2. Try holding your nose.
3. See how the fish is pink? Princesses love pink. Salmon is what princesses eat! It's princess food! Yay princesses!!!
4. If you don't eat this, I will take the dog for a walk and never come home.
5. You know how sometimes a needle is so sharp you don't even feel it? That's what this chili is like. It's so spicy that you won't even taste anything.
6. Try the swordfish. It's like white salmon.
7. Try the cauliflower. It's like white broccoli.
8. Try the tofu. It's like white-ish chicken.
9. Try eating. It's how you survive.
10. I went through full labor and then had a C-section in order to bring you into this world. I almost died for you. You owe me.
11. If you don't eat it, then I will. And then I'll hate myself.
12. Don't you love Daddy?
13. Let me ask you one question: Why must you torment me so?
14. It's lemon sole!!! Isn't that a fun name? Sole is a fish. You like fish, don't you? Don't you love salmon? Well, salmon is also a fish! Sole is like salmon's cousin, in that they both swim in the ocean. They swim around and are cute. It's really good. It's even better than salmon! You like fish. You'll love this. I promise. Just think of it as salmon. Or, OK, chicken. It tastes a little like chicken, too. Oh come on, you love chicken. This is breaded and fried, just like the chicken we make. It's like that, but even better. Think of it as chicken and salmon mixed together, and you love both of those things, right? Don't you? You don't?
15. Pretty please?
16. If you don't try this, Santa won't come.
17. The doctor said you need to eat this.
18. There's no more ketchup. Heinz stopped making ketchup last week. It was in all the newspapers. A newspaper is something you read.
19. Don't eat? No treat.
20. Let's think about this logically for a minute, OK?
21. One bite one bite one bite one bite one bite one bite one bite one bite.
22. Remember the mac and cheese you loved at that restaurant in Charleston? This is the exact same recipe, from that restaurant's cookbook, written by the exact same chef who made it for you then. And now I'm taking his exact instructions and recreating the exact same meal for you right here at your table in New York. How cool is that??
23. How do you know you won't like it if you've never tried it? And yeah, I just said that.
24. If you try this, we'll talk about getting you that Polly Pocket Cruise Ship Set that will sit on our living room floor like a hideous speed bump for the next five years until I throw it away one day when you're not looking.
25. Let's play a game: Pretend your life depended on finishing this.
26. Quick! Look over there!
27. Do you enjoy this? Is that why you do this?
28. You like watching your mother cry? Is that it?
29. Your sister finished hers.
30. You think Tony Stark leaves any of his kale uneaten?
31. You liked it yesterday!?
32. You liked it when Aunt Lynn made it for you.
33. Your little chicken is lonely and sad and will only be happy when he's reunited with his potato friends in your stomach.
34. Man cannot survive on pasta alone.
35. What do you think tomato sauce is made out of?
36. Don't you want to live for a long time?
37. Don't you want to outlive your parents?
38. Do you want the dog to get fat? Because she should not be eating this much hamburger meat every night.
39. I'm counting to three.
40. I mean five.
41. I mean ten.
42. I loved this meal when I was a kid.
43. I hated this meal when I was a kid.
44. Don't look at it, just eat it.
Tomie dePaola's 1975 book about an elderly woman's magical pasta pot won him the Caldecott Honor in the next year.
Eric Carle wrote and illustrated this book about a caterpillar who eats its way through chocolate cake, ice-cream, a pickle, Swiss cheese, salami, a lollipop, cherry pie, a sausage, a cupcake, a slice of watermelon and more before emerging as a butterfly. Published in 1969, it was declared by The New Yorks one of the "Ten Best Picture Books of the Year."
Roald Dahl's 1964 story about Charlie Bucket and legendary chocolatier Willy Wonka has inspired two film versions and won numerous awards.
This 1985 book by Laura Numeroff chronicles what happens when you give a mouse of cookie. Spoiler: He's going to want some milk to go with it.
The book that inspired the popular animated film in 2009 is based on this 1978 book by Judi Barrett. It tells the story of the town of Chewandswallow, where the weather comes three times a day, at breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the form of raining food.
This 1970 book by beloved children's author Maurice Sendak -- who also wrote "Where the Wild Things Are" -- is about a young boy who dreams a journey through a surreal baker's kitchen. Despite many awards, it lit a firestorm of controversy stemming from depictions of nudity.
Depictions of food in Roald Dahl's books aren't limited to "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." They litter his other works, including 1961's "James and the Giant Peach" about a boy who goes on a journey inside the large eponymous fruit.
This classic folktale got a retelling in 1968 by Ann McGovern. In it, a young man tricks an old woman into believing a soup can be made with a stone; he encourages to add more and more ingredients until she creates a delicious meal for them both.
Dr. Seuss's famous ode to picky eaters was written in 1960 and continues to be one of the best-selling children's books of all time.
This book by Mitchell Sharmat tells the story of a goat who swaps normal goat foods like shoes and tin cans for fruits, vegetables, eggs and orange juice.
This postmodern children's book from 1992 features slightly-demented versions of classic stories and fairytales. And, of course, a stinky cheese man.
This 1984 book follows the story of a mouse who does all he can to save his strawberry from being eaten by a big, hungry bear.
This book, published in 1948, won the Caldecott Honor the next year. In the story, Sal and her mother go to the country and pick blueberries for winter.
Marcia Leonard's 1989 playful book asks the reader to decide whether or not Frog should eat his rainboots.
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