Like Carrot Juice On A Cupcake

9781419710339_s3.jpgSometimes we need a light read about life in school, a best friend and the new girl who changes everything. Like Carrot Juice On A Cupcake by Julie Sternberg fits the bill, and it’s in light verse to boot. It’s all hard knocks for Eleanor, whose dog ate her mom’s scarf and now has to go to doggy camp, whose best friend now spends Mondays and Wednesdays tutoring the new girl instead of hanging out with her and who gets cast in the lead role for the school play (which includes a solo–horrific for the voice-shy Eleanor). It all works out, it does, and mostly because “We all make mistakes…The important thing is to keep trying to make up for them, for as long as it takes.” (p.132)

About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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