Title: Bake Sale
Author: Sara Varon
Publisher: First Second
Pub Date: 8/3/2011
Convince us to read the book: It was cute. There is no other way to describe a graphic novel about a cupcake baker and his eggplant friend. It was very heartwarming and a sweet story about the strength of friendship.
Memorable or Forgettable: lthough it was a very short read, the ending was left open. We never find out if Cupcake and Eggplant win the baking contest and go to Turkey. I am a fan of this kind of open ending.
Cover: The illustrations are wonderful and adorable. The minimal use of dialogue made it more compelling as well.
Age Range: Under 12 -13
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 3P Some teen appeal