Each series has a little different take, and I focused on this one today because I liked the messages of multitasking. A kid's day is so full of activities, and the expectations are so high on their performance, that it is nice to see a book that shows how much kids struggle to keep everyone happy. I think more girls will see themselves in this book than I would like to admit!
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Title: Frosting and Friendship
Lily is not a baker but she does love to sing. When her good friend starts a mother/daughter book club and calls it the Baking Bookworms, Lily decides she can try and improve her baking skills, which seems a whole lot better than being left out. The problem (and yes there always is one) is that trying to be a better baker takes time away from her band and they need her full attention. With only so much time in the day, how can she keep everyone, including herself, happy?
This was a cute story about not being able to do it all. Lilly is a good kid who is trying to please everyone. I felt for Lilly who wanted to try and make things great for all her friends.
Girls who like The Cupcake Diaries, which also focuses each book on a different friend, will find this series a pleasure.
They have a chocolate no bake cookie recipe in the back I think my daughter and I will try this weekend. Just stir and go - right up my baking alley. Perhaps Lily and I have more in common than I realized (except the singing - my family forbids me to do that.)
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