Peter wants only milk, Lucy won't settle for anything less than homemade lemonade, and Jack is stuck on applesauce. Each new addition to the household brings a new demand for a special meal. What's a mother to do? Delightful rhyming text and lively illustrations tell the hilarious story of a family of picky eaters. Full color.Peter wants only milk, Lucy won't settle for anything less than homemade lemonade, and Jack is stuck on applesauce. Each new addition to the household brings a new demand for a special meal. What's a mother to do? Delightful rhyming text and lively illustrations tell the hilarious story of a family of picky eaters. Full color.Read Less
This book is really cute. I know some picky eaters so I knew their mother, at least, would love this book, too. I loved the ending.
Sep 10, 2009
I have been buying picture books for over 14 years for my grandchildren. In all that time, this is one of my favorites. I never buy a book unless the illustrations are as marvelous as the story line. It is standard practice to purchase one for every friend or family member having a new baby.
May 17, 2007
simply a fave!
I am a mother of 4, and enjoy being "mama mo" to many more. I i found this book at our lake house out of nowhere it seems. sat down on the bed to read it with my youngest and pretty soon all the kids were on the bed snuggled up with me. ahhhh. the oldest is now 16 and i gave her a copy for her hope chest, and they all stil snuggle up with me when i read this one. Praise God for books that evoke the heart and provide memories. Thank you Mary Ann and Marla for putting your gifts out there!
Apr 26, 2007
The Best Kind of Children's Book!
This is one of those rare picture books that parents will enjoy at least as much as the kids. The story--told in wonderful read-aloud rhyme--seems like nonsense but builds and builds to make perfect sense at the end. Through all the picky eating of her seven children, the mom tries to keep everybody happy but still finds time to practice her cello. The illustrations must have been done by a mother, because the messy house looks like real children actually live there. Each page is full of great details. I love this book. I give it as a gift whenever possible (although the last friend I sent it to might not have appreciated it--when I sent it, she had 6 kids, and the next thing I heard, she was expecting a 7th).
Publishers Weekly, 1997-02-03 One needn't be a picky eater to revel in Hoberman's (A House Is a House for Me) deft and funny verse about a mother whose seven offspring each insist upon eating only his or her favorite food. Catering to these choosy children (who arrive in startlingly quick succession), patient Mrs. Peters squeezes an endless supply of lemons to make fresh pink lemonade for Lucy, peels apples by the peck to simmer pots of applesauce for Jack and kneads batch after batch of dough to bake "soft and squishy" homemade bread for Mary Lou. Since four others make similar demands on her time, it's no surprise that this kitchen-bound mother grows weary with the passing years, until a serendipitous birthday present brings her a glorious payback. The limber lines and cartoon-like animation of Frazee's (That Kookoory!) chaotically busy illustrations handily match the energy and wit of the text's quatrain couplets; the slightly subdued palette of her colored inks keeps the compositions on the right side of boisterous while also giving the story a comfortably retro feel. This talented artist sets the tale in such a cheerfully frenetic, invitingly cluttered household that kids of all culinary leanings will long to move right in, or, at the very least, visit often. Ages 4-8. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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