The Magic Cake Shop by Meika Hashimoto.
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 2011
List Price: $15.99
Review: I felt magical when reading The Magic Cake Shop by Meika Hashimoto! This book is filled with cakes, truffles, lollipops and gum that will make your mouth water. When Emma Burblee has to spend her summer away at her Uncle Simon's house, she meets Mr. Crackle, the head chef of the most popular cake shop in town. They then need to work together to spoil Uncle Simon's evil plan.
Emma can't take all the perfection. Her parents are snotty, rude, and rich. They want Emma to look her best all the time. When she finally has had it, her parents send her to Uncle Simon's house as punishment. Emma always either has to make her uncle food or run to the local cake shop (owned by Mr. Crackle) to fill up his dessert box, until she figures out Uncle Simon's evil plot which is to make even better desserts than Mr. Crackle, one of the best bakers in the world! When Emma ruins their most important ingredient, they purposely poison Mr. Crackle. He, Emma, and Albie go on one tough adventure in order to spoil the plan and cure Mr. Crackle!
I enjoyed this book a lot because of its positive message about how you can accomplish almost anything with teamwork. The Magic Cake Shop is a great story for all ages. Hashimoto did a great job writing this book; I didn't want to put it down! I loved how Mr. Crackle would always make fun of Uncle Simon for eating too much, and how Emma and Albie get to explore the secret rooms from the factory. It is full of fun and silliness that will make you giggle!
Review written by Sofia (6th grade student).
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