No Room for Dessert

No Room for Dessert

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  • Electronic book text | 192 pages
  • Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
  • New York, NY, United States
  • 1442403624
  • 9781442403628

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NO ROOM FOR DESSERTAuthor: Durand, Hallie

Illustrator: Davenier, Christine

Review Date: May 1, 2011

Publisher: "Atheneum"

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)"

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