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Book love: Beans on Toast

Beans on toast!!! One of my favourite breakfast staples and now one of our favourite books. I bought this book only because it was about beans on toast. I paid little attention to the words or sentence or age it was suitable for. And when it arrived I realised it was just perfect for our family.

I love a big Sunday breakfast, which includes – lots of eggs, sausages, bacon (if I can remember to shop for it in time for Sunday.), roast tomatoes & veggies. However after a baby arrived in our lives, big breakfasts were a distant memory for us. But whenever we do manage to wake early on a Sunday or have all the ingredients on hand, a big breakfast is most definitely on the menu.

This Sunday we planned and laid out a feast just so that babyT gets a first-hand experience of one of his favourite books – Beans on Toast: The story of Baked Beans.

This book lays out the journey of beans on toast – right from farm to table and all the transformations it undergoes. (Scroll gallery to see some of the pages in here.) Reading this book for the first time was a complete a-ha moment for babyT like suddenly it all made sense to him why we shop at the supermarket and where some of the food comes from?

BabyT even insisted on me giving him some French beans which he opened to remove the seeds and then physically transported the seeds from page to page – from the truck to the boiling cauldron to the shelf to the shopping basket. Like the whole process made sense to him.

And then yesterday for Sunday brekkie we had “Beans on Toast.” Amidst all his mmmm’s and wow’s I could hear my lil heart do a yayy. Yet another beans on toast lover had been created.

What are some of your favourite books about food? Would love to have your book recommendations.


  1. I have never bought a book for our favorite food. That’s such a great idea. I should search one for my daughter too. So glad he loved it. It looks yummy too. Best and healthy brekkie ever.

  2. Now this book definitely sounds yummy..I am sure your son loved reading every bit !

  3. Such a cute book! I will def get this for my little one – such a fun way to play, eat, and learn!

  4. That seems to be an interesting book. While reading your post I realised I don’t have a single book on food to read out to A&A. I am surely going to lay my hands on one soon.

  5. This book looks like a very good idea for kids to introduce to new kinds of foods. Loved how your son reacted to this book.

  6. Perfect picture book with wonderful and detailed description will get one for my boy soon… After reading your blog feel like having big and scrumptious breakfast ..

  7. Such a cute book! My son loves beans on toast too, so I think he would love this book.

  8. This whole correlation thing is so cool for the babies no! They love if they visually experience something virtually and in real life. This is great.

  9. I’m still building her library so I’m not in the right position to suggest. In fact, I keep checking your page often for reccos. You’ve got an awesome collection!

  10. A perfect book for babies. I never thought to buy any food book but you have just tossed this idea in my mind. Soon I am going to buy one ?

  11. Anything which gets kids to eat something healthy is great. Good idea to get this book. Interesting book.

  12. Awwww… That’s such a cute book! This makes me want to make beans on toast now. On a totally unrelated (okay, maybe slightly related note) is this store-bought bread? How early can we introduce bread/toast to babies and what should I be careful about? Thanks.

  13. This sounds like a great book . And I love the idea of having beans on toast for a baby though with Vanya at 10 months I am still confused when to start bread for her

  14. Picture books are great to indulge little ones towards habit of reading. The smart baby seems interested in the activity.

  15. Love that book, it has perfect pictures with just perfect text to understand what’s happening in the pictures. We don’t have any fav books about food yet but would love to introduce one very soon. Thanks for sharing this.

  16. Bravo!! I love beans on toast and I can’t wait for my baby to get glued on too ❤️❤️

  17. your post made me realize that i haven’t yet got a book on foods! lovely idea!

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