Gregory, the Terrible Eater

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No junk food for Gregory Goat—he'll eat fruits and vegetables.

A very picky eater, Gregory the goat refuses the usual goat diet staples of shoes and tin cans in favor of fruits, vegetables, eggs, and orange juice.

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Overview

No junk food for Gregory Goat—he'll eat fruits and vegetables.

A very picky eater, Gregory the goat refuses the usual goat diet staples of shoes and tin cans in favor of fruits, vegetables, eggs, and orange juice.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judith Zorfass
Gregory is more than a fussy eater; he is a picky, terrible eater. Instead of eating what his parents think is appropriate for goats to eat (e.g., tin cans), Gregory prefers fruit, vegetables, eggs, fish, bread, and butter. His parents devise with a plan to gradually wean him away from his favorite foods by introducing him gradually to their versions of "goat food." The plan involves mixing goat food with Gregory's favorite junk foods—for example, string beans and a shoelace. As they had hoped, Gregory begins to enjoy eating neckties, swing baskets, a broken violin, and more. In fact, his eating exceeds their expectations. He starts eating so much that his parents resort to calling him a pig. However, Gregory gradually achieves the right balance between healthy and junk food. We leave him as he is enjoying a "good" breakfast of scrambled eggs, two pieces of waxed paper, and a glass of juice. This delicious book turns on its head what is healthy and what is junk food. It will not only delight young readers, but will hopefully have the intended consequence of teaching children and parents a lesson about improving children's' eating habits. Reviewer: Judith Zorfass
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606867884
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/3/2010
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 836,772
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey have illustrated many books together — he draws the outlines and designs the pages; she paints the illustrations. Aruego, a native of the Philippines, was a lawyer before becoming an illustrator, and now lives in New York City. Dewey was born in Chicago and also lives in New York City.

Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey have illustrated many books together — he draws the outlines and designs the pages; she paints the illustrations. Aruego, a native of the Philippines, was a lawyer before becoming an illustrator, and now lives in New York City. Dewey was born in Chicago and also lives in New York City.

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  • Posted March 26, 2014

    I adore this book. It tells how to compromise with food choice a

    I adore this book. It tells how to compromise with food choice and how you need a lot of different things. 

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  • Posted October 11, 2013

    We picked this book up from our public library. This is one of

    We picked this book up from our public library.

    This is one of my favorite books growing up. I found it bothersome now as a parent than when I was younger of course the background for the story. Being as you have goat who wants to eat healthy but then is told you have to eat other things instead of healthy food. But I would still give this book a 5 star rating.
    You have Gregory who is not your ordinary goat he rather eat healthy than junk. But of course that is what a goat eats, junk.  My son loved how Gregory got a tummy ache from eating to much junk food, especially since I push that with him. I always tell him too much junk makes your tummy get bigger. I enjoyed the ending where not only did they eat wax paper for breakfast but they did have eggs and orange juice. So in a way Gregory did eat a bit healthy.
    This book is a perfect read for those picky eaters that we call children, they get to read about a goat who is just as picky. We get to see what happens when Gregory eats like a pig and his ending result. I would say this book is good for ages 4 maybe 5 on up. 

    The illustrations were awesomely drawn. Overall a perfect read for the younger children. I do believe this is one book I will be adding to our growing library here at home. It is one of those books you just have to have because it is a classic. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2003

    AWESOME!

    This was my favorite book as a child and I suggest it for any child - not just picky eaters! I loved this book so much I even named my son Gregory!! I can't wait to read it to him!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2002

    One of the greatest...

    I have to let you all in on a wonderful story of an horrible eater named Gregory! It has to be one of my favorite children books I was so very forunate to read as a child. It's a very cute story, and any child would love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2000

    Caitlin, a 7th grade home schooler

    I brought this once to read to my little 3 y.o. friend at the pool club once, and she loves it! She keeps on borrowing it (She has it right now) and when ever I goto the pool, she asks me if I brought the goat book!

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