April 2009 Indie Next List
“Dessert Schneider is lovable and believable little girl who is always getting into trouble, and learning how to accept the consequences of her actions. Dessert First is a sweet tale about learning lessons in life, especially how to wrong a right. Scrumptious!”
— Rebeka Leinberger, Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore, Cincinnati, OH
Dessert Schneider has her very own personal style. But sometimes walking to the beat of her own drum means walking right into a heap of mischief, especially when it comes to the legendary family recipe (and Dessert's all-time favorite treat), Grandma Reine's Double-Decker Chocolate Bars. As the oldest in a rambunctious, restaurant-owning family, with a four-year-old sister who is going through a "phase" and two little brothers called “the Beasties,” Dessert seems to be better at getting into trouble than getting out of it. And that's because for this eight-year-old, saying sorry is definitely not a piece o'cake!
About the Author
Hallie Durandhas written many popular books for kids. She was inspired to write Catch That Cookie! By her own son s hard-won belief in magic after his gingerbread cookie scavenger hunt at school. (And yes, he really did ask to lock the car doors!) She lives with her cookie-loving family in Maplewood, New Jersey.
Christine Davenier lives in Paris. She has also illustrated the Very Fairy Princess books by actress Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton.