Tales for Very Picky Eaters

Tales for Very Picky Eaters

Book - 2011
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A father tells outlandish stories while trying to get his young son, who is a very picky eater, to eat foods he thinks he will not like.
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, 2011
ISBN: 9781451770551
Characteristics: 47 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm


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Apr 03, 2018

My 8 year old boy enjoyed reading this book. It has 4 chapters and it makes it easy to break up the reading. The boy in the book doesn't want to eat his food, so his dad tells him what might happen. Very cute.

DaytonMuse May 07, 2013

Though the stories are funny in this book, getting my four-year-old to listen to them is a bit like getting her to eat broccoli - too much work. She enjoyed thumbing through the illustrations, but has shown little interest in having these stories read to her. I read through them all and found them mildly amusing, but I think it is still obvious to kids that we've gotten this book to teach them to eat their veggies. Rats! Have to find another technique on that front - the book did have some ideas I haven't tried at least.


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Jul 02, 2014

joycemas thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 9


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Jul 02, 2014

James is a very picky eater. His dad has to get creative—very creative—in order to get James to eat foods he thinks he doesn’t like. He presents James with a series of outlandish scenarios packed with fanciful and gross kid-friendly details—like pre-chewed gum as an alternative to broccoli and lumpy oatmeal that grows so big it eats the dog—in an effort to get James to eat. But it is eventually James himself who discovers that some foods are not so bad, after all, if you’re willing to give them a try.
This irreverently hilarious early reader, illustrated in full color, explores a universal point of contention between parent and child in a playful, satisfying way.


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