Happy Birthday to Me – Great Books About Cakes and Cupcakes

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Today’s my birthday; but my party was last night.   I requested a low key pizza party with a rollicking game of Apples to Apples Junior. A friend assisted ML and her friend in pulling it off.  Plus some unexpected roses and a huge cupcake.

Today my preschool story time friends serenaded me with a jolly rendition of “Happy Birthday” after I read them books about cake and cupcakes.

Little Elliot Big City by Mike Curato – I love this book!  As in, if you want to buy it for my birthday, I won’t regift it.  Released in August, it’s the sweetest book I’ve read all year.

Cake Girl by David Lucas –  With a birthday so close to Halloween, this book really appeals to me.  A witch “bakes” a cake girl and plans to eat her.  With love and kindness, Cake Girl saves herself while helping the witch learn how to be a friend.

Cupcake by Charise Mericle Harper – It’s hard being a plain old vanilla cupcake with plain old icing.  Until, you meet a plain old green candle who also has flashy siblings… number candle, stripy candle, super-long candle.  Suddenly, plain old green candle realizes a topping is all cupcake needs to go from ordinary to spectacular.  Will he be able to find the perfect topping?  Spaghetti, stinky cheese, a squirrel.  It’s not looking promising.  Or is it?

A Birthday for Cow! by Jan Thomas – Pig and Mouse are making a birthday cake for Cow.  Duck is determined cow needs a turnip.  Guess what cow thinks?

6 comments

  1. Happy Birthday!

    I caught up on reading your blog yesterday, and have a giant list of books making their way to us via inter-library loan! Thanks again for all the great recommendations!

  2. Thanks for the recommendation! Lovely to hear you like Cake Girl!
    My new book is called ‘This Is My Rock’ with Flying Eye Books – out in Spring 2015 – really excited about it.

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