DiPucchio, Kelly Everyone Loves Cupcake, illustrated by Eric Wight. PICTURE BOOK. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2016. $17.99. Content: G.
Cupcake is a beautiful and fun cupcake that everyone in the bakery loves. She works really hard to make sure everyone likes her because being liked is very important to Cupcake. Eventually her focus on herself and her obsessive perfection drives all her friends nuts, and they begin to ignore her. With the help of Fortune Cookie, Cupcake learns it’s important to be true to herself and not worry so much about what others think.
I absolutely love this book. The story has a wonderful and simple message kids and adults can appreciate, and there are small jokes (like the cheesecake admitting he doesn’t like New York) throughout that adults will appreciate. The illustrations are fun and kids will enjoy pointing out their favorite bakery treats. Overall I found this book to be a real winner.
Pre-K, EL (K-3), EL—ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: TC