Gregory, the Terrible Eater

Gregory, the Terrible Eater

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This classic picture book is now available for a whole new audience in this Scholastic Bookshelf paperback edition!

Gregory isn't like most goats. Instead of indulging in delicacies like old shoes, boxes, and bottle caps, he prefers to eat fruits, vegetables, eggs, and fish. Mother Goat and Father Goat are disgusted, and after several attempts to get Gregory to eat like a proper goat, they finally take him to see Dr. Ram. But when Gregory finally develops a taste for flat tires and broken violins, he's not just eating like a goat---he's eating like a pig! Will Gregory be able to find a healthy balance before he eats everything in the house?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545129312
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Series: Scholastic Bookshelf
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 94,719
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Mitchell Sharmat, a graduate of Harvard University, has written numerous picture books, easy readers, and novels, and was a contributor to many textbook reading programs. He was best known for the classic Gregory, the Terrible Eater, which was a Reading Rainbow Feature Selection and a New York Times Critics’ Pick. In Mitchell’s honor, The Sharmat Collection displaying the books he wrote, was established at the Harvard Graduate School of Education by the Monroe C. Gutman Library.

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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Gregory, the Terrible Eater 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
mcprice on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Gregory is not your typical goat, he does not like to eat trash like his parents. Instead he likes to eat fruits and vegetables. His parents are not happy about this and try to think of ways for him to eat what they eat. The parent come up with a comprise at the end. This is a good book for students, and they should enjoy it.
kayceel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this old picture book (I remember watching it on Reading Rainbow!), Gregory is a goat who worries his parents with his "unhealthy" diet - instead of junk from around their junkyard home, he asks for eggs, toast and veggies.This is a funny story about compromise and eating healthfully.Recommended.
ValerieL More than 1 year ago
Gregory the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat has always been one of my favorite children's picture books. I love the fact that Gregory knows what he wants and isn't afraid to ask for it, but he doesn't throw tantrums about it. I love the fact that when they go to the doctor, he suggests a compromise instead of just berating Gregory. The compromise works well and Gregory gets his pasta and vegetables with little things like shoelaces thrown in. This book is very well written. The prose flows along well and the illustrations are crisp and colorful. All in all it's just a fabulous book. I highly recommend it to children and adults alike.
Silvercrystal9 More than 1 year ago
I adore this book. It tells how to compromise with food choice and how you need a lot of different things. 
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!