Author / Illustrator: Charise Mericle Harper
Disney / Hyperion (Scholastic Australia), $24.99
Suggested Readership: 4 – 6 years
The shaping of self-concept is presented with heart by Charise Mericle in her book, Cupcake - A Journey to Special.
A new release for the talented writer-illustrator, the volume houses a scrumptious theme, driven by positive undertones - helping to develop a sense of contented belief in character and reader.
Sparkling star of the text, Vanilla Cupcake is a delight – but amongst a decadent parade of cupcakes feels the pain of being stark and "plain".
When friend Candle sets out to challenge Cupcake’s thoughts, a most magical transformation takes place.
Together the pair become the snazziest duo on the plate. Most importantly, they feel joy – a joy from the heart – for what they once were, and what they have become - a most handsome, happy pair.
This is a gentle text to celebrate the self, and the journeys taken to renew and refresh the spirit.
Ideal for children, Cupcake will hold firm in the heart of older folk, too.