Who wants to be a chubby teen queen?
Thirteen-year-old Celeste Harris is no skinny banana, but her comfy track pants and daily snack of chocolate cookies suit her just fine. Her under-the-radar lifestyle could have continued too, if her aunt hadn’t entered her in the HuskyPeach Modeling Challenge. To stay out of the spotlight, she’s forced to launch Operation Skinny Celeste—because, after all, a thin girl can’t be a fat model! What Celeste never imagined was that losing weight would help her gain a backbone . . . and that she's got plenty of off-stage reasons to shine.
Praise for Erin Dionne’s Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies:
Nominated as one of ALA’s Popular Paperbacks (2010)
A PEN/New England 2006 Susan P. Bloom Discovery Night award winner
“A tasty reading treat.” —Discovery Girl Magazine
“The wry, funny tone makes this book a pleasurable read, and teens of all body types will enjoy Celeste’s original voice.” —School Library Journal
“The wry first-person narrative provides convincing views of middle school friendships, family dynamics, and incremental personal growth… A light, well-paced first novel.” —Booklist
“A clever premise...readers will warm to Celeste
as she becomes a competitor in the Miss HuskyPeach contest, to say
nothing of life itself.” —Kirkus Reviews
Genre/Category: middle grade/tween fiction
North American rights, Dial Books for Young Readers
For all other rights contact The Cooke Agency.
Dionne writes novels that feature mysteries, marching bands, Shakespeare, cookies, annoying family members, and the heart and humor that come with growing up. She’s also a mom, wife, college professor, and Red Sox fan.
Erin Dionne’s website can be found at www.erindionne.com.