2012 Winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award!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.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Josh Schneider's first book for Clarion, You'll Be Sorry, was named "Book That Provides Best Ammunition to Parents Weary of Warning Their Kids About Socking Their Siblings" by Publishers Weekly magazine. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5Q- The story is humorous and touching while the mixed media illustrations are equally silly, detailed, and expression-rich.5P- Kids will love this story from the moment they pick it up. The size is right for beginning readers, the text is well placed in amongst the illustrations. Picky eaters and others will enjoy the twists and turns of the story.
4Q, 4PWhile not the quality of an award-winner, the book is well and thoughtfully written with its audience in mind. The illustrations are bright, fun, and an integral part of the story. The silliness of the stories, the beautiful artwork, and the division of the book into five short tales will appeal to even reluctant readers.
This was a very cute beginner chapter book. It would be very useful as a mentor text . Students could write their own versions reason why they should eat certain foods. It would also be useful to introduce lessons on nutrition and healthy eating habits.
This is an awesome book (a Theodor Seuss Geisel winner at that!) and I'm a little perplexed at the Clever Dad who "highly recommended" it would only give it 3 stars. Hmmm. Anyway, it's a lot of fun and perfect for new readers, esp those who don't always like to eat their broccoli.
What a fun look at kids and how they think. And how a clever dad can change his picky eaters outlook. Highly recommend this one. Very fun.