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D.W. The Picky Eater (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

D.W. The Picky Eater (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Marc Brown, Ibsen

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Funny picture books about Arthur's aardvark younger sister. Young readers will be able to relate to and laugh with D.W.


Funny picture books about Arthur's aardvark younger sister. Young readers will be able to relate to and laugh with D.W.

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Children's Literature - Debra Briatico
This charming picture book features D.W., a fussy eater who does not like spinach and many other foods. When her parents tire of her finicky eating habits, they decide to leave her home with the babysitter the next time they dine out. This suits her just fine, until her brother brings home a fancy souvenir that makes her crave exotic meals in fine restaurants.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-There's a whole slew of edibles that D.W. finds disgusting, but spinach is at the top of her list. Dining out with her family, she causes a scene when her parents suggest that she give her salad greens a try-no more restaurants for the picky little aardvark after that. Staying home with a sitter is boring, though, so when she hears about her grandmother's birthday dinner at a fancy restaurant, she wants to come, too. She orders the Little Bo Peep Pot Pie, devours it with relish, amazing everybody, including herself, and learns a lesson. The text is spare and funny, and while all the colored-pencil illustrations reflect Brown's sense of humor and familiarity with the little details of childhood, some are downright hilarious. Charming endpapers feature some of the foods D.W. loves to hate. Although she wears an expression of pure horror when she discovers the main ingredient of her pie, readers will suspect that she'll keep that delicious spinach down and her mind and mouth open to new eating possibilities in the future. Youngsters are sure to relate to the young heroine, laugh at her, and maybe even laugh at themselves. Brown knows what appeals to children, and he serves up a generous portion.-Vanessa Elder, School Library Journal
Hazel Rochman
In another funny picture book about Arthur the aardvark's little sister, D. W. is a fussy eater. She won't eat anything with eyes. Also, she would never eat liver in a million years, and she won't touch all kinds of vegetables. More than anything else in the world, she hates spinach, or so she thinks. Like the badger in Russell Hoban's classic "Bread and Jam for Frances" (1964), the picky eater has to discover for herself what she's missing. Brown's affectionate, colorful cartoon pictures extend the mischief of the story. Kids will get the point that whether the food is delicious or gross, eating is a sensual experience--and a social one.

Product Details

Demco Media
Publication date:
Arthur Adventures Series
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Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

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Hingham, Massachusetts and Martha¿s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
November 25, 1946
Place of Birth:
Erie, Pennsylvania
M.F.A., Cleveland Institute of Art, 1969

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D. W. the Picky Eater 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Both of my children adored this book when they were 3. We had a good laugh at DW's tantrums and the surprise ending. This is a great way to gently teach restaurant manners and have fun. Marc Brown has done it again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved that book so much I would read it a thousand times