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Tales for Very Picky Eaters Hardcover – May 2, 2011

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2012 Winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

 

"Eager and picky eaters alike will enjoy the wordplay and outrageous situations, which create humor from a familiar source of family tension."—Booklist

 

"The sophisticated yet silly humor will appeal to new readers wanting something a little different. . . . A perfect segue into chapter books, this easy reader is sure to be a crowd pleaser." —School Library Journal

 

"Stories with all the wit and good humor parents can often lose during dinner table battles. A palatable strategy." —Chicago Tribune

 

"The illustrations are fun and whimsical, which causes even picky youngsters to listen attentively without complaints." —Scaramento Book Review

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 500L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Clarion Books (May 2, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0547149565
  • ISBN-13: 978-0547149561
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #795,273 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The author takes several eating situations and tells tale tells to show the child that eating various items like eggs and oatmeal are a good idea after all. An example, the son tells the father he doesn't want to drink milk. Father replies fine, won't it be nice to have soft bones? and gives some humorous examples of being very flexible before realizing there would be negatives to being a spaghetti bones. Pretty funny and great for children's imagination as well as encouraging them to eat. We started making up our own tall tales with my son getting into the act.
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This is such a great book, and a very unique take on an old theme that drives all parents crazy--picky eaters. My daughter is 3 and loves this book, and I think she'll probably still love it when she's 8. I think it would appeal to kids of a pretty wide age range.
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I have a 5 year old grandson who is a picky eater. I don't think this book will change his eating habits, but it made him laugh and think. This book is best read aloud by someone that can be as facetious as the Dad. My kids got it and the next day were able to discuss the troll that makes the smelly lasagna who used to work at the rat circus. This will make for many a great read.
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My 7-year-old daughter is a picky eater, so I got this book for her hoping it would help her laugh at how silly pickiness is at times. I am a semi-picky eater myself, so I do understand that not everyone likes every food, but the father in this book came up with some really fun and creative ways to show his son what being picky can be like. Quite an enjoyable read and the pictures really help tell the story, too.
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This book is absolutely hilarious! It breaks down into 5 easy chapters. Level 2/3 Reader. My boys, ages 5 and 7 LOVE this book! My youngest happens to be a very picky eater, so we thought this book might enlighten us. Josh Schneider does a great job of feeding into their imaginations. James (the little boy in the book), doesn't like certain foods. The first chapter is about broccoli. James' dad gives him other options which feed into the imagination...........quality mashed dirt by the finest French chefs and the best earthworms............gum chewed 1000 times by kids that have to brush with 3 special brushes ahead of time.............a sweaty sock work by a marathon runner that only ate apple and cinnamon for 3 months. This book is so creative! They also LOVE the tale of the LUMPY OATMEAL. It's a growing oatmeal that never stops growing. This book is very imaginative. He also has some other great books out there............BEDTIME MONSTERS......YOU'LL BE SORRY. If you have a picky eater, this is a great book for you.
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This book is terrific and my five year old (not at all picky eater) loves it. We've read this book every night before bed since getting it and he's memorized it, he enjoys it so much! The humor is right on the mark for kids and also amusing for adults. The author has taken a unique approach to an age-old complaint. This book engages kids from the inside cover flap (a yes/no test to see if the reader is a picky eater) and also has great illustrations. Highly recommended!
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TALES FOR VERY PICKY EATERS was purchased as a gift fot a grammer school library, It is very popular with both young readers and their teachers. It is the winner of the AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONS 2012 THE MOST DISTINGUISHED BEGINNING READER BOOK.
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James is grossed out by lumpy oatmeal, broccoli, milk, and mushroom lasagna. James and his father just can't see eye-to-eye when it comes to his meal-time choices. After realizing his baseball fun, his dog's livelihood, and even the career of a troll all hang in the balance due to his mealtime choices, James soon comes to see that father knows best.

A fun, imaginative tale for older readers who couldn't get enough of Laura Numeroff's (Mouse Cookies & More: A Treasury (If You Give...)) stories. Another great writing prompt for imaginative tales and consequences
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