Parents' Guide to

The Seven Silly Eaters

By Peter Lewis, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Lively verse, fun dilemma make an enjoyable read.

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age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

a wonderful warm and cozy story about family love

love the Rhythm and rhyme. looooooove the illustrations.

Is It Any Good?

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Mary Hoberman's verse is both merry and touching, and Marla Frazee's big-hearted artwork is a perfect complement to this poem. The Peters' home with its cultivated anarchy has a host of huggable characters and a feast of delicious details that make children want to take another look.

Kids quickly identify with one or another of the silly eaters. "I like Jack because he likes applesauce and has the high bunk," said one 4-year-old. As the number of food demands begins to overwhelm Mrs. Peters, she races furiously to satisfy her children's desires; what glows from the page is a mother's love.

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