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WHO'S MY CUPCAKE? by Elissa Haden Guest


by Elissa Haden Guest, illustrated by Marina Fedotova

Age Range: 0 - 2

Pub Date: July 26th, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4424-2051-9
Publisher: Little Simon/Simon & Schuster

Pet names have never been sweeter.

Cuddly babies decked in fairy wings flutter about as an unseen narrator reviews a variety of endearing terms. Questions rapidly flow from one to the next. “Who's my snow pea, / my pudding, / my funny gumdrop?” Appropriate page breaks naturally blend each syrupy description. A plethora of favorite sweets fill out the verses in twos and threes. The obvious answer to the repeated questions creates an expected response. The diaper-clad babes (overwhelmingly fair-skinned) interact directly with their descriptions; one girl rides a slice of honeydew like a rocking horse, while a button-nosed redhead throws her arms around a gigantic pumpkin. The padded cover and sturdy pages allow for easy manipulation and repeated readings. Details add warm elements throughout, from the cinnamon spice sprinkled as a heart in the beverage to the whimsical lollipop garden.

These adorable fairies demonstrate that love's all you need, though an extra cup of sugar helps. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)