Friday, December 7, 2012

Review: Cupcake Queen by Marci Peschke

Kylie Jean needs money, so she decides to start selling cupcakes. But her doggie cupcakes can fund a really important cause helping orphan dogs at the shelter!
My name is Kylie Jean Carter. Here are some of the things you need to know about me: I live in Texas. My color is pink. I have two brothers, but one of the is a dog. And my number-one dream is to be a beauty Queen!.

I'm starting my own business! Momma and I will be making dozens of yummalicious cupcakes and selling them at garage sales. At first I plan to keep the money and get rich, but when I find out that the Puppy Place animal shelter might close, I come up with the perfect plan for my cupcakes to help save those puppies....
Just you wait and see!(Goodreads)

My Thought
Cupcake Queen is another book of Kylie Jean series that's up on NetGalley. Thanks to the publisher who has accepted my request. The printed version will be out on February 1, 2013.

This is the third book of Kylie Jean series that I read. Before Cupcake Queen, I have finished Blueberry Queen and Dancing Queen. There are still many books in this series. Although I read the book not in the sequence number, I miss nothing. Because in the beginning there is one chapter where she tells me anything that I need to know. Like she does in the previous book. There is nothing change from this confidence girl.  She is still the same girl who loves pink and stuff, who lives in yellow house on Peachtree Lane in Jacksonville, Texas. Something that she never forget to tell is her beauty queen dream. She also tell me about her family including the bulldog, her pet, Ugly Brother. 

In this newest  story, Kylie told me about a garage sale, where she got the idea to start a cupcake business to get more money. She was so excited and could not wait any longer to start it. Something unique was she made not only a regular cupcake, she also made it for dogs.  She thought it would make her own business run better. With her momma help, all things are done smoothly. 

It is not difficult to guess where the story of this light book run. I like some parts of the book that show me another side of Kylie. However it makes she looks completely spotless. But I guess fans of this series will not mind about it.

The illustration is still awesome. I like it. 

The extra pages is also great. One glossary page and recipe of cupcake are there.

This book is so a perfect book for young  reader ages 6-8 and a reluctant reader or the one who are learning English. The word choice is simple enough for a beginner. 


About the Author:
Marci Bales Peschke was born in Indiana, grew up in Florida, and now lives in Texas, where she is a librarian. She has lived in three haunted houses, but now lives with her husband, two children, and a feisty black and white cat named Phoebe. She loves reading and watching movies.

About the Illustrator:
When Tuesday Mourning was a little girl, she knew she wanted to be an artist when she grew up. Now, she is an illustrator who lives in South Pasadena, CA. She especially loves illustrating books for kids and teenagers. When she isn't illustrating, Tuesday loves spending time with her husband, who is an actor, and their two sons. 

Preorder Cupcake Queen (Kylie Jean) at Amazon.

Cupcake Queen
Author: Marci Peschke
Ilustrator: Tuesday Mourning
Hardcover: 112 pages
Publisher: Picture Window Books (February 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1404881026
ISBN-13: 978-1404881020

Source: NetGalley
Kylie Jean Web Page