Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Klondike Do Not Eat Those Cupcakes! by Amanda Driscoll

What Do You Do If You're A Seal That Loves Cupcakes?

This story is told in second-person narration, so the narrator is talking directly to Klondike.
“But you heard your mother: NO cupcakes until your sister’s birthday party.”
 Klondike is trying very hard to avoid eating the delicious-looking cupcakes, but it is hard for a seal that loves cupcakes to wait for the party.

The narrator tries to give helpful suggestions to Klondike such as pretending the cupcakes are squid sandwiches, tube worm tacos, or maybe even curried crab. But that doesn't work since seals love those things. The narrator then says,

“My highly trained guard dog, Bruiser, will protect these cupcakes.”

 Unfortunately, he’s no help. So the narrator tells Klondike that a magician will help. Again, it doesn’t help. So now what? Klondike tells himself not to eat the cupcakes as he walks directly to them and gobbles up the pink frosted little cakes. Now what? Blame the dog? Blame the magician? Will his sister’s birthday celebration have to be canceled?

My Thoughts:

What Concerned Me: I was slightly disappointed that Klondike never apologized  . . . (continue below)

What I Liked Most: but he did care enough to problem-solve and make amends. The illustrations are fun, colorful and kid-friendly. And the recipe for Chocolate Chip Cupcakes by Klondike in the back of the book should be a great way for kids and adults to share time together. This book offers a good opportunity to talk about what the consequences of not listening might mean.

Author/Illustrator: Amanda Driscoll
Publisher:  Knopf Books for Young Readers (January 2018)

3 STARS - Pretty Good
  • Approx. Words: 259
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Pages: 3

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