I Do Not Want This On My Plate, based on the many years the author has taught early childhood education, is about a girl who has a spoonful of green beans placed on her lunch plate for the first time. She does not want them there and gets upset. She cannot avoid the watery vegetables or eat around them. The caregiver's rule is to try something new once. The child expands her trust in the caregiver and tastes the green beans. Children often learn from stories that are told multiple times. This is one of them! The book includes an educational page for parents and caregivers that provides some tips on how encourage children to try new foods. I Do Not Want This On My Plate has received the 2014 Purple Dragonfly Book Award, Honorable Mention, under the Picture Books 6 & Older category.