprisingly good pickle jokes that will make even the most difficult audience of readers laugh out loud. A ridiculously funny gag gift for kids who love pickles!
Winner of a Mom's Choice award, this darling book is one that all mothers should read to their little ones. The heartwarming text conveys the unconditional love between a mom and her children. A wonderful book for baby showers, birthdays, or simply to share a special sentiment.
Marc Brown, author of the classic Arthur book series, wrote a less well-known book about pickles that is sure to make kids laugh. Originally published eons ago and more recently re-released, this pickle book showcases all the ways you will not encounter pickles in the real world. Preposterous examples of pickles taking on new forms will stretch the imagination. After a few readings, little readers will find themselves "seeing" pickles everywhere!
For kids who can't get enough of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, this sequel delivers even more zany situations involved over-sized foods. With pickles as big as helicopters, the townspeople of Chewandswallow will never go hungry. Join Kate and Henry on their second epic adventure to a place where generous food portions are taken to whole new level. Recognizing that not everyone around the world has this "good" problem, the kind folks work together to redistribute their abundance to those less fortunate.
At first glance, looks like this book should be in a Halloween list. And it very much does deserve a place among books about ghosts, monsters, and goblins. This witch book is a little different, though, because Grimelda happens to love pickle pie. When she sets out to make this delicious treat from scratch, the messy witch can't seem to find the single most important ingredient. A funny book, especially for kids who can relate! The story is fantastic but the pictures offer even more hilarious entertainment.
All five senses are introduced to little readers by use of familiar objects, starting with pickles! Of course kids can taste pickles, but they can have a lot of fun seeing, smelling, touching, and even hearing them, too! Various objects are introduced and toddlers are asked to consider how they can learn more about them using their senses. And more importantly, when using some of these senses is actually dangerous.
An idiom is a group of words that take on a meaning that has nothing to do with the words themselves. This short book is packed with humor as the author examines some familiar expressions paired with illustrations that reflect their literal significance. "In a pickle" is one of the phrases people say when in a bind, jam, or conflict of sorts. Why situation this has anything to do with a pickle is perplexing!
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Fun Gifts for Pickle Lovers
For all kids who love pickles, we've pulled together some of the silliest, strangest, mouth-watering trinkets. Although these funny toys and accessories are not edible, they will sure bring a smile to anyone who enjoys a juicy, crunchy, salty pickle alone or on a yummy sandwich. These novelty items are the perfect complement to fictional pickle stories and recipe books about a much improved version of the cucumber.
Realistic pickle stickers on high-quality adhesive strips. Kids will love decorating notebooks, laptops, water bottles, and even their bedroom walls with these fun pictures of pickles. Grab a pack and tuck inside a picture books about pickles for a salty surprise!
The perfect little zipped pouch for girls who love pickles! This fun bag can be used as a pencil pouch, a travel pouch for cosmetic items, or a place to keep special keepsakes safe. Fill this cute pickle purse with some treats, a small piece of jewelry, lip gloss or yummy, little bottles of body wash for a thoughtful gift idea.
Boo boos will feel much better after a pickle bandage is applied. Each container includes 15 adhesive, non-latex strips with sterile gauze. Kids will also love the little surprise at the bottom of the little metal tin.
Super soft and just the right size for little arms to squeeze. This pickle stuffed toy is 12 inches tall, can be tossed in the washing machine, and always starts the day with a big, happy smile! Just the perfectly, quirky gift for any child who has a fondness of this tastier version of a cucumber.
Little girls will love snuggling up with this large, microfiber blanket while munching on a bowl full of pickles! It comes in a variety of sizes and is machine washable. Plus it looks great tossed over a chair or across the bed of anyone with a fondness for this salty snack.
Delicious Facts About Pickles
For curious kids who want to learn a little more about their favorite, salty treat, reading children's books all about pickles is a good way to expand their knowledge. These stories are mostly silly fictional accounts of pickles with big personalities who find themselves in, well, "in a pickle" from time to time. There is really a lot more to learn about the green, crunchy veggie than what you might think. Here are some intriguing trivia that will boggle little minds!
- Apparently people like their pickles more than most would realize. According to the Department of Agriculture, Americans consume just over 8 pounds of pickles per person every single year!
- Americans have made it clear that they prefer salty over sugary cucumbers. Dill pickles are twice as popular and outsell sweet pickles across the country.
- There seems to be a capital of everything these days, though even you may be surprised to find out that pickles have one, too! Pickle Packers International dubbed St. Charles, Illinois the pickle capital of the world. In the 1800s, this town was responsible for promoting pickle consumption, however, it wasn't until 1978 that the title was put in writing by the Illinois General Assembly.
- Not to be outdone, Berrien Springs, Michigan declared itself the Christmas Pickle Capital. The Grand Dillmeister leads a big parage through town in December. Instead of tossing out candy, marchers in the parade toss fresh pickles to all the locals who have come to watch this pickle-themed celebration.
- American citizens likely have pickles to thank for the discovery of this beautiful country. Of the many hurdles Christopher Columbus had to overcome, keeping his sailors healthy and free of scurvy was toward the top of this list. His strategy, which was apparently pretty effective, was to feed pickles to his crew. He even went so far as to grow cucumbers during a stop in Haiti in order to keep his sailors strong for the rest of the journey.