Review: Bake Sale

Posted on July 14, 2011

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Bake Sale
By Sara Varon
First Second
August 2011
160 pages

Cupcake owns the Sweet Tooth Bakery and plays drums in a band with his best friend, Eggplant and some other delicious creatures. Eggplant plays the trombone. Life is swell until Cupcake finds out about Eggplant’s upcoming trip to Turkey to meet the great chef, Turkish Delight. She is a friend of Eggplant’s Aunt Abergine. Cupcake can’t believe Eggplant never told him he knows his idol, Turkish Delight. Finding a way to make the journey to Istanbul with Eggplant just about melts the frosting off Cupcake’s head. Bake Sale is a graphic novel for young readers. Varon’s illustrations are both entertaining and amusing. She also includes some cool recipes, from edible Sugared Flowers to Marzipan to homemade Dog Biscuits, and even two kinds of brownies. Yum. My nine-year old granddaughter read this book two times in a row and loved it. We can’t wait to try those recipes.

Copyright (c) 2011 by Peggy Tibbetts

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