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No Room for Dessert (Hardcover)

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By Hallie Durand, Christine Davenier (Illustrator)
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All of a sudden it seems like Dessert's life story is being written in invisible ink It's getting harder and harder believe that anyone in the Schneider house even remembers that she lives there. Her school picture hanging on the fridge? Covered The promise of burritos? Forgotten Her baby brother doesn't even know her name (He calls her "dirt.") Dessert decides that she needs a plan to get back on her family's radar--and hopefully make them all feel like "dirt" for a change.
Let there be lightbulbs Dessert has an idea. All she has to do is win her classroom's invention contest, which should be a piece o' cake. But, things get worse before they get bad, Dessert would need all the double fudge sundaes in the world to make her feel like herself again--or maybe just a surprising new friend.

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Author: Durand, Hallie

Illustrator: Davenier, Christine

Review Date: May 1, 2011


Pages: 192

Price ( Hardcover ): $14.99

Publication Date: June 7, 2011

ISBN ( Hardcover ): 978-1-4424-0360-4

Category: Fiction

Series: Dessert

Volume: 3

Lively third-grader Dessert returns for more comic classroom and family fun as she learns to cope with jealousy in her third outing (Just Desserts, 2010, etc.).

Dessert certainly doesn’t lack confidence. She’s sure she’ll easily win the prize for the best invention in her classroom’s Thomas Edison unit. At home, however, things don’t look as promising. Her mom spends all of her time with her two baby brothers and barely notices Dessert, while her dad concentrates on managing the family’s restaurant, devoted entirely to fondue. As her despair at home increases, her certainty that she’ll win the classroom prize increases, especially when she privately judges her classmate’s inventions as obviously inferior to her own Vending Dresser, which would dispense a full month’s worth of complete daily outfits at the mere press of a button. If she doesn’t win, however, this fully realized, vivacious little character might learn some important lessons beyond those her teacher, Mrs. Howdy Doody, includes in the curriculum. When Dessert’s mom forgets to pick her up at school, some family lessons may make Dessert feel much better, especially as she gets to eat real dessert—first!—at the family restaurant. Davenier’s sparkling line drawings help young readers visualize the action.

Another romp full of zesty, true-life fun. (Fiction. 7-10)


Product Details
ISBN: 9781442403604
ISBN-10: 1442403608
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 21st, 2011
Pages: 177
Language: English

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