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Bake Sale (edition 2011)

by Sara Varon, Sara Varon (Illustrator)

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Member:MaryARogers
Title:Bake Sale
Authors:Sara Varon
Other authors:Sara Varon (Illustrator)
Info:First Second (2011), Paperback, 160 pages
Collections:Lower Elementary Levels, Upper Elementary Levels, Your library
Rating:****
Tags:Graphic Novel, Chapter Book

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Accomplished bakery-owner Cupcake has a good life and an established routine: run his bakery, play drums in a band, and hang out with his best friend, Eggplant. But he dreams of meeting famous chef Turkish Delight and is always trying to find new ways to market his baked goods. Cupcakes lives in a world of other anthropomorphic foods (especially fruits and vegetables), and Sara Varon's simply colored illustrations are dreamy -- almost like the frosting-covered recipes of Cupcake's bakery. Aspiring bakers may enjoy trying out the tasty recipes in "Cupcake's Repertoire" at the end of the book -- raspberry squares, brownies, and more! Yum! ( )
  aeisen9 | Mar 18, 2014 |
Bake Sale by Sara Varon is the story of a pair of friends trying to save up enough money to go to Turkey. Cupcake runs a bakery. Eggplant likes to play in a band. Eggplant has relatives in Turkey, one of whom knows the world famous Turkish Delight — a baking guru that Cupcake would love to meet.

At first it looks like Cupcake, with Eggplant's help, can earn enough extra money in his store to travel with Eggplant to Turkey. But things happen, as they often do, and Cupcake has to work overtime. Responsibilities at the bakery get in the way of playing in the band. Without that time together in band practice, the two friends drift apart.

It's a sweet little story about the sort of bumps friendship go through when responsibilities and commitments get in the way.

The artwork is colorful and engaging. Though designed on real world foods — they are still cute and full of personality. The friendship as unlikely as it seems for an eggplant and a cupcake, it's pulled off here. ( )
  pussreboots | May 10, 2013 |
Very cute story about a Cupcake, his friend Eggplant. Although I found the story rather standard I also liked the gentle message behind being generous to others and supporting friends. I also love that the author included recipes in the back. A really nice touch. ( )
  akmargie | Apr 4, 2013 |
Delicious fun! ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
A cup cake works so hard to meet his favorite chef then can't see her and there is no clear ending. I was entertained but did not feel like a whole story. ( )
  kmunsey | Apr 2, 2013 |
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Cupcake runs a successful bakery with his best friend, Eggplant, but dreams of going abroad to meet his idol, Turkish Delight, who is the most famous pastry chef in the world.

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