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Too Pickley! Hardcover – July 6, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens (July 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599903091
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599903095
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 9.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #99,467 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1 As in Too Purpley! (Bloomsbury, 2010), Reidy and Leloup's story features a fussy child. This time, it's a boy who is an extremely picky eater. I am hungry! he declares as he sits at the table, bib in place. But he finds fault with every type of food put in front of him Too wrinkly,/too squishy,/too fruity,/too fishy although the little furry pal at his side seems game to try them all. With so many options being shot down (including desserts) one begins to wonder if the child will find anything worth eating. Finally, on the last page, he pronounces something, So yummy! All done. Unfortunately, since his plate is clean, readers don't find out what that perfect food is, and this abrupt ending is somewhat jarring. Leloup's bright, digitally mastered illustrations keep up with the comic pace of Reidy's bouncy rhymes. Fans of the first book, as well as the Berenstains' Old Hat New Hat (Random, 1970), will enjoy the exaggerated humor of this hard-to-please youngster. Martha Simpson, Stratford Library Association, CT
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From Booklist

The girl who finds fault with page after page of outfits in Reidy and Leloup’s Too Purpley! (2010) has a counterpart in this book about a hungry boy who is repelled by all sorts of food because they are “too” something or other. Raisins are “too wrinkly,” soup is “too slurpy,” and soda is “too burpy.” The rhyming text climaxes with “too pee-yooey!” when a large bowl with questionable ingredients is presented. Apparently the persnickety child finds something agreeable, as the next page shows the boy with a cleaned plate, a happy face, and the words, “So yummy! All done.” Whatever it was he ate so quickly, we don’t get to see it, which is a bit odd. The irascible illustrations placed on brilliantly colored pages vividly show the amusing antics of the freckle-faced boy and his hamster sidekick, earning this a place among the glut of picture books about picky eaters (Mary Ann Hoberman’s The Seven Silly Eaters, 1997, and Alan Durant’s Burger Boy, 2005, to name just two). Preschool-Kindergarten. --Randall Enos

More About the Author

Jean Reidy has been told that a naughty little kid lives within her - and she takes that as a high compliment. She loves crunchy peanut butter and her pink striped pajama pants. She writes from her home in Colorado.

Customer Reviews

Jean Reidy's Too Pickley was a hit in our house!
KatieC
It's very cute, and a quick read - each item is "too _____" like too sticky, too chewy, too runny, so it's perfect for very young readers or readers-to-be.
A. Much
He declares the soup too slurpy, spaghetti too stringy, carrots too crunchy and snails too slimy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kayla's Reads and Reviews on January 25, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Too Pickley is a cute children's bored book. The little boy in the story is a very picky eater. Everything that gets set down in front of him, he finds fault with. I am sure some children and parents can definitely identify with this. Some of the words are silly and made up, which is guaranteed to get a chuckle out of a child. I like that the book rhymes. Books that rhyme usually hold children's attention longer. The hamster that is with the boy in every illustration makes me laugh. In the end, the boy gives up on being a picky eater and eats everything. I feel bad for his stomach ache later. I recommend this book for children three and older.
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By Amazon Customer on May 28, 2014
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I was actually very disappointed with this book - I bought 3 of the collection. There is no story to be told and really I feel that it teaches my child to complain about things instead of looking for the good in what has been given to them. It's fine maybe to read at the library, but I am upset that I spent money to buy these for our home collection.
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By msh618 on February 5, 2014
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we originally found this at our local library & my daughter loved it so much that I had to get it for our home collection. she thinks the entire thing is hysterical!
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By Julie Brancato on January 6, 2014
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My 3 year old loves this book. I bought it at her request given her fondness for Too Purplely. I read it in funny voices and elongate the sounds. She digs it!
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My 4-year old daughter memorized each of the sayings...like "too picklely" and "too gooey" and "too pee-you-ee" It's like she can read, but she just memorized the whole book. It's really entertaining to watch as a parent!
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By KatieC on March 9, 2013
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Jean Reidy's Too Pickley was a hit in our house! My kids both loved it, and they identified immediately with being "too picky".
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My niece is only 1, but she loves the book, Too Purpley by Jean Reidy, so I bought Too Pickely as a christmas gift for her. She may not understand all the words yet, but she loves the illustrations. We're very excited for the next book, Too Princessey.
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"Too Pickley!" is another rhyming illustrated young children's book that catapults its reader into the world of taste, somersaulting with colorful renditions of different-tasting foods and dishes! A small boy (who is a picky eater) and his pet hamster (? gerbil?) feel very hungry, but they are quite particular about what they don't want to taste in their food! "Too Pickley!" is a great way to tease kids into trying a new taste adventure. "Too Pickley!" is also from a series that includes "Too Purpley!" a book about a young girl's debated decision about what to wear, by the same publisher and author/illustrator team. "Too Pickley!" will have strong appeal for its intended audience of children ages 2-5.
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