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Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake by Michael…

Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake

by Michael Kaplan

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This is a great story about natural consequences. I the end Betty make another obvious mistake. The comments by her siblings are quite funny and believable.
  cynalibo | Dec 7, 2014 |
I liked this book for two main reasons. The plot was significant in that, Betty learns patience because she has to wait for her chocolate cake. She learns she can’t get everything when she wants it. The plot was organized in steps and cause and effect, when Betty threw a fit at dinner about not eating cake, she was sent to her room without it. This is a perfect example to teach children what not to do when wanting something and to also understand desert comes after the main course. The characters, such as Betty and her siblings, had several comical interactions throughout the book that helped teach Betty what she can and cannot do and why. The characters were believable because the dialogue was realistic. For example when Betty bunny said she wanted to marry the chocolate cake and her sister replied with, “you could marry a baker who makes chocolate cake.” Patience being the moral of the story allows children to grasp what actions they need to take to properly earn what they want. ( )
  mallen16 | Sep 19, 2013 |
Betty Bunny loves her chocolate cake. She wants it all the time and tries to involve it in everything. Students could relate to this story with some of their favorite things. ( )
  AmandaPerrigo | Jun 13, 2013 |
"A is for chocolate cake, B is for chocolate cake, C is for chocolate cake..."

Betty Bunny is a pretty typical kindergartener who does not like to try new things. She decides she hates chocolate cake... that is until she tries it and can't stop thinking about it. This leads to hilarious interactions with her family (she declares she will marry chocolate cake, which prompts her older brother Bill to muse that she will have very funny-looking children) and throws a full-out tantrum when she can't have more. Her mother places a piece just for her on a plate in the refrigerator so she will know it is there, but she is worried she will miss the cake when she goes to school. So she puts it in her pocket, with predictable results. The brown goopy mess she finds there at the end of the day prompts another meltdown and a lesson about patience. I loved it!

Curriculum: I read this to kindergarten as part of a "healthy bodies" unit, as a book plot point is that Betty Bunny needs to eat a healthy dinner before she can have cake. A good discussion springboard for kindergarten students about healthy foods, and when it is okay to have a sugary treat. Also a GREAT discussion on how hard it is to be patient sometimes.

Kaplan, M., Jorisch, S. & Kellgren, K. (2011). Betty Bunny loves chocolate cake. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers.
  AMQS | Mar 31, 2013 |
Betty Bunny is a hand full! She doesn't like to try new things including chocolate cake!
She had no idea until she tasted it that chocolate cake would be her most loved thing in all the world.
Poor Betty Bunny needed to learn the hard way, that patience is needed when it comes to your favorite things. ( )
  fantasticstorytime | Dec 21, 2012 |
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, May 2011: Picky eaters may change their tune after reading Michael Kaplan’s confection, Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake. Betty Bunny is reluctant to try new things, but when she tries chocolate cake for the first time, it’s love at first bite. Betty has a big personality, and her new obsession draws teasing from her siblings and some messy situations, but it’s having patience that proves hardest for a bunny that would rather have cake. --Seira Wilson

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From her first bite, young Betty Bunny likes chocolate cake so much that she claims she will marry it one day, and she has trouble learning to wait patiently until she can have her next taste.

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