Sugar Would Not Eat It (Hardcover)

By Emily Jenkins, Giselle Potter (Illustrator)

Schwartz & Wade, 9780375836039, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 12, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (5/12/2009)

List Price: 16.99*
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Like children everywhere, Sugar the cat refuses to eat food she doesn’t like!

All children have heard their parents try to threaten, cajole, and guilt them into eating their vegetables. And it’s no different for Leo’s new cat, Sugar. She’s hungry, but when Leo generously gives her his last piece of birthday cake, Sugar will not eat it. Leo finally gives up. He fixes himself a chicken sandwich and some milk. Suddenly, guess who is up on the counter, nibbling at Leo’s sandwich?

Features a great cast of neighborhood characters—each with their own tidbit of advice—that is also the perfect tool for parents to use with children to talk about food.

About the Author

Emily Jenkins is the author of the recently published "Toy Dance Party," and "Toys Go Out," which received three starred reviews and was an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book. You can visit her on the Web at http: // She lives in Brooklyn.

Giselle Potter's most recent book is "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod "by Eugene Field, called "a mesmerizing bedtime book" ("Booklist"). You can visit her on the Web at She lives in Kingston, New York.

Praise For Sugar Would Not Eat It

Review, The New York Times Book Review, June 14, 2009:
"[F]or childrens who are just beginning to read, not to mention cat lovers of any age, Sugar Would Not Eat It is a charmer."

Review, BookPage, June 2009:
"...Feline admirers will come away from this fully charmed."