Cupcake Cousins, Book 1 Cupcake Cousins

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9781423178309: Cupcake Cousins, Book 1 Cupcake Cousins


Baking a fluffy pink cupcake is awesome, but wearing a dress that looks like one? No, thank you!
Cousins Willow and Delia can't wait to spend a week vacationing together with their families. Their aunt is getting married, and Willow and Delia are hoping their tasty baked goods will be enough to get them out of being flower girls in the wedding.
But with a mischievous little brother, a bacon-loving dog, and a misbehaving blender in the mix, their treats don't exactly turn out as planned. When a real emergency threatens to ruin the wedding, will their baking skills be enough to save the day?
Join Willow and Delia in the kitchen by following their scrumptious recipes for whoopee pies, peach pancakes, and other tasty treats!

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About the Author:


Kate Hannigan, a former journalist with the" San Francisco Chronicle" and the "Dallas Morning News," works as an online editor and writer in Chicago, where she lives with her husband, three kids, two frogs, and one noisy dog. An active blogger and dangerous home cook, Kate enjoys carefree Michigan summers, riding bikes, picking blueberries, and chasing fireflies. This is her debut novel. Say hello online at KateHannigan.com.


Brooke Boynton Hughes grew up in Loveland, Colorado, where she spent lots of time drawing cats, mermaids, and tree houses. Today, she holds a BFA in Printmaking from Colorado State University, an MFA in Figurative Art from the New York Academy of Art, and she loves baking cupcakes. She currently lives in Colorado. This is her first book. Visit her online at www.brookeboyntonhughes.com!

Review:

Willow and Delia are nine-year-old cousins and fast friends who love spending their family vacations together in Michigan, and hate their flower girl dresses for Aunt Rosie's wedding. They want to prove that they can contribute more to the event by baking the cake than by parading down the aisle in bubblegumpink dresses, but their early attempts to help the cook range from unpalatable to disastrous. Meanwhile, Delia's biracial family is dealing with tensions following her father's layoff from his job. In the end, the cousins triumph as flower girls, pastry chefs, and problem solvers. While the book's conclusion is more rosy than realistic, the characters are engaging, and young readers caught up in the story may find it entirely satisfying. Pencil drawings appear at intervals, and, for would-be cooks, recipes (blueberry smoothies, bacon-wrapped dates, frosted cupcakes) appear after certain chapters. This sweet chapter book is Hannigan's first novel. - Carolyn Phelan Booklist"

Fourth-grade cousins Willow and Delia are utterly horrified by the pink flower girl dresses their aunt has selected for them to wear at her wedding. At the extended family's rental house in Michigan, the girls plot to get out of being flower girls by instead bringing attention to their culinary skills, but the cousins have one mis-hap after another involving the chef, a Southerner named Cat, until she has had about all she can take from them. Adding to the distress is a rift between Delia's mother and father resulting from his layoff, and the discovery that Cat, who has inherited the house next door, may lose it to the bank. When a series of events results in Cat's accidental destruction of part of the wedding cake, the girls finally are able to save the day by fixing the problem with style. Hannigan's characters are reductively cookie cutter, and repeated encounters with a goose and gosling are an unnecessary addition to the plot, but the portrayal of the girls' relationships with each other and with their family and friends is genuine and authentic. There's also real pain in Delia's observations about her parents' problems, and while the book's solution to their woes is rather pat (Cat will marry the rental-house landlord and Delia's parents will buy Cat's house and turn it into a gallery), the happy ending is nonetheless satisfying. Hughes' occasional monochromatic illustrations are somewhat bland, but they're cheerful. Recipes for a number of dishes mentioned in the book are included. JH BCCB"

Culinary mishaps ensue when 9-year-old cousins Willow and Delia conspire to avoid being flower girls in their aunt's wedding. Willow and Delia are adamantly opposed to their roles as flower girls at their aunt Rosie's wedding. During their annual summer visit to Saugatuck, on the Lake Michigan shore, the pair devises a plan to foil their impending flower-girl debuts. In hopes of replacing their flower-girl status with catering duty, Willow and Delia decide to spend the week preceding the wedding showing off their culinary expertise. However, the girls soon discover that Mr. Henry, the owner of their vacation house, has hired a new chef and caterer. Undaunted, the girls persevere. The duo's schemes are disrupted by comical kitchen catastrophes, the antics of Willow's 5-year-old brother and their family dog, as well as the mysterious behavior of Mr. Henry. Hannigan deftly portrays the angst Willow struggles with as she approaches the early-preteen years. With keen insight, she also explores Delia's worries about her father's job loss and concerns about her parents' marriage. After the girls learn that the new chef has also suffered a recent job loss, their determined efforts to help her in a crisis establish a newfound maturity. Hughes' cheery black-and-white illustrations capture the cousins' exuberance, highlighting both misadventures and sentimental moments. Recipes featuring various foods from the story are included. Hannigan's lively tale celebrates family and friendship. (Fiction. 9-12) Kirkus"

Fourth-grader Willow lives for summer vacations on Lake Michigan with her extended family, including her cousin Delia. This year, Willow and Delia's Aunt Rosie is getting married, but the girls think they're too old to be flower girls, especially in dresses fit for a toddler. Their plan is to demonstrate that their real talents involve baking, but they get off on the wrong foot with the caterer, disappointing Willow. Delia, meanwhile, is worried about her father's unemployment and the toll it's taking on her parents' marriage. Add in a pair of snobby older sisters, an energetic younger brother, and a wedding day baking emergency, and debut novelist Hannigan has assembled all the ingredients for an entertaining and gentle-natured family tale. Delia's anxieties and Willow's struggle to be seen as more than a little kid are relatable, and first-time illustrator Hughes's spot illustrations (not all seen by PW) give a good sense of the girls, the vacation home they love, and the matter-of-fact racial diversity of their clan. The ending is almost as sweet as the recipes that end several chapters. Ages 8 12. PW"

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