Gregory, the Terrible Eater

Illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey
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About The Book

Gregory, the Terrible Eater, wants orange juice and eggs for breakfast. His parents are terribly upset!
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 provokes healthy laughter and even includes a colorful chart which gives fresh meaning to the concept of "junk food."

About The Author

Mitchell Sharmat, a graduate of Harvard University, has written numerous picture books, easy readers, and novels, and was a contributor to many textbook reading programs. He was best known for the classic Gregory, the Terrible Eater, which was a Reading Rainbow Feature Selection and a New York Times Critics’ Pick. In Mitchell’s honor, The Sharmat Collection displaying the books he wrote, was established at the Harvard Graduate School of Education by the Monroe C. Gutman Library. 

About The Illustrator

Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey have illustrated many books together—he draws the outlines and designs the pages; she paints the illustrations. Aruego, a native of the Philippines, was a lawyer before becoming an illustrator, and now lives in New York City. Dewey was born in Chicago and also lives in New York City.

Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey have illustrated many books together—he draws the outlines and designs the pages; she paints the illustrations. Aruego, a native of the Philippines, was a lawyer before becoming an illustrator, and now lives in New York City. Dewey was born in Chicago and also lives in New York City.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 1984)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780027822502
  • Grades: K - 3
  • Ages: 5 - 8

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