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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Bake Sale

All Ages Graphic Novel

G/E Varon, Sara. Bake Sale. First Second, 2011. 157p. 978-1-59643-419-6. 16.99.

Cupcake bakes fresh treats daily at his Brooklyn bakery and plays drums in a band on weekends with his best friend Eggplant. When Eggplant plans to save money to visit his family in Turkey, Cupcake decides to join him to meet the famous Turkish Delight. In order to save money though he has to quit the band and start selling baked goods at local events. Will he save enough to make the trip? This short graphic novel by the author of Robot Dreams has great illustrations and a “sweet” story. It is family friendly with recipes for all of Cupcake’s treats at the end. Loren Spector, LAPL, Felipe de Neve

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