I received Happy Birthday, Cupcake in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.
Happy Birthday, Cupcake is a fun book. You may know the mastermind author behind this 32 page picture book–Terry Border. I first learned about Terry Border through the fun BuzzFeed article where he created scenes based on some of the most famous children’s books. Border is also the creator of the photography site Bent Objects. But back to his newest project, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CUPCAKE! (Philomel / July 7, 2015 / Ages 5 – 8).
This is one of the most unique picture books I’ve seen. Border cleverly constructs scenes that keep readers engaged. His scenes are filled with funny details and delcious spreads that appealed not only to my children, but to me as well. The humorous imagery complements the text that has had us pulling this book off the shelf over and over again.
About Happy Birthday, Cupcake:
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Cupcake’s birthday! But how best to celebrate with all her friends. A boat party is risky, in case Soup loses his lunch. The beach is always fun in the summer, but what if Chocolate and Donut get a bit melty? Musical chairs runs the risk of some serious squishage, and doing the limbo could lose Cupcake her perfectly frosted top. What’s a birthday girl to do? Luckily, Cupcake’s friends have planned ahead and thought of everything. It’s the perfect recipe for the best birthday party ever, with music, dancing, decorations – the works!
This book is a great option as a birthday gift, a foodie or someone who, like me, just really loves cupcakes!
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Terry Border (www.terryborder.com) is the author of Peanut Butter & Cupcake and the mastermind behind the Bent Objects project, which has been lauded in media all over the world, spawning books, calendars, greeting cards and puzzles. He lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.