The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman
Illustrated by Marla Frazee
The Seven Silly Eaters is one of my absolute favorite picture books. I would own eight or nine copies of this one if I ever saw it again at a yard sale! I'd like one for every one of my children to own their own copy and one for me, too!
It tells the story of Mr. and Mrs. Peters and their children, beginning with the oldest, Peter Peters, as an infant. Each of the ensuing children (they eventually have seven) have a favorite dish, and that's the ONLY one they will eat! Mrs. Peters must work her days away meeting the demands of her children, until.......
This book is delightfully written in rhyme and very well illustrated. I refer to it when one of my Lambies makes an unusual or outrageous request for a meal..."Who do you think I am, Mrs. Peters?"