Who’s feeding whom? Matilda Macaroni loves to try new foods! Unfortunately, her parents don’t. They only like pizza delivered, burgers from a bag, and noodles from a box. What’s a girl with adventurous tastes to do? The engaging heroine of this fun, twisted picture book manages to turn the tables on her finicky parents and teach them that dinner can be more than chicken nuggets. There’s also a recipe for quiche that young cooks can try!
This is a very funny take on the classic picky eating problem… it’s the parents who are picky eaters! Watch for classic picky eater-isms throughout the book along with a myriad of very expressive faces as the parents move from revolution and skepticism to enjoyment as Matilda slowly works her magic. Those looking to help picky eaters may pick up a few tips and everyone will enjoy a few smiles. This book gets bonus points in my book for giving a nod to cooking safety!
Ryan Miller has worked as a columnist, reporter, newspaper editor, online marketer, blogger, and author. He lives in Northern CA with his wife, three children, dog, and small flock of egg-laying hens.
Hatem Aly is an Egyptian-born illustrator who currently lives in New Brunswick, Canada, with his wife, son, and pets. He illustrated The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz, which won a Newbery Honor and the Sydney Taylor Book Award despite illustrations of a farting dragon, a two-headed cat, and stinky cheese.
Hatem Aly is an Egyptian-born illustrator whose work has been featured in multiple publications worldwide. He currently lives in beautiful New Brunswick, Canada, with his wife, son, and more pets than people. When he is not dipping cookies in a cup of tea or staring at blank pieces of paper, he is usually drawing books. One of the books he illustrated is The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz, which won a Newbery Honor and other awards despite Hatem’s drawings of a farting dragon, a two-headed cat, and stinky cheese.