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D.W. the Picky Eater (book)
DW the Picky Eater
Author Marc Brown
Illustrator Marc Brown
Publication date May 1, 1995
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D.W., the Picky Eater is an Arthur book.

School Library Journal

"Kindergarten-Grade 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 Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc."


D.W., the Picky Eater was made into a CD-ROM game by Living Books released in 1999, and was the last ever Living Books CD-ROM ever made.