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Picky Mrs. Pickle Hardcover – September 1, 1999


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 500L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walker & Company (September 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802787029
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802787026
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 9.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,832,582 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Persnickety Mrs. Pickle is very particular about her tastes. "I like the things I like, I'm very sure of that. I needn't ever change because I'm happy where I'm at." And what is it Mrs. Pickle likes? Pickles, of course. Pickles, and pickle-pigmented things. From her emerald green eyelids to her grassy green shoes, this woman exudes pickle. But is her green conviction masking a deeper fear of trying new things? Her stubborn niece Sophie Claire thinks so, and proposes a challenge for her aunt: try a tiny bite of something new, and "I'll walk your dog for one whole year and polish all your shoes." How could Mrs. Pickle turn down an offer like that?

Anyone who is shy to try anything new can relate to Mrs. Pickle's pickle. Would that we all had a Sophie Claire in our lives, who brooks no nonsense, and lovingly escorts us out of our comfortable ruts. Christine Schneider's fabulously bright illustrations will perk up the most finicky consumer. Everyone will cheer as Mrs. Pickle opens her green-shadowed eyes (literally and figuratively--her eyes are snootily closed up until Sophie Claire's eye-opening proposition) to her niece's more adventuresome world of eggplant ripple ice cream and sky blue shoes. (Ages 3 to 10) --Emilie Coulter

From Publishers Weekly

Anyone who has attempted to persuade someone stuck in their ways to try something new will find an ally in this tale of an eccentric who finally gives in. "I needn't ever change because I'm happy where I'm at," declares Mrs. Pickle, who wears nothing but green and eats nothing but pickles: pickle parfait ice cream, pickle bread, pickle pie. Her poodle and alter ego, Dill, sports a green sweater and eats pickles from a green dog dish. Schneider's (Jeremy's Muffler) art features wildly skewed perspectives, an impressive array of verdant, distorted shapes and loads of funny details: a warty atomizer of "eau de pickle no. 19"; a pickle-shaped dish on a similarly shaped coffee table; even the protagonist's figure resembles a giant, plump pickle. When her niece finally bribes and bullies Mrs. Pickle into sampling some eggplant ripple ice cream, the heroine realizes she has been missing out. The rhyming text is sometimes clever, sometimes flat, as in the lines "Little Sophie Claire,/ however, always/ speaks her mind./ She's Mrs. Pickle's/ youngest niece,/ and she's/ one of a kind." While readers may still shrink from sampling eggplant ripple or turnip treacle ice cream, the buoyant story of Mrs. Pickle's enlightenment is a reminder that they just won't know unless they try it. Ages 5-8. (Sept.)
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 25, 1999
Format: Hardcover
PICKY MRS. PICKLE HAS BEEN READ BY EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY AGES RANGING 5-66 AND LOVED BY ALL. IT SHOWS THAT EVEN IF YOUR MIND IS SET ON ONE THING IT CAN BE OPENED TO NEW IDEAS. I RECOMMEND PURCHASE OF THIS BOOK FOR YOUR LIBRARY!!!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Renee Walker on May 2, 2000
Format: Hardcover
What a great book for my little boy (3 years). We love thebright and vivid colors - the message is one we can all learn from -especially if you are dealing with a strong minded little guy. Thisis a great gift idea - you really will enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dawn Woolcott on July 17, 2002
Format: Paperback
This silly book tells the story of Mrs. Pickle who won't eat anything except pickles - - that is, until she is challenged by her niece to try something new. The funny illustrations with their clever details will keep parents laughing, and children with a budding sense of humor will really get catch the giggles from you as you read to them. The colorful illustrations and funny storyline create a great book to add to your collection and would make a good gift - even if your little eater is not picky.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 2, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I borrowed this book from our local library and our little girls just LOVE this book (so do I). If you have adult friends or relatives who are stuck in their ways, this might make a good gift. The point it makes is a great reminder for all of us and is made in a very neat way.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Herb & Anna on June 21, 2009
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I love this story. Mrs. Pickle is annoying until she tries something new! Cute story, nice illustrations.
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