Children’s Book Review and Giveaway: “Eat It! Food Adventures with Marco Polo”

It feels like too long since we’ve had a book giveaway on The Lunch Tray!  Today I’m  pleased to give TLT readers a chance to win a free copy of a beautiful new children’s book designed to get young readers excited about cooking, eating and trying new fruits and vegetables.

Eat It!  Food Adventures with Marco Polo is the brainchild of Gracie Cavnar, founder of Recipe for Success.  As you may know from reading here about my experiences as a volunteer with that organization, Recipe for Success offers school kids a wonderful “seed to plate” curriculum that changes the way they understand, appreciate and eat their food.

Consistent with that mission, Gracie’s book follows Ottavio Fornero, a young member of Marco Polo’s expedition, as he discovers new foods through a journey  along the Silk Road.   Accompanying the story are 36 easy and healthy recipes for you to try with your child, as well as a medieval world map showing Polo’s actual expedition routes; glossaries of cooking terms, techniques, and utensils; an extensive illustrated history of the ingredients; modern adaptations; and historical trivia. It’s a gorgeously illustrated book I know you and your child will enjoy.

For a chance to win the free copy of Eat It! Adventures with Marco Polo, just leave a comment below by 6pm CST, tomorrow, March 7th,  to enter.   You can tell us all how you help encourage your child to try new foods, or you can just say hi.  I’ll use a random number generator after the comment period closes to select one lucky winner and if you comment twice (e.g., to respond to another reader’s comment), I’ll use the number of your first comment to enter you in the drawing.   I’ll email you directly if you win and announce the winner on TLT’s Facebook page, too.

Good luck!

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