#blogbookaday: Bagel In Love

19 Jan

35100549.jpgSummary:  “Bagel loved to dance. It made him happier than a birthday cake! And more than anything, he wants a partner who will spin and swirl, tap and twirl with him in the dance contest. But Pretzel sniffs that he doesn’t cut the mustard, Croissant thinks his moves are stale, and Doughnut’s eyes just glaze over. Can a cute cupcake save the day for our would-be Fred Éclair? Witty and pun-filled, this picture book really takes the cake.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: There have been a host of children’s books in the past few years focused around anthropomorphous food – and I  love it! This story if filled with puns that made me smile and laugh throughout the text. I did feel as though it had a fairly abrupt ending as the author tried to add too much to the end – the dance contest, introducing a new character, falling in love, etc. I really enjoyed the illustrations with great characters to dress up and obviously lots of pink and purple. Plus, if you’ve got a little one who loves glitter – the cover and the last page definitely sparkle.

Personal Reaction: I loved the puns and the cute illustrations, but in a world filled with really great breakfast food books, this one didn’t stand out as much as I had hoped. Never the less, I think kids will enjoy the illustrations and might inspire some to get in the kitchen to create their own dancing cupcakes!

Title: Bagel In Love
        Author: Natasha Wing
Illustrator: Helen Dardik
Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books
Publication Date: January 2, 2018

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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