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!
Booktalk with illustrator Nicole Tadgell
About the Creators
is the author of books for children including the popular No Mush Today and My Steps, published by Lee & Low. Her books are notable for their heartfelt family stories told from a spot-on childlike point of view. The mother of six grown children, she lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband.
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 nicoletadgell.com.
About This Title
Best Children's Books of the Year
Bank Street College of Education
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
Part of These Collections
Food and Cooking Collection, Sibling Collection Grades K-5, English Fiction Grades PreK-2, Family Diversity , Appendix B Diverse Collection Grades K-2, Grandparents Collection, African American English Collection Grades PreK-2, Realistic Fiction Collection Grades PreK-2, Positive Relationships Collection, Social and Emotional Learning Collection