Living Books - Titles-D.W. the Picky Eater.

D.W. the Picky Eater is the eighteenth Living Books CD-ROM based on the 1995 book by Marc Brown, and the CD Rom was released in 1999.

Due to the lack of Broderbund's involvement and the low production values, it is not likely to be re-released by Wanderful.


D.W. is established as a picky eater, as the title states; she is unwilling to try anything, and when she does eat, she prefers it in very specific ways. For instance, when she is at Emily's house, where they are having spaghetti, she requests to have no sauce. Her values go to far at one point. However, when the family goes out to eat, she is served salad and it has spinach in it. Her mother tells her to try it, and Arthur warns that she is going to have a tantrum. Then her father says, "Please try it". She refuses, and then screams out her hatred towards spinach; causing the family to be embarrassed. Her mother says, "I am so embarrassed!". Her father says, "No more restaurants for you!", and grounds her from any future restaurant visits until she learns to eat what's placed in front of her. She is then forced to spend all other family outings at home with Mrs. Cross; a baby-sitter who is uptight. She only allows carrot sticks as a snack, and at exactly 8 o'clock, she forces D.W to go to bed when it is time. Later, in the morning at breakfast, she begins to wonder what she has been missing out on; especially once Arthur brings home a little umbrella from a Chinese restaurant. When there are plans to go out for Grandma Thora's birthday, D.W. demands to lift the grounding; saying she wants to go too. Her family does agree with it; but only under a certain condition. That is: "She must eat what is on the menu". She orders a dish called the Little Bo Peep Pot Pie, and to everyone's surprise, she loves it. D.W then asks her mother if she could make it at home. Her mother says she might need the recipe. D.W then asks the waiter how it is made once he comes back and clears D.W's dishes. Then finally, he shocks her when suddenly he says that it is just a pie pastry filled with lots and lots of spinach ("Very simple really! Just take some pie pastry and fill it with lots and lots of spinach!").


  • Arthur
  • D.W.


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  • Emily's Dollhouse
  • Storybook Maker
  • Mole Squirting
  • Food Groups
  • Pizza Groups


  • This is the only Living Books game that dropped "Read to Me" as an option.
  • This is the only Living Books game that also allows the player to skip out reading by clicking to skip.
  • Like Ruff's Bone, Green Eggs and Ham, and Arthur's Computer Adventure, this game also has its own original credits (displaying a picture from one page of the book) and does not use any jazz credits animations.
  • This is the only Living Books game that doesn't use the Mohawk engine.

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