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New Section...Kids Book Reviews!

From one of our new favorite website, the Lollipop Book Club comes children's book reviews! Here's their first pick - enjoy and if you have books to recommend, let us know!

images-1.jpegFor every mom who has a picky eater at home, The Seven Silly Eaters is a must-read that will have you and your kids laughing out loud. As moms, we fully embrace our responsibility to nourish our children. But "short-order cook" is not necessarily what we had in mind when we signed up for this job. Despite valiant attempts at serving one meal to everyone at the table, some of us ultimately succumb to our finicky feeders and their special dietary requirements.

Such is the case with Mrs. Peters. With her first baby boy, she agreeably heats his milk to the perfect temperature- not too hot, not too cold. She is equally as obliging with the next child's request for homemade lemonade. With her five subsequent children, the demands become increasingly ridiculous- applesauce only, triple-strained oatmeal, soft and squishy homemade bread, and yummy eggs for two (one poached, one fried!). All the while, she is careful never to allow any of these foods to touch or mix, for a gargantuan meltdown of seven silly eaters would ensue!

Then the night before Mrs. Peters' birthday, she retires to bed exhausted. The children decide to make their respective food of choice for the next morning's breakfast. This is to be a special surprise for their mom. Readers can easily predict the disastrous mess in the kitchen, but the final outcome is a clever twist that will put a smile on every mommy's face. Maybe, just maybe, all of our culinary efforts are not in vain!

Mary Ann Hoberman never stretches her perfectly rhyming verse, making this book a delightfully fun read-aloud. The illustrations are equally as noteworthy, capturing the cluttered chaos of a very busy household. Bathroom doors ajar (with little occupants inside), topsy-turvy lampshades, and laundry galore are just some of the many accurate and funny details to explore.

The Seven Silly Eaters is a book that moms and their picky eaters will enjoy immensely!

Karen Gallagher

Posted in: Blog, Book Club, Children's Books on 01/17/2009


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