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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (342 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:
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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.”


  • 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.”


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

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

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

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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.