"15 Books for Future Foodies" -FoodTank: The Food Think Tank
"Best Books for 5-Year-Old Vegan & Vegetarian Kids" -VegBooks
"Pryor's lesson about healthy eating and trying new things is delivered with a light touch thanks to Raff's airy ink washes." -Publisher's Weekly
"Every child can identify with [Sylvia] as she tastes a new food for the first time...Readers will have fun getting to know Sylvia, and will eagerly join in a discussion of eating habits." -Children's Literature Comprehensive Database
"Adults and children are sure to see familiar expression and recognize Sylvia's objections in the easy language and playful illustrations of Sylvia's Spinach." -Reading Rocket
Sylvia Spivens always said 'no' to spinach. But one day, Sylvia's teacher gives her a packet of spinach seeds to plant for a school garden. In the garden, Sylvia discovers the joy of growing food from the ground up and the pleasure of trying something new.
Parents will identify with the challenge of feeding healthy food to a picky eater, and educators will understand the magic and rewards of school gardens. Best of all, young readers will celebrate Sylvia's strong will, curiosity, and, maybe, her love of spinach.