Bound To Stay Bound

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 I really want the cake
 Author: Philip, Simon

 Publisher:  Orchard Books (2020)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [36] p., col. ill., 27 cm

 BTSB No: 714494 ISBN: 9781338589412
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Cake -- Fiction
 Self-control -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $21.58

The battle of one little girl who tries, with all her might, to resist her greatest temptation: cake.

 Illustrator: Gaggiotti, Lucia

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.90
   Points: .5   Quiz: 509858

   Kirkus Reviews (02/15/20)
   Booklist (04/01/20)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/05/20)

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Booklist - 04/01/2020 Cake lust wins out over parental command, as it all too often does. Faced with a huge, luscious, forbidden chocolate cake, a child struggles to stay away but ultimately caves as one lick becomes a feeding frenzy that leaves only crumbs. Well . . . how hard can it be to make another? Rhyming verse accompanies a winning young gourmand with wild black hair and a big personality, and Gaggiotti proves a dab hand at depicting fantastically smeary disaster areas around the cake plate and in the kitchen. Nonetheless, the extravagantly decorated jumble she dishes up at the end has a stylish flair that hints at a bright future as a pastry chef. A scratch recipe at the end offers a similarly mouthwatering but more feasible project for younger bakers. One caveat: in the illustrations, the child has a pooch who freely joins her in chowing down on the chocolate. A word of warning to younger pet owners may be in order. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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