LET ME OFFER A RAY OF SUNSHINE ON THIS DREARY DAY!
I am participating in a blog tour for a superlicious new picture book!
What’s even better is that the book was just released this week and you can gobble up your own copy!
A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale
Written by Penny Parker Klostermann
Illustrated by Ben Mantle
40 pages – ages 4+
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers on September 5, 2017
Synopsis from the Publisher- “In the magical land of fairy tales, William doesn’t quite fit in. He’d rather poach pears than pursue princesses, and he values gnocchi over knighthood. . . .
When he stumbles on a delivery of food destined for Fairy-Tale Headquarters (a pumpkin, apples, and a few measly beans), he decides to spice things up and whips the paltry ingredients into delectable dishes. But as you might have guessed, Snow White’s wicked stepmother doesn’t exactly want her magic apple baked and drizzled with caramel.”
What I Thought- I really liked Klostermann’s latest picture book – it is full of fairy tale whimsy. What makes this book stand out for me is that touches on a part of the fairy tales we don’t always give a second thought – the food! There were tons of subtle yet fun references to other fairy tales making the story even more enjoyable. The story is sweet and has the reader craving to turn to the next page. The text is often sprinkled about on the pages which adds to the whole feeling of the book. The story celebrates those who are different, and want to help out. It’s nice how William is able to end up following his dream, and to help people reach their “happily ever after.” Mantle’s illustrations put the icing on the cake. Have a look –
Mantle keeps the fanciful feeling of Klostermann’s text fresh in our eyes as we read about William’s adventures!
Mantle’s style-his use of vivid colors, bold lines, and fanciful proportions-really put the finishing touches on this delectable book.
I think Mantle and Klostermann have a delicious collaboration going on, and I really wish to see more from this dynamic duo! This book would be great for story time and paired with a recipe!
I give this book five out of five bookworms!
BUT WAIT!!! THERE’S MORE!
JUST WHO IS THIS PENNY KLOSTERMANN???
Penny Parker Klostermann is the author of A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale and There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight, both from Random House Children’s Books. She loves all kinds of books, but especially loves very silly picture books that make her laugh. Penny has been known to hug her favorite picture books and seriously hopes that someday her books will gain huggable status too. You can learn more about Penny on her website at PennyKlostermann.com.
Check out all the stops on the blog tour! You have chances to win copies along the way!
Blog Tour Dates:
August 29-Picture Book Builders-Interview
September 4-Maria Marshall-Interview
September 7-This Kid Reviews Books-Book Review
September 8-Susanna Leonard Hill-Perfect Picture Book Friday
September 12 (tentative)-Jama’s Alphabet Soup-Interview and Recipe
September 19-Kirsti Call, Writer’s Rumpus-Interview
September 26-Think Quick with Carrie Charlie Brown