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  • Percival Perkins The Particular and Picky Eater

    Written by: Loren Rozakos Illustrated by: Courtney Thomas Layout by: Chelsea Brink

    Includes A Do It Yourself Container Garden Activity and Resource Guide!

  • Percival Perkins The Particular and Picky Eater

    Written by: Loren Rozakos

    This book is dedicated to all the particular and picky eaters out there.

    Text Copyright 2010 by Loren Rozakos Illustrations Copyright Courtney Thomas

    This story and illustrations represent copyrighted material and may only be reproduced in whole for personal or classroom use. It may not be edited, altered, or otherwise

    modified, except with the express permission of the author, illustrator and Seven Generations Ahead.

    Published by: Seven Generations Ahead

    Percival Perkins original concept created and produced by students from the Masters Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University.

    All rights reserved.

  • Percival Perkins The Particular and Picky Eater

    Written by: Loren Rozakos

    This book is dedicated to all the particular and picky eaters out there.

    Text Copyright 2010 by Loren Rozakos Illustrations Copyright Courtney Thomas

    This story and illustrations represent copyrighted material and may only be reproduced in whole for personal or classroom use. It may not be edited, altered, or otherwise

    modified, except with the express permission of the author, illustrator and Seven Generations Ahead.

    Published by: Seven Generations Ahead

    Percival Perkins original concept created and produced by students from the Masters Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University.

    All rights reserved.

  • You are what you eat, so eat something sweet (try a peach!).

    -Percival Perkins

    Table of Contents Percival Perkins WFood for Thought XDo It Yourself Container Garden Y Find It Yourself Fresh Foods Z

  • You are what you eat, so eat something sweet (try a peach!).

    -Percival Perkins

    Table of Contents Percival Perkins WFood for Thought XDo It Yourself Container Garden Y Find It Yourself Fresh Foods Z

  • Potato Chips? Penny Potter, a fifth-grade student, leaned over Percival Perkins left shoulder and peered down into his powder blue lunch pail.

    I eat potato chips for lunch on Monday said Percival. I see. said Penny as she walked away pondering to herself that potato chips are probably not the healthiest choice for her pal, Percival.

  • Potato Chips? Penny Potter, a fifth-grade student, leaned over Percival Perkins left shoulder and peered down into his powder blue lunch pail.

    I eat potato chips for lunch on Monday said Percival. I see. said Penny as she walked away pondering to herself that potato chips are probably not the healthiest choice for her pal, Percival.

  • Are those fruit loops, Percy? Penny said to Percival the very next day at school, while passing by his packed lunch. Tuesday I eat fruit loops, but only the purple ones, said Percival Perkins resolutely.

    Of course you do, Penny muttered as she walked away feeling slightly perturbed.

    Gummy Worms! proclaimed Penny on Wednesday at noon time, Percival Perkins that cannot be your entire lunch!

    They taste sour, explained Percival Perkins, I like sour.

    I quite understand, said Penny feeling a little sour herself.

  • Are those fruit loops, Percy? Penny said to Percival the very next day at school, while passing by his packed lunch. Tuesday I eat fruit loops, but only the purple ones, said Percival Perkins resolutely.

    Of course you do, Penny muttered as she walked away feeling slightly perturbed.

    Gummy Worms! proclaimed Penny on Wednesday at noon time, Percival Perkins that cannot be your entire lunch!

    They taste sour, explained Percival Perkins, I like sour.

    I quite understand, said Penny feeling a little sour herself.

  • After lunch, Percival couldnt sit still during silent reading hour. He pulled Polly Pratts pigtails and he poked Pablo with pencils. The sugar from the gummy worms made him so frantic he couldnt sit still. Worst of all, Percivals tummy began to ache. This is positively painful! Percival pronounced and off to the see the school nurse he went.

  • After lunch, Percival couldnt sit still during silent reading hour. He pulled Polly Pratts pigtails and he poked Pablo with pencils. The sugar from the gummy worms made him so frantic he couldnt sit still. Worst of all, Percivals tummy began to ache. This is positively painful! Percival pronounced and off to the see the school nurse he went.

  • After school that same day, Penny Potter began to speak. There is an old, but wise, expression that says we are what we eat and in that case, Percy, you are a sour gummy worm. Tomorrow I would like to show you a special place designed for particular and picky eaters like you.

  • After school that same day, Penny Potter began to speak. There is an old, but wise, expression that says we are what we eat and in that case, Percy, you are a sour gummy worm. Tomorrow I would like to show you a special place designed for particular and picky eaters like you.

  • Thursday, Penny leaned over Percival Perkins left shoulder and together they peered down into the rows of dark green vegetable planted in the school garden. Fourth grade students were tending to the broccoli, turnips, and romaine and mustard greens. Spinach, protested Percival Perkins.

    Patiently Penny smiled and said, Yes, spinach, perhaps you didnt know Percival just a handful a week of spinach or any other dark green vegetable planted in our garden will keep your lungs healthy, make your bones stronger and give you a smarter brain.

    Pffff. Percival scoffed and walked away.

  • Thursday, Penny leaned over Percival Perkins left shoulder and together they peered down into the rows of dark green vegetable planted in the school garden. Fourth grade students were tending to the broccoli, turnips, and romaine and mustard greens. Spinach, protested Percival Perkins.

    Patiently Penny smiled and said, Yes, spinach, perhaps you didnt know Percival just a handful a week of spinach or any other dark green vegetable planted in our garden will keep your lungs healthy, make your bones stronger and give you a smarter brain.

    Pffff. Percival scoffed and walked away.

  • Peeking at the orange section of the garden Percival panicked as he saw the carrots and pumpkins. Predicting a particular and picky eater like Percival, Penny posed a question to the student.

    Have you ever even tasted a carrot Percival? He paused, thought for a moment and said, I positively have not.

  • Peeking at the orange section of the garden Percival panicked as he saw the carrots and pumpkins. Predicting a particular and picky eater like Percival, Penny posed a question to the student.

    Have you ever even tasted a carrot Percival? He paused, thought for a moment and said, I positively have not.

  • Patiently Penny smiled and said, Perhaps you should know Percival that just a bowl of these vegetables will help your vision, blood sugar control and also keep your lungs healthy. They also taste really pleasant!

    Puzzled Percival pondered the thought that a vegetable might taste good.

  • Patiently Penny smiled and said, Perhaps you should know Percival that just a bowl of these vegetables will help your vision, blood sugar control and also keep your lungs healthy. They also taste really pleasant!

    Puzzled Percival pondered the thought that a vegetable might taste good.

  • As they walked back to Percivals classroom Penny said, I would be very pleased to invite you to a very special picnic in the school garden. See you tomorrow and bring the rest of your class. Im not sure about this said a perplexed Percival Perkins.

    Walking home from school that day, Percival pondered Pennys words. He was sure that he would not want to miss a picnic, but his lips pursed when he thought about eating some of the vegetables Penny pointed out.

    Pushing open the door upon arriving at home, Percival walked directly towards the fruit bowl perched on the kitchen counter. He observed the colorful green grapes, yellow bananas and red apples. Was Penny possibly on point? Percy pondered out loud.

    Quickly, Percival pushed the thought out of his mind and went out to play.

  • As they walked back to Percivals classroom Penny said, I would be very pleased to invite you to a very special picnic in the school garden. See you tomorrow and bring the rest of your class. Im not sure about this said a perplexed Percival Perkins.

    Walking home from school that day, Percival pondered Pennys words. He was sure that he would not want to miss a picnic, but his lips pursed when he thought about eating some of the vegetables Penny pointed out.

    Pushing open the door upon arriving at home, Percival walked directly towards the fruit bowl perched on the kitchen counter. He observed the colorful green grapes, yellow bananas and red apples. Was Penny possibly on point? Percy pondered out loud.

    Quickly, Percival pushed the thought out of his mind and went out to play.

  • At lunchtime on Friday, Percival Perkins sat patiently with his classmates at a large table covered with a red checked table cloth ready for a picnic. Penny welcomed the class to sit. She presented two large platters covered with perfectly polished lids.

    Percival stared at the platters with uncertainty. Penny smiled and removed the lid of the first platter to reveal a rich hearty green spinach salad with crisp whi