The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann HobermanThe Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman

The Seven Silly Eaters

byMary Ann HobermanIllustratorMarla Frazee

Paperback | August 1, 2000

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Peter wants only milk, Lucy won't settle for anything but homemade lemonade, and Jack is stuck on applesauce. Each new addition to the household brings a new demand for a special meal. What's a mother to do? [A] highly comic rhyming romp that surprisingly (and nicely) twists into a birthday story." - School Library Journal "
Mary Ann Hoberman has published more than twenty books for children, including the American Book Award winner A House is a House for Me, illustrated by Betty Fraser. She and her husband live in Greenwich, CT. MARLA FRAZEE has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, some of which she also wrote. Her picture book A Couple of Bo...
Title:The Seven Silly EatersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.12 inPublished:August 1, 2000Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152024409

ISBN - 13:9780152024406

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 5 out of 5 by from such a wonderful book! Love to read it aloud for my kids. My oldest even request the same pink cake for her birthday. Definitely one of our favourites.
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We can't stop reading it! A silly book about picky eating. We discovered it this summer and have enjoyed it many times. The illustrations are fantastic and the flow of the book is wonderful. Our whole family loves it! #plumreviews
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun Another story about a mother who is overworked in trying to take care of her fussy children, a dad who doesn't do much, and the grand event of her children trying to do something special to make it up to her. Zany and entertaining in both rhyme scheme and illustration.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In love with Marla Frazee's illustrations, the story and rhyme This is a very touching book, beautifully executed. This is by far my favorite children's book that we own. My kids (3 and 5) love hearing it over and over again and I don't mind reading it multiple times. The detail in the illustrations is what makes it so captivating for me. The passage of time, the sibling dynamics, it's just incredible. Marla Frazee's work has so much heart and Mary Ann Hoberman's poetry just flows off the tongue. We have a paperback but I'm now looking to get a hard cover.
Date published: 2014-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seven Silly Eaters This has become both my children's and my favourite book. We started reading it when they were age 2 and 4 and still read it with delight at 6 and 8 (and not tired of it yet). The rhyming is captivating, the story funny, and the illustrations delighful in their detail. I would highly recommend this book be added to any home or school library.
Date published: 2002-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of Fun This book is a family favourite of ours. The pictures are funny and the rhymes are memorable. My seven year old can recite the whole tale without the book. For large families or small families, good eaters or fussy eaters, this book about this big loving family will be a favourite of yours as well.
Date published: 2001-05-02

From Our Editors

Hand picked by our Panel of Experts the IndigoKids Recommends program offers book suggestions designed to help you find the perfect book easily and confidently. This funny picture book by Mary Ann Hoberman, illustrated by Marla Frazee, features a family of picky eaters. The Seven Silly Eaters features a harried mother sick of fulfilling special requests for food from her family. Finally, on her birthday, her family surprises her with a special treat. This riotous tale, which is recommended for children aged five to eight, received excellent reviews from Newsweek and The New York Times Book Review.