This book is for anyone who has ever been accused of being a picky eater. Katerina-Elizabeth travels by steamship to visit her grandmother in Scotland. A tiny sea worm benefits from Katerina-Elizabeth being served oatmeal, her least favorite food, for breakfast each day during the long ocean journey. The creature decides to follow the ship after it starts eating the oatmeal that is thrown overboard every morning. Katerina-Elizabeth’s parents warned her that she would grow up “stunted” if she didn’t eat her oatmeal, and the worm certainly seems to prove that their warning had some truth to it. The oatmeal diet ultimately causes the worm to grow into the Loch Ness Monster, which swims around Loch Ness, and is kind enough to eat the much reviled haggis that Scottish children throw into the lake. There is even an experiment at the end of the book that allows picky eaters to scientifically prove the reason why they are picky eaters. Children and adults will all love this amusing story.
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