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The Resource Picky eaters, Ellen Jackson ; illustrated by Amy-Clare Barden

Picky eaters, Ellen Jackson ; illustrated by Amy-Clare Barden

Label
Picky eaters
Title
Picky eaters
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Jackson ; illustrated by Amy-Clare Barden
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Did you know that koalas eat only eucalyptus? That arctic foxes dine on lemmings? Or that leatherback turtles enjoy a dish of jellyfish? Like children, animals can be very, very fussy about their food! This rhyming board book, with engaging lift-the-flaps, introduces toddlers to ten choosy creatures and their minimal diets." --Author's website
Review
  • PreS—This lift-the-flap rhyming board book introduces a number of animal diets. Readers can find the answer to what a particular creature eats by lifting the flap: "Caterpillars on a twig…eat their milkweed to grow big." Barden's digital illustrations are soft and appealing, with just enough texture to be eye-catching. While this is ostensibly a validation of pickiness, Jackson does ultimately urge little ones to try new foods—good luck with that! --Staff (Reviewed 07/01/2017) (School Library Journal, vol 63, issue 7, p52)
  • Attention children who won’t look beyond chicken fingers and fries at mealtime: you’re not alone. By lifting flaps, readers can discover the favorite foods of 10 animals, including koalas, caterpillars, pandas, and honeybees. Jackson’s rhymes never miss a beat, approaching the animals’ dietary habits with humor (“Giant whales can get their fill/ when they swallow tons of krill/ African egg-eating snakes/ swallow eggs as if they’re cakes”), and Barden’s softly textured digital illustrations bring a clean, fresh atmosphere to each page. The only downside? After celebrating so many finicky diets, it’s unclear how many kids will take seriously Jackson’s closing suggestion to “Put a new food on your plate.” Ages 3–7. Author’s agent: Kendra Marcus, Bookstop Literary. (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed 12/05/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 49, p)
  • Think all animals will eat just anything? Think again. Some animals will only eat some very specific foods. Welcome to the world of picky eaters! Appealing mixed-media illustrations depict 10 different stylized, but easily recognizable, creatures: koalas, caterpillars, pandas, honeybees, whales, African egg-eating snakes, Arctic foxes, leatherback turtles, turkeys, and anteaters. Young children and their adult readers will have fun trying to guess what will satisfy these picky eaters before lifting the flap that reveals the answer. The flaps are playfully camouflaged as part of the scene: for instance a milkweed leaf for the caterpillar, a flipper for the leatherback turtle. Unfortunately, the honeybees do not bring food to a beehive but to what looks something like a wasps' nest. The text, written in rhyming couplets—"African egg-eating snakes / swallow eggs as if they're cakes"—adds to the read-aloud fun. Children learn about these animals and their eating habits within a vocabulary-rich context that does not speak down to them. The last spread challenges children not to stick to one food but to instead put something new on their plates. While some children might wonder why animals are allowed to be picky but not them, some parents will cheer at the suggestion. An engaging introduction to the eating habits of a variety of animals that will keep young readers coming back for as long as the flaps last. (Board book. 2-4)(Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2017)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10559642
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackson, Ellen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -2
  • -2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Barden, Amy-Clare
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals
  • Food habits
  • Diet
  • Lift-the-flap books
  • Toy and movable books
  • Animals
  • Diet
  • Food habits
  • Lift-the-flap books
  • Toy and movable books
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Picky eaters, Ellen Jackson ; illustrated by Amy-Clare Barden
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • On board pages
  • Cover title
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1738155
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781454919018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781454919018
  • (OCoLC)965937631
Label
Picky eaters, Ellen Jackson ; illustrated by Amy-Clare Barden
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • On board pages
  • Cover title
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1738155
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781454919018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781454919018
  • (OCoLC)965937631

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