Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The Magic Cake Shop by Meika Hashimoto
Want to read a silly story about impossible people and events? This is the book for you!
Random House Children's Book sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you). It's already been published so you can get a copy at your local bookstore.
This was a fun read. The author makes the most of her outlandish characters. They are strange, have odd habits, and couldn't possibly be real. That's why they are so much fun to read about!
Emma is a regular little girl with parents who could be models. They fluff and muss for hours before they leave house, their clothes are perfect, they hardly eat, and they can't believe Emma is their child. They won't let her have ANY sweets (they make you gain weight and give you pimples, you know), and they want her to shine in their own image. Unfortunately, when she knocks the cake out of her father's hand on her birthday, it's the last straw for her parents. They stick her with her Uncle and go on vacation to recover from the shame.
That's where Emma discovers Gregor Crackle's dessert shop. It has pastry treats that people will stand in line for blocks to get. They are out of this world!
When evil shows up in the form of her Uncle's "friend", Emma has to ask Mr. Crackle for help. He's got a few secrets hid in the cellar, just wait until you see!