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4.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 5 4.06 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Josh Schneider Narrator: Peter Jay Fernandez Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9781470320485
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In acclaimed author Josh Schneider’s Theodor Seuss Geisel Award–winning book Tales for Very Picky Eaters, James’ dad has to get creative to convince him to eat healthy foods. Given broccoli, James wants to know what else he can have. So his father offers tasty alternatives such as gum pre-chewed by children with very clean teeth and dirt walked on by cooks wearing the finest French boots. His father even has helpful suggestions for alternatives to eggs, lasagna, milk, and oatmeal—and soon, James realizes that healthy foods aren’t so bad, after all.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Stories with all the wit and good humor parents can often lose during dinner table battles. A palatable strategy.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Peter Jay Fernandez’s tongue-in-cheek narration is spot-on, and listeners cannot help but appreciate the humor in the repartee between father and son.”

    AudioFile

  • 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.

    School Library Journal

  • “Eager and picky eaters alike will enjoy the wordplay and outrageous situations, which create humor from a familiar source of family tension.”

    Booklist

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalia Ortega-Brown | 2/10/2014

    " Reverse psychology works wonders when it comes to picky eaters "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yapha | 2/9/2014

    " Absolutely hilarious!! Love the sarcastic humor -- I think I loved it more than the kids! (But they liked it, too.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 2/2/2014

    " I really loved this book and am glad it won the Geisel! Perhaps, because I know where the main character, our official picky eater, is coming from! I'll admit that more frustrated parents may enjoy this book than picky young eaters. However, I think the humor is clear enough for beginning readers to get the joke and enjoy the story. The young hero is not particularly fond of a number of famously icky foods to youngsters such as broccoli, lumpy oatmeal and slimy eggs. His father comes up with outlandish reasons convincing rationalizations why the boy needs to eat the various foods. On the last food, Dad realizes that the kid is likely on to him when he comes up with his own guesses as to why Dad thinks he should eat the current yucky substance. Dad quickly recovers and says that the kid should eat it because he might like it if he tries it. The final answer by the kid is great and probably will leave all parents wishing their kid would have the same response! Fun reading with enough repetition to give beginning readers the practice they need in reading. They won't ever realize this unless the teacher/parents tell them, being too busy giggling to perceive this "studying"! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward Sullivan | 1/27/2014

    " Broccoli, oatmeal, and mushroom lasagna are not as bad as the alternatives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 1/15/2014

    " hilarious! my kids are eagerly drinking milk now . . . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracie | 1/13/2014

    " A creative dad with a wild imagination convinces his son, who is a picky eater, to try several "icky" foods. Colorful illustrations, generous margins, and a chapter-book structure make this a great book for kids who feel that easy readers are babyish, but aren't quite ready for full-length intermediate novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dona | 1/4/2014

    " Clever, oh so clever. James's Dad is a man who knows is way around the mind of a picky eater. I don't have super picky eaters at my house but when I encounter one now I have some pretty good ammunition, in fact too many great options. How will I choose which clever method to use? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn | 12/26/2013

    " Each short chapter in this easy reader tells a silly story about what may happen if James doesn't eat his meals. Gr. 1-3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathyred | 12/24/2013

    " Early chapter book, lots of fun, suitable for younger picky eaters as well "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 12/12/2013

    " Very cute. In each chapter of this easy reader, a boy does not want to eat the food set before him. His parents use tall tales, humor, and logic to convince him to give the strange food a try anyway. Luckily for these parents, the boy never once throws a fit or goes on a hunger strike. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Styling Librarian | 12/8/2013

    " Great chapter book, hilarious style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharie | 12/7/2013

    " If I only I could so creatively parent.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 11/16/2013

    " I plan on using this Dad's tricks someday to trick my kids into eating things they wouldn't necessarily want to! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 11/1/2013

    " James doesn't like a lot of foods like broccoli, eggs, and oatmeal, but after telling his father this, his dad convinces him these foods aren't so bad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 8/15/2013

    " 46 months - O thought this was pretty funny and asked to read it a few times. I wish these crazy stories would work to get her to eat certain things. ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Bemisdarfer | 7/26/2013

    " This book is awesome. I read this to my four year old and she loved it. This is exactly what parents do to make their kids eat their food. The ending is great and is what every parent hopes for. This is a good book for prediction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Serina | 2/20/2013

    " i laughed on this one. very imaginative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge | 1/23/2013

    " Had to laugh as I read this.... One clever dad! P.K. "

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About the Author

Josh Schneider is the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award–winning creator of Tales for Very Picky Eatersand The Meanest Birthday Girl.  He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

About the Narrator

Peter Jay Fernandez is an accomplished audiobook narrator who has won three AudioFile Earphones Awards and an Audie Award in 2009. He has also appeared on television, film, and stage. His appearances include roles in Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and the musical Thunder Knocking on the Door.