This humorous and heart-warming story from the creators of the #1 New York Times Bestseller The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs celebrates the love of cooking and helps children overcome their fear of trying new foods and includes an ATK recipe for the perfect pie.
Peyton is particular. But she's not picky. Grownups use that word a lot. Picky. Picky. Picky. It's never a good thing. And it's not fair. Peyton likes dogs and cats, scooters and bikes, pools and beaches. And Peyton likes to try new things. She recently mastered long division in math class and loves to practice the saxophone--as long as her adorable dog Mila doesn't howl! But Peyton is particular when it comes to food. Peyton doesn't like it when two foods touch on her plate. Peyton doesn't like green foods. Or orange foods. Or red foods. Peyton doesn't like foods that are gooey or gummy, sticky or slimy, frosted or flaky. And Peyton most definitely doesn't like chunky or lumpy foods.
Thanksgiving is our most universal holiday, beloved by adults and children. But Thanksgiving can also be a challenge for young eaters who struggle with new tastes and new experiences. Peyton is the hero of this food lover's tale and she is determined to confront her fear of new foods by finding a Thanksgiving pie she truly likes, even if it's flaky, lumpy, or chunky.
About the Author
America's Test Kitchen has been teaching home cooks how to be successful in the kitchen for 25 years. The mission of America's Test Kitchen Kids is to build a new generation of empowered cooks, engaged eaters, and curious experimenters. To learn more about our kid-tested and kid-approved books, Young Chefs' Club subscription box program, website, podcast, and more, visit www.americastestkitchen.com/kids.
Jack Bishop has been writing about food for more than 30 years. He is the author of six cookbooks and has edited dozens more. Jack has been a fixture on public television for the past 20 years and he leads the creative teams at America's Test Kitchen. This is his first picture book.
Michelle Mee Nutter is a Boston-based illustrator constantly in awe of food. The skills she lacks in the kitchen, Michelle makes up for in her studio that she shares with a lovable cat and four other artists.
"Biracial Peyton, who has a Black dad and a white mom, isn’t picky when it comes to a lot of things—she “likes dogs and cats, scooters and bikes, pools and beaches,” Bishop writes —but she has preferences surrounding food, especially around colors and textures. Her parents put a lot of effort into hosting their annual Thanksgiving dinner, however, so Peyton decides to diversify her palate, starting with the pies that guests bring. Dense pages and lengthy pie descriptions may not interest all readers, but the group makes for a merry gathering; Nutter’s digital illustrations are richly colored and inclusive, and Peyton’s food particularities will resonate with many." -- Publisher's Weekly