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Children's Fiction Cooking & Food

I Am Picky

Confessions of a Fussy Eater

by (author) Kristen Tracy

illustrated by Erin Kraan

Farrar Straus & Giroux
Initial publish date
Oct 2022
Cooking & Food
Recommended Age
0 to 3
Recommended Grade
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2022
    List Price
  • Board book

    Publish Date
    Oct 2024
    List Price

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A laugh-out-loud picture book about a self-proclaimed picky eater of a raccoon—perfect for human picky eaters!
Don’t look at this raccoon and think she’ll eat just anything. Oh, no. She is picky! She’s been choosy forever—and listen, it’s a tough life. It’s not as though the perfect snacks just fall from the sky (except when they do). You’ve got to work to find the sourest milk, the crunchiest bumblebees, and the most delicious trash. Snacking while picky is a real challenge sometimes…but you never know where you’ll find the tastiest treats to try!
From children's author Kristen Tracy and rising star illustrator Erin Kraan, I AM PICKY is sure to delight even the choosiest of eaters—and readers.

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Contributor Notes

Kristen Tracy is a former teacher, poet, and author of numerous books for children, among them A Cub Story, A Kit Story, and Project (Un)Popular. She is also the winner of the Emily Dickinson First Book Award from the Poetry Foundation. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.
Erin Kraan is the illustrator of Something's Wrong! by Jory John, Hurry Little Tortoise! by Carrie Finison, and Nerdycorn by Andrew Root. She creates her illustrations using woodcut prints and digital collage. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Editorial Reviews

"Are raccoons picky eaters? Readers may not assume so, but this friendly raccoon narrator claims to have always been a fussy eater, just like Mom and Dad...Readers will giggle, groan, and learn about raccoons as they reconsider what it means to be a finicky eater." —Kirkus Reviews

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