Gregory The Terrible Eater
Why can't Gregory eat striped ties and violins, like the rest of the goats?
Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey have entered into the spirit of Mitchell Sharmat's upside-down, turned-around world with bold, wacky, expressive illustrations. The trio's exuberant collaboration provo...more
Of course goats and pigs don't really want to eat crap, that's just what people give them because they are our slaves. Left to their own devices they will have healthy and balanced diets.
It's also kind of effed up how Gregory is just fine until his parents enact a plan to make him conform, and then develops an eating disorder and obesity problem, but it isn't at all...more
Grade Level: 1-3
Content: Needs of animal, goat. Provides difference between healthy foods and junk food according to a goat. Food on covers of book are clearly labeled for easy identification allowing children to make connections.
This book is set up as a story. It's about a goat that only wants to eat human food instead of household objects. He is taken to the doctor, and prescribed to eat a combination of items. Ends up loving all types of food and learns the valuable l...more
In the book you will see a little goat called Gregory. Remember that now.
My favorite part is the end of the book because Gregory, well, you remember his...more
Mitchell Sharmat has done an excellent job at writing a story about how a young goat refuses to eat the...more
"Well, I think this is a meal fit for a goat," said Mother Goat as she chewed on an old shoe.
"It certainly is, said father Goat, as he ate a shirt, buttons and all. " I don't know why you're such a fussy eater, Gregory."
"I'm not fussy," said Gregory. "I just want fruits, vegetables, eggs, fish, bread and butter. Good stuff like that."
And what a fun way to talk with your kids about eating habits without turning it into a lecture! Reverse psychology at its best.
No one wants to eat old shoes and tires and the book does a great job of making fruits and vegetables look appetizing to the readers.