Synopses & Reviews
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;
2012 Winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award and#160; "Eager and picky eaters alike will enjoy the wordplay and outrageous situations, which create humor from a familiar source of family tension."and#8212;Booklist and#160; "The sophisticated yet silly humor will appeal to new readers wanting something a little different. . . . A perfect segue into chapter books, this easy reader is sure to be a crowd pleaser." and#8212;School Library Journal and#160; "Stories with all the wit and good humor parents can often lose during dinner table battles. A palatable strategy." and#8212;Chicago Tribune and#160; "The illustrations are fun and whimsical, which causes even picky youngsters to listen attentively without complaints." and#8212;Sacramento Book Review
Ling and Ting are twins. They have the same brown eyes. They have the same pink cheeks. They have the same happy smiles.
Ling and Ting are two adorable identical twins, and they stick together, whether they are making dumplings, getting their hair cut, or practicing magic tricks. But looks are deceiving--people can be very different, even if they look exactly the same.
Plenty for picky eaters and theirand#160;parentsand#160;to giggleand#160;about in thisand#160;Geisel-winning early readerand#160;about daring to try new foods.and#160;and#160; and#160;
About the Author
Grace Lin is the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator of Starry River of the Sky
, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
, The Year of the Dog
, The Year of the Rat
, Dumpling Days
, and Ling and Ting
as well as picture books such as The Ugly Vegetables
and Dim Sum for Everyone!
Grace is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Massachusetts.
Her website is www.gracelin.com.