Tales for Very Picky Eaters has won the 2012 Theodore Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished American book for beginning readers.
Each of the book's five chapters recounts James’ refusal to eat yet another disgusting, smelly, repulsive, lumpy or slimy food. Not only picky eaters, but all readers will delight in his clever dad's outrageous suggestions for why he should become more adventurous in his food selections.
The Geisel Award, named after one of America's favorite creators of beginning readers, Dr. Seuss, has been awarded annually since 2006, making Tales for Very Picky Eaters the seventh book to be so honored. For help finding the first six winners, visit SAPL's Geisel Award Guide or talk with a children's librarian.