The Bake Shop Ghost, by Jacqueline K. Ogburn and Marjorie A. Priceman (Illustrator). Best new kid’s book I’ve seen this year–and I can say that despite having read it aloud at least 40 times over the past two months. The pictures are excellent, the story is original, and the hero triumphs by being clever, determined, understanding, and by using the library. Plus, there’s a recipe for chocolate cake at the back, which was simple enough that Clara could help me make it and delicious enough that we devoured it in about 1.5 days.
Sounds like a commie book to me.
Thanks for the kind words about my book. I try to write stories that will stand up to repeated reading, so it’s good to hear that you haven’t hidden the book behind the couch.
The receipe has now become our families required birthday cake. It also does well as a bundt cake, without icing. Fewer crumbs that way.