Sara Varon returns with an ageless tale as dreamy and evocative as her break-out hit graphic novel Robot Dreams. At once deeply metaphorical and hilariously literal, Bake Sale is a story for anyone who's ever looked for an easy answer to life's intractable difficulties. It's also a cookbook: Varon includes seven delicious recipes, from classic cupcakes to sugared flower petals to marzipan.
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|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
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Reading Group Guide
Bake Sale is a graphic novel, a story told in words and pictures. How do you think this story would be told differently if it was a novel, with only words?
How would it be different if it was a movie, with just pictures?
Make at least one of the recipes from this book. Is it delicious?
What effect does the protagonist being a cupcake have on the way this story is told? What effect does it have on your reading experience?
Is there something you feel passionate about like Cupcake does about baking? If you had to do it for ten hours a day, do you think it would get less interesting?
Cupcake makes a big sacrifice for Eggplant, giving up his visit to Turkey. Do you think you could do something like that for a friend in need?
Do you think Cupcake and Eggplant will win the baking contest?
If you lived in a world where everyone was a food, what kind of food would you be? What about your friends?
Do Cupcake's adventures with baking inspire you to bake yourself? Have you
ever had a book inspire you to do something in the real world?