Five Finds – Picky Eaters

poverty in picture books

Whether it’s pickles, tomatoes, anything slimy or anything red, many children experience “pickiness”, an unwillingness to eat or drink certain things. These five picture books feature picky eaters, and while they might not convince your little one to finally give the lima beans a try, they’ll at least bring a smile to your face!


Too Pickly! 

It’s lunchtime, but this picky eater finds a reason to pass on just about everything in this short, fun, colourful picture book that more than a few readers will be able to relate with.


I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato

Charlie’s little sister Lola has a list of foods she will never not ever eat, but Charlie has a few tricks up his sleeve to turn this picky eater into an adventurous nosher!


Bread and Jam for Frances

Frances only wants to eat one thing – bread and jam. Bread and jam for breakfast, bread and jam for lunch, bread and jam for dinner. Eventually, though, Frances comes to realize that too much of a good thing might just be a bad thing after all!


Night of the Veggie Monster

A young veggie hater engages in an epic battle of “war and peas” against everything green in this silly story filled with striking mixed-media illustrations.


The Seven Silly Eaters

What’s a mother to do when all of her children are the pickiest of picky eaters?! This lighthearted romp features a clever mother who figures out just how to keep all of her silly eaters happy.

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1 Comment

  • Reply annettepimentel

    Bread and Jam for Frances is such a perfect book. This is a good reminder to me, though, that even the best books have thematic company!

    January 10, 2018 at 5:53 pm
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