Schneider, Josh. (2011). Tales for very picky eaters. New York, NY: Clarion Books

Award: Theodore Seuss Geisel Award

Annotation: This book is about a boy named James who is given food he doesn’t want to eat like broccoli, mushroom lasagna, milk, lumpy oatmeal, and eggs. His dad comes up with ways to get James to eat, like giving him the other option of eating chewed gum or worms and dirt.

Genre: Fiction

Grade: 3

Readers who will like this book: This book is good for readers who are picky eaters. This book is also good for readers who enjoy comical books.

Response/ Rating: I would rate this book a 4(1-5). I would say this would be best as an independent reading book. It has many different stories within the story. The dad is very funny with the different types of ways he comes up with to get James to eat.

Question: What was one way the dad got James to eat his food? Can you think of a way you could get a picky eater to eat their food?