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No Mush Today

By Sally Derby
Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell

“Not gonna eat my mush.
Not gonna eat it,” I say.
Squishy, yucky, yellow stuff—
mush is baby food.

Nonie’s had enough!
Enough mushy mush for breakfast.
Enough of her baby brother’s crying.
So off she goes to live at Grandma’s house.
No mush or baby there.
Grandma attends to Nonie.
Grandma takes her out into the world of grown-ups.

After a day away from home, will Nonie reconsider her move and return to Momma, Daddy, and baby brother?
Maybe . . . maybe . . .
if she can make a deal about breakfast!

Coloring Activity

Booktalk with illustrator Nicole Tadgell

About the Creators

Thumb_thumb Sally Derby - Author

books for children include The Mouse Who Owned the Sun and King Kendrick's Splinter, an International Reading Association-Children's Book Council Children's Choices Selection. The mother of six grown children, she lives in Wyoming, Ohio, with her husband.

Thumb_thumb Nicole Tadgell

has illustrated several picture books for trade and educational publishers, including the Américas Award–winning Josias, Hold the Book. Tadgell and her husband live in Spencer, Massachusetts. Learn more about Nicole Tadgell at

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Hardcover: 9781600602382


Best Children's Books of the Year
Bank Street College of Education

Guided Reading:




Interest Level:

Grades PreK - 3

Reading Level:

Grades 2 - 3


Siblings, Sharing & Giving, Religion/Spiritual, Overcoming Obstacles, Grandparents, Food, Families, Conflict resolution, Childhood Experiences and Memories, African/African American Interest, Gratitude, Self Control/Self Regulation