Cupcake and his best friend Eggplant head up the all-food cast of characters in this funny, 158- page graphic novel. Cupcake uses his culinary skills at his Sweet Tooth Bakery, working hard to keep his customers happy with his delicious confections including cupcakes, pies, cakes, and other spectacular desserts like marzipan. He even shares his marvelous recipes with the reader in the book. So, clear the kitchen! The reader will necessarily become a chef and may dream of becoming an entrepreneur who opens his own bakery!
When Eggplant says he will be going to visit a famous chef relative, Cupcake wants to go. How will he ever get enough money to go along? Here's where friendship comes in! Eggplant who recently lost his job steps in to watch the store while Cupcake ventures out to special events to sell his delicacies. Dialogue betwee the characters helps to move the storyline cartoons along.
Having foods as characters may be confusing to younger kids and bothersome to skeptical older students. Questions may arise:
can Cupcake make cupcakes for other foods to eat? Isn't that canibalism?
Bake Sale by Sara Varon may be the silliest graphic novel available anywhere, but then, what do your students enjoy more than SILLY? The vocabulary is challenging, and the friendship-theme enlightening. But, it will invite the reader to the kitchen to cook up some yummy treats. The 7-page Kids Wings unit for Bake Sale will catch the interest of the reader and 50-slide Jeopardy-type game will review the story and invite students to discuss the story line and characterization.
Quotes to memorize:
“Do a loony-goony dance! Cross the kitchen floor! Put something silly in the world that ain't been there before.” Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic
only sing in the shower. I would join a choir, but I don’t think
my bathtub can hold that many people.” Jarod Kintz, This Book
is Not for Sale
7-page literature guide PLUS interactive
Jeopardy-type game, perfect for lesson
plans, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard for Bake
Sale by Sara Varon
is now available!
The One and Only Ivan is one of the 26 literature guides in Growing Young Americans. While you can purchase the individual literature guides for about $12.95, if you order Growing Young Americans, you can get the entire collection in a spiral-bound book with CD and site license for one school and pay less than $2 a unit in the collection!
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