Right now my girls are a delightful mix of princess and tomboy, and I love it. They love to dress up and care for their dolls.
And they also love to gather bugs outside. Recently Cameron caught a grasshopper for Abby, and Abby proudly brought it in to show me.
"We named her Rosie because she might be a girl," Abby said.
We chatted a couple minutes about her lovely new pet, then Abby said, "Maybe I should read The Grasshopper and the Ant to her before I set her free." She then skipped out to get some grass to feed her little friend.
Food. Fine literature. All part of the proper care and feeding of your insect.