Picky Mrs. Pickle talks about how she does not want to try anything new. She likes what she likes and does not want to try anything else. At the end of the book Picky Mrs. Pickle makes a deal with her niece that she will try a new kind of ice cream. She ends up loving it and is now open to trying many new things.
I would integrate this into my classroom by talking to students about getting out of their comfort zone. They may never know if they like something unless they try it. As a class I would ask the students to write down something they were very picky about and also have them write something down that they have never tried before. I would then discuss this with the class and encourage my students to go home and try what they had written down.
Intended Audience/Grade Level: 4th Graders.