Peter the Persnickety

by Breckyn Wood
Rated 4.6 out of 5

Picky eaters will enjoy this one

Rated 5 out of 5
May 13, 2021

Such a fun story about Peter trying new foods & doing hard things to help the kingdom. My picky eater really enjoyed this book!

Nicole F


Rated 5 out of 5
May 10, 2021

We loved this silver tales book about picky eaters! My daughter who is not picky thought it was hilarious that Peter was….Persnickety. It is now one of her favorite words to say and spell!

Petra S.

Cute story with moral

Rated 5 out of 5
May 20, 2020

We loved this book as we have 2 sons, both very picky eaters! Seeing how the main character was able to grow through his fears, helped my boys to be more open to trying different foods too!

Jennefer Pers

Great story

Rated 5 out of 5
May 14, 2021

Reminded me of my own picky eater. Great story showing the pros and cons of picky eating. Love the Silver Tales series teaching perfect lessons in a great story and beautiful illustrations.


Not quite up to Good and Beautiful standards

Rated 2 out of 5
May 14, 2021

The true meaning of the word persnickety is obscured and it portrays the adults and less than model. Also several characters speak in a short of ‘peasant-speech’ without proper grammar. This is too young to model that kind of speech.
I have loved every single other book I have purchased but this one is just not worth putting in the category of Good and Beautiful.

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Level 2

Prince Peter only like eating three things, even though the palace cook tries her best to tempt him with delicious alternatives. When the people of the kingdom fall ill, Peter’s pickiness seems like a good thing, but in the end he learns that he can only save the day if he is willing to face his fears.

Parents and children alike will enjoy this story, full of beautiful illustrations, as they learn that sometimes it’s good to step outside of their comfort zones.

54 pages, hardcover

Atlas and His Amazing Adventure, Peter the Persnickety, Gwennie and the Great Green Forest, Glenn and His Goat, Hugo the Hero, and Princess Penny Saves the Day are part of our Silver Tales Series. These hardcover Level 2 books with whimsical illustrations and uplifting messages are all original publications and can be read in any order.

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