For Parents

Read Right Now! Eat Dessert First


Go ahead, spoil their dinner! Here are some stories for your sweet little foodie starring cookies, cakes, candy, doughnuts and more. Start the day with the classic story of a caterpillar who is NOT a picky eater! Follow along as the hungry little caterpillar eats his way through a four course line up of delicious snacks, goes to sleep, and wakes up a beautiful butterfly! This favorite is more than 50 years old! More stories follow that will keep them coming back for seconds. "Read it again!" sounds pretty sweet! Also try 20 Books to Outsmart Picky Eaters!

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Eat Dessert First!

Here are 10 picture books starring sweet treats and the eaters who love them! Eat dessert first and then ask for seconds! #indyplkids IndyPL_CarrieW

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Arnie the Doughnut

Keller, Laurie

Arnie can't believe it when he learns that Mr. Bing, who bought him at the bakery, intends to...gulp...EAT him! Quick thinking Arnie comes up with more uses for himself...doughnuts are delicious, Arnie the doughnut is a good friend!

The Duckling Gets A Cookie!?

Willems, Mo

Pigeon is amazed with duckling gets a cookie...just by asking politely. It's magic! Pass me a cookie! Please!

The Cookie Fiasco

Santat, Dan

Four friends with three cookies. Find out how the work out a fair share for each.