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Gregory, the Terrible Eater by Mitchell…

Gregory, the Terrible Eater (edition 2009)

by Mitchell Sharmat, Jose Aruego (Illustrator), Ariane Dewey (Illustrator)

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Title:Gregory, the Terrible Eater
Authors:Mitchell Sharmat
Other authors:Jose Aruego (Illustrator), Ariane Dewey (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (2009), Edition: 1, Paperback, 32 pages
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Gregory, the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat (Author)


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This is one of those books that I remember really loving as a kid. I always liked the wobbly illustrations, and all of the crazy things Gregory has to eat. I love stumbling across books like this at work and thinking, "That book! I remember that one!" Ah, the joys of working in youth services...
  kerribrary | May 10, 2018 |
This book tells the story of a goat Gregory who doesn't like to eat like the rest of his goat family. Instead he likes fruits and vegetables, until his parents start convincing him to eat his goat food...
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  TUCC | Apr 17, 2018 |
Gregory is a typical young goat in most ways except he is a terrible eater. He chooses to eat things that humans usually find healthy. However, they are a concern for his mother. His parents encourage him to eat more like a goat. They eventually find a compromise.

Ages- preschool- 3rd grade

Genre- Fantasy because animals talk and behave like humans.

Media- ink and watercolors ( )
  Lhayden4 | Apr 10, 2017 |
Gregory, a young goat, is faced with difficulty when his parents convince him that what he wants to eat is not normal. Gregory starts off with what a human would consider a healthy, well-balanced meal. He likes fruits, eggs, fish, and bread and butter. However, his parents are so worried with this "terrible" eating that they decide that he needs to see a doctor. The doctor tells Gregory and his parents that although this is not typical nutrition for a goat, it is not unhealthy. Still displeased, his parents only begin allowing Gregory to eat what he wants as long as some of their wants are eaten as well. Gregory agrees and begins having tires, shoe laces, and even tin cans to eat. It begins to get so out of control that Gregory just starts eating all foods, non-stop. Thankfully, Gregory and his parents come to a compromise of having portion controlled meals with a little of theirs and Gregory's favorite foods. This story would be great to read to children. It is so ironic that the unhealthy foods here are what humans consider to be the most healthy of all. I think children would really pick up on that and allow them to further understand the importance of what we put in our bodies. ( )
  jmistret | Apr 14, 2016 |
A fun story of Gregory the goat, a picky eater who only likes food humans would eat. His parents get him to eat a real goat diet by giving him some human food but insisting he eat a little goat food too (e.g. ice cream, but also the ice cream box). Pretty soon Gregory eats everything! Enjoyable for picky eaters and parents alike.


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  JennyArch | Mar 14, 2016 |
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Aruego, JoseIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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A very picky eater, Gregory the goat refuses the usual goat diet staples of shoes and tincans in favor of fruits, vegetables, eggs, and orange juice.

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A very picky eater, Gregory the goat refuses the usual goat diet staples of shoes and tin cans in favor of fruits, vegetables, eggs, and orange juice.

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