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Tales for Very Picky Eatersby Josh Schneider
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Samantha's parents warn her not to hit her brother. But Samantha likes to hit him, and does not think she will be sorry.
She's wrong, of course.
As the consequences of Samantha's actions grow more and more outlandish with every turn of the page, surreal twists and subtle visual humor add to the fun. Siblings of all ages are sure to recognize the contentious yet ultimately loving relationship in this lighthearted cautionary tale about a common childhood impulse. Drawing inspiration from greats like Arnold Lobel and Charles Schultz, a talented young picture book creator makes his debut in a remarkably fresh and pleasing way.
Once upon a time, on a long, slow trip to Scotland, a little girl named Katerina-Elizabeth tossed her oatmeal overboardand#151;again, and again, and again. She was a picky eater, and oatmeal was her least favorite food.
And once upon a time, a small worm, no bigger than a piece of thread, swam alongside an ocean liner bound for Scotland and ate bowl after bowl of tossed oatmeal. He had never tasted anything as wonderful as oatmeal in his whole life. A. W. Flaherty and Scott Magoon unravel the Loch Ness legend in this whimsical picture book for the picky (and not-so-picky) eater in all of us.
Plenty for picky eaters and their parents to giggle about in this Geisel-winning early reader about daring to try new foods.
James is a very picky eater. His dad has to get creativeand#8212;very creativeand#8212;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 detailsand#8212;like pre-chewed gum as an alternative to broccoli andand#160;lumpy oatmeal that grows so big it eats the dogand#8212;in an effort to get James to eat. But it is eventually James himself who discovers that some foods are not so bad if youand#8217;re willing to give them a try.and#160;
James is a very picky eater. So picky, in fact, that his long-suffering father has to get pretty creative in order to get James to eat foods he thinks he doesn't like. As a series of outlandish scenarios packed with gross and fanciful kid-friendly details unfolds, James gradually discovers that when you're brave enough to try new foods, they're not always that bad, after all.
About the Author
SCOTT MAGOON is an art director who has written and illustrated several acclaimed picture books, including Hugo and Miles in I've Painted Everything. He lives in Reading, Massachusetts.
A. W. Flaherty is a neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital who also teaches at Harvard Medical School. She is the author of The Midnight Disease: The Drive to Write, Writer's Block, and the Creative Brain. A. W. lives with her husband and twin daughters near Boston.
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