Friday, September 27, 2019

"The Perfect Birthday Recipe" - a book wrap




๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆThis is the most perfect book to review today. It's September 27th and guess what?  It's my birthday! How fun.  Going to be an awesome day ahead!  ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ






Unwrapping






The Perfect Birthday Recipe 
by Katy Hudson


* Ages:  4-7 
* Grade Level:  PS-1
* Hardcover:  32 pages
* Publisher:  Capstone Editions 
* Pub. Date:  Feb.1, 2020
* Language:  English



Unwrapping Some Fantastic Illustrations


































Unwrapping the Story





This charming book is about an adorable beaver perfectionist and it includes a very valuable life lesson.  It's a story about a controlling disposition, animal teamwork and irreplaceable friendships. 

Beaver meticulously plans out his own birthday cake.  When it's all ready to be made his friends Tortoise, Bird, Rabbit, and Squirrel decide that they want to be part of creating it. With everyone pitching in (literally) the cake evolves into flavours that aren't in the plan. Beaver finds this totally unacceptable and finally Beaver snaps!  

"This is the the UGLIEST, most DISGUSTING cake I have ever seen! he yelled.  ... "I will have to start all over again - ALONE!"

While his friends sleep Beaver labours over remaking his masterpiece and finally it is truly is his PERFECT birthday cake. 

"Perfectly baked, perfectly iced, and perfectly balanced."

But when Beaver sits down to have a piece he comes to a startling realization... his cake is perfect but his friends are gone.  He has nobody to share his cake with.  What good is a perfect cake that you have to eat all alone?  He comes to the realization that the important thing is not his perfect cake but the great friendships he is lucky enough to have. 

"The Perfect Birthday Recipe" is the fourth and final story in Katy Hudson's best-selling set of seasonal picture books, including Too Many Carrots, A Loud Winter's Nap, and The Golden Acorn.  The illustration are fabulous, full of expression, detail and colour.  I highly recommend this book. 





Storywraps Rating - 5 +++ HUGS!!!!!







Meet the Author/ Illustrator







Katy Hudson won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award Gold in 2014 for her illustrations in the book Animal Teachers. Her debut picture book, Bear and Duck, received strong reviews, including a starred review from Kirkus. Katy is the author of the best-selling picture books Too Many Carrots and A Loud Winter's Nap, which both received numerous positive reviews. Katy lives in London.


Katy Hudson won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award Gold in 2014 for her illustrations in the book Animal Teachers. Her debut picture book, Bear and Duck, received strong reviews, including a starred review from Kirkus. Katy is the author of the best-selling picture books Too Many Carrots and A Loud Winter's Nap, which both received numerous positive reviews. Katy lives in London.




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