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Happy Birthday, Cupcake!
     

Happy Birthday, Cupcake!

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by Terry Border
 

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From the creator of Peanut Butter & Cupcake comes a birthday book starring everyone's favorite dessert!

What's a cupcake to do when she needs to plan her birthday party? In this hilarious, kid-friendly homage to food and birthdays, Cupcake runs through tons of ideas while her best friend, Blueberry Muffin, finds reasons why they won't

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From the creator of Peanut Butter & Cupcake comes a birthday book starring everyone's favorite dessert!

What's a cupcake to do when she needs to plan her birthday party? In this hilarious, kid-friendly homage to food and birthdays, Cupcake runs through tons of ideas while her best friend, Blueberry Muffin, finds reasons why they won't work: Soup gets seasick; Donut melts in the sun; someome might get squashed during musical chairs; and Cupcake is not very good at limbo (her icing might get sliced off!). Just as Cupcake is ready to crumble, Blueberry Muffin has one last idea that just might save the day. 

With laugh-out-loud visual gags (like a band made up of beans—the musical fruit, of course), this book is sure to put a birthday smile on any kid's face (and on adult faces as well).

Praise for Happy Birthday, Cupcake!:

"As in his earlier picture book, Border's characters are skillfully crafted food items with basic wire limbs arranged in simple landscapes....Preschoolers will be delighted with the visual mayhem."—Kirkus Reviews
 
Praise for Peanut Butter & Cupcake:

"Border’s witty food comedy will lure children who are hungry for clever visual entertainment."—Publishers Weekly

"[Z]any creative photographs. [A] read-aloud hit."—School Library Journal

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Praise for Happy Birthday, Cupcake!:

"As in his earlier picture book, Border's characters are skillfully crafted food items with basic wire limbs arranged in simple landscapes....Preschoolers will be delighted with the visual mayhem."—Kirkus Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
2015-04-01
Using similar photographic treatment and subject matter developed in his earlier picture book, Peanut Butter and Cupcake (2014), Border follows the journey of the eponymous heroine in her search for the perfectly themed birthday party. During a walk with her friend Muffin, she muses on the theme that would best suit all of her friends. A beach party is out, because "the beach is so hot, and some of us might get drippy." A boat ride is risky too, because "if the ship rocks, Soup might lose his lunch." Musical chairs would be dangerous because the softer friends might get squished. Moreover, Cupcake herself is ill-equipped to limbo. During the discussion, the friends arrive at Muffin's house, where… "Surprise!!!" All the friends are gathered for a surprise party. Even though they do get drippy and a little squished, it is still the best birthday party that anyone can remember. As in his earlier picture book, Border's characters are skillfully crafted food items with basic wire limbs arranged in simple landscapes. Visual puns abound: a pat of butter with wings attached (Butterfly, geddit?). There's no stinting on the gross factor; everyone gets spilled and sticky in true toddler fashion; in one double-page spread, Hamburger's frosting-and-sprinkles makeover is lovingly depicted. Preschoolers will be delighted with the visual mayhem, although parents may cringe at the quantity of junk food depicted. (Picture book. 3-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399171604
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
07/07/2015
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
62,608
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
AD450L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Terry Border (www.terryborder.com) is the author of Peanut Butter & Cupcake and the mastermind behind the Bent Objects project, which has been lauded in media all over the world, spawning books, calendars, greeting cards and puzzles. He lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana. @TerryBorder

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Happy Birthday, Cupcake! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
nancy More than 1 year ago
AWKWARD was adorable -- wonderful story about two kids making their way through middle school and more importantly, clubs (obvious huge component of any middle school). The illustrations made me laugh out loud more than a few times!