Too wrinkly, too squishy, too fruity, too fishy! It’s time to eat, but somebody doesn’t like a single item on his plate. What’s a picky eater to do? This romping text and stylishly bold art make for a delectable board book. Parents (and the picky eaters they love) will recognize themselves in the hilarious antics played out here, while the ending brings reassurance-and with a little luck, a clean plate.
I thought this book was fun at the beginning, with cute illustrations and a picky eater saying how everything is “too” slimy, fishy, etc. But the ending was very abrupt and didn’t make much sense. The book went from saying everything is “too” pickley/etc to the last page just showing an empty plate with the words “so yummy.”
Jean Reidy is the author of several picture books . . . with many more on the way! She is a two-time winner of the Colorado Book Award (for Light Up the Night and Time Out for Monsters) and lives right across the street from her local library, which she visits nearly every day.