By Robert Munsch
Illustrated by Michael Martchenko
Scholastic Books 2002
Samuel woke up hungry. For breakfast he ate one bowl of cereal and asked his mother for more. The second helping was another bowl of cereal, two milkshakes and a stack of pancakes. Samuel ate it all really fast.
Then Samuel said I am still hungry. Could I please have some more? His mother dished up a huge salad bowl of cereal, two milkshakes, three stacks of pancakes and a fried chicken. Samuel ate it all really fast.
Then Samuel said I am still really hungry. Could I please have seven fried chickens?
Seven fried chickens? yelled his mother. Enough is enough. Nothing more to eat until lunch. Go out and play.
So Samuel went outside and rolled around on the gress yelling that he was starving, staaaaarving, STAAAAAARVING.
His little brother told Samuel to go to the pie eating contest being held at the park, so off samuel went. At the park, he told the judges he wanted to enter the pie-eating contest. They laughed at him and said You're just a little kid, Go home.
The other three contestants (a lumberjack, a construction worker and a fireman - all big men) were waiting to start the pie-eating contest. They told the judges to let him enter. It won't hurt to let this little boy eat a pie. So Samuel was allowed to enter the contest.
The first round was one blueberry pie. The lumberjack turned purple and went under the table.
The second round consisted of two peach pies. The fireman turned green and went under the table.
The third round consisted of three cherry pies. The construction worker turned blue and went under the table.
Amazing said the judge. Samuel wins first prize. He wins the prize pie. Samuel took the large prize pie home.
When he walked into the kitchen, his mother said, Samuel I know you are hungry so I made you pies for lunch. Pies? said Samuel. He turned green and went under the table. So Samuels little brother ate all the pies instead.