Like Carrot Juice On A Cupcake by Julie Sternberg #WIN

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Last summer as part of our summer reading recommendations I spotlighted Julie Sternberg's book Like Bug Juice on a Burger.  It was a fun book featuring a spunky little gal Eleanor.  Well, she is back in a all new chapter book called Like Carrot Juice On A Cupcake!

About the book:
I did a mean thing.
A very mean thing.
I HATE that I did it.
But I did.
This is worse than
carrot juice on a cupcake
or a wasp on my pillow
or a dress that’s too tight at the neck.
In the third installment from the team who created Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie and Like Bug Juice on a Burger, Eleanor’s relationship with her best friend, Pearl, experiences its first growing pains. When a glamorous new student transfers to school, at first Eleanor’s excited about the possibility of a new friend. But when Pearl is assigned to be the new girl’s buddy, Eleanor fears she can’t compete. To make matters worse, Eleanor’s been chosen for the lead role in the springtime musical, which means she has to sing a solo in front of the entire school!
From overcoming stage fright to having a secret crush, young readers will relate to Eleanor as she navigates the bittersweet waters of growing up.

About the author:
Julie Sternberg received her MFA in writing for children from the New School. She is the author of Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie and Like Bug Juice on a Burger. She lives in Brooklyn.
Matthew Cordell is the illustrator of Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie, Like Bug Juice on a Burger, Bat and Rat, and Trouble Gum. He lives outside Chicago.

My Thoughts:

I loved this book.  Eleanor is such a lovable character.  In this book she deals with a new friend, hurting an old friend and starring in a play.  All big things for a grade school kid.  I have to tell you my heart went out for poor Eleanor.  She was going through a hard time and had to learn how to deal with her life changes and stresses.  I think it is a great book for kids to read (or even as a chapter read aloud with the family.)

You can find your copy at local bookstores and online at amazon.  Be sure to visit for additional information!

 One lucky reader will win a set of all books by Julie Sternberg!

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