Author: Natasha Wing
Illustrator: Helen Dardik
Publisher: Sterling, 2018
Themes: romance, dance, pastries
Opening: Bagel loved to dance. It made him happier than a birthday cake!
Summary: (from my library catalog) Bagel wants to compete in a dance contest, but everyone from Pretzel to Croissant turns him down until, at last, shy and lovely Cupcake agrees to be his partner..
I like this book because: it’s a buttered-up romance sprinkled with pastry puns, and garnished with delectable characters! Just right for foodies young and old, and all the sweettooths inbetween! Mary Berry would agree, “It’s a good bake!”
Resources/Activities: learn a few dance steps, or go all out and take a swing lesson; bake cupcakes and/or bagels; try to come up with your own pastry puns!
On display at Old Firehouse Books
Check out Natasha’s dress, made especially to celebrate this book!
Designer: Cameron Utter; Embroidery: Roxanne Storlie; Photo: Scott Olds
*Enter to win a signed copy! Leave a comment below, but for fun please share your favorite bagel or bagel topping! Open to residents of North America. All comments counted until midnight on 1/17/18.
For more Perfect Picture Book Friday picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE.
The break Jeff Goins gave us at the weekend really was a break.
So I messed up. Means I’m an eager participant right! Got my coffee, got writer’s ‘mojo’ and Eurocup eurythmia – no wonder I tripped!
Back from the break we are asked not to procrastinate but to prepare: ship and tweak. Send work out into the world, let the critique wash over and tweak and revise. Then ship it out again!
I’m there, I send out work to my online crtique group, just started a face-to-face crit-group in town (by the way ladies, the lightning we witnessed at the close last week may have caused the High Park fire, now covering 20,000 acres with one confirmed missing (more later)), and I also send work to Rate Your Story, for a free manuscript rating.
And I’ve been lucky with the opportunity to have published authors read a few pieces and share their advice. Recently I made an exchange: a logo design for a manuscript read-through by author Natasha Wing: her ‘on-the-side’ business venture: bumcicles
Then I tweak, revise and throw it out into the world again. Goins is right – I should ship it out next time – it has a more respectful ring to it! And without a real ship the bottle of champagne is mine!