Best Kids Books About Picky-eating

4 Kids Books About Picky-eating

Updated Jan. 19, 2019
I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato book
#1
I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato
Written and illustrated by Lauren Child
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Lola is a fussy eater. A very fussy eater. She won’t eat her carrots (until her brother Charlie reveals that they’re orange twiglets from Jupiter). She won’t eat her mashed potatoes (until Charlie explains that they’re cloud fluff from the pointiest peak of Mount Fuji). There are many things Lola won’t eat, including - and especially - tomatoes. Or will she? Two endearing siblings star in a witty story about the triumph of imagination over proclivity.

Gorillas Go Bananas book
#2
Gorillas Go Bananas
Written by Patrick Wensink and illustrated by Nate Wragg
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

From the author-illustrator team behind Go Go Gorillas comes this lively, rhyming read-aloud starring a baby gorilla who refuses to eat his dinner. Perfect for picky eaters everywhere! It’s suppertime in the jungle, but Baby Gorilla refuses to eat anything Mama and Papa make for him—not banana chips with green guacamole or a piping-hot plate of plantain ravioli. He says no to a dish of bananas flambé and turns up his nose at banana soufflé! Step into the kitchen and laugh at dish after zany dish in this picture book adventure that is sure to make story times—and meal times—fun!

The Picky Eater book
#3
The Picky Eater
Written by Betsy Parkinson and illustrated by Shane Clester
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-6

Piper the piglet is a very picky eater, who will only eat food beginning with the letter "P"--and somehow her parents must break her of this strange quirk, and get her to eat other good foods.

Felix Eats Up book
#4
Felix Eats Up
Written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

When picky eater Felix finds himself in a pickle, his best friend, Fiona, gently helps him widen his culinary horizons. Felix brings the same lunch to school every day: sprouts on buttered oat bread. He will also eat pasta with butter. And he loves macaroni and cheese. No need to try anything new. But on the night of his friend Fiona's half-birthday celebration, Felix finds himself facing down an unfamiliar -- and anxiety-provoking -- menu. Will he leave the restaurant hungry, or can Fiona convince him to give new tastes a try? With singular compassion and humor, Rosemary Wells once again shows how the balm of friendship can help buffer a familiar moment of childhood angst.

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