The Seven Silly Eaters, by Mary Ann Hoberman

The Seven Silly Eaters, by Mary Ann Hoberman, illustrated by Marla Frazee; Harcourt, 1997.

The 7 Silly Eaters

Seems along time ago, 1997; last century when it was not uncommon to find children’s books with text sewn together in rhyme. That style seems to have fallen out of favor in the 21st century. Still, the silly eaters you meet in this book provide a delightful way to look at the idiosyncratic food preferences in your own family. Way beyond making sure the peas do NOT TOUCH the mashed potatoes – you and yours will recognize yourselves amongst these seven; hopefully with a chuckle.

ACTIVITY: Use the rhyme format and record the specific likes and dislikes of all of your family members. Why? Well; it provides an opportunity for some light-hearted fun coupled with some real down home honesty- always a good thing to integrate into family life.


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