|Mister dash and the cupcake calamity|
Author: Kulling, Monica
The burgeoning cupcake world is turned upside down by Mister Dash and his owner's "lively" niece. Will Madame Croissant's business ever recover?
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.30
Points: .5 Quiz: 162940
School Library Journal (05/01/13)
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School Library Journal - 04/20/2013 PreS-Gr 2—Madame Croissant, a famous French pastry maker, creates her own bakery, Cupcakes à Go-Go, in this sequel to Merci Mister Dash (Tundra, 2011). With the help of her faithful and charismatic canine, Mister Dash, and energetic granddaughter, Daphne, she bakes and delivers her delicious and delightful cupcakes. Kulling's playful use of words ("clouds of flour" and "open boxes of chocolate and banana chips fly like sparks from a fire") add a poetic touch to the story. The cupcake orders pour in, including one for the mayor's party, and it's a huge endeavor to make sure that all the scrumptious treats arrive in one piece and on time. A few French words are scattered throughout, without providing a reference to the English translation. This could possibly confuse both readers and listeners and break the fluidity of a storytime reading. Although playful and quaint, some irrelevant text makes the story too wordy. Bright, acrylic Illustrations provide an enjoyable accompaniment to the story, particularly Mr. Dash's appealing expressions. An additional purchase.—Krista Welz, The North Bergen Public Library, NJ - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.