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Apple cake : a recipe for love / written by Julie Paschkis.

Paschkis, Julie. (Author).

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Rowayton Library J PAS (Text to phone) 33625126668479 Juvenile Red Dot Available -

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Summary, etc.: Ida always has her nose in a book and Alfonso is unable to get her attention until he bakes a very special apple cake for her. Includes cake recipe.
Subject: Love Fiction
Cake Fiction
Cooking (Apples) Fiction

Syndetic Solutions - School Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 0547807457
Apple Cake : A Recipe for Love
Apple Cake : A Recipe for Love
by Paschkis, Julie
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K-Gr 2-Her nose constantly in a book, Alfonso's beloved Ida is blind to all his attempts to woo her. He lavishes brilliant bouquets of flowers on her and serenades her, but "Ida never looked up." So he goes to great lengths to bake her an apple cake: squeezing butter from the sun, obtaining sugar from the clouds, plucking an egg from a nest atop a tall tree, even sailing the ocean for some salt. At last, the smell of Alfonso's cake prompts her to look up, smile, and eat it with him. Paschkis's small gouache and ink folk figures appear on large expanses of white space, and her familiar patterns are adorned with butterflies, flowers, and domed minarets. Although the text is minimal, the illustrations reveal that this suitor does nothing by half measures. "First he took three apples" shows Alfonso seeking the fruit from a tree at the very top of a mountain. In a page turn, readers see him slicing apples with a sword. "He sifted in a cup of flour" accompanies an image of Alfonso on top of a minaret collecting flour from the evening sky. This story is a celebration of the imagination and should spark discussions about solving problems creatively.-Marianne Saccardi, formerly at Norwalk Community College, CT (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Paschkis's whimsical love story tells of lovelorn Alfonso, a beak-nosed man in a top hat and coattails, who cannot get bookworm Ida to pay attention to him. "So he decided to bake her a cake." The recipe may sound ordinary enough, but Paschkis's delicate gouache-and-ink paintings demonstrate that Alfonso's efforts are entirely extraordinary. When the text announces that "he beat two tablespoons of butter with a cup of sugar," Paschkis shows Alfonso hanging from a beam of butter-yellow sun, while butter drips from another triangular ray, and scooping sugar from a pale, puffy cloud. He finds an egg high atop a fanciful tree, ladles "a tiny bit of salt" from the sea, and stirs in three wishes: "one bitter and two sweet." Painting on white backdrops, Paschkis (Mooshka, a Quilt Story) offers a lovely, pared-down aesthetic, compared to her heavily patterned earlier books, which emphasizes the loose, sweeping quality of her painting. The result is a story that exudes a pervasive sense of magic and underscores how far one gladly will go in the name of love. Ages 4-8. Agent: Linda Pratt, Wernick & Pratt. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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When the typical romantic gestures of flowers and music fail to capture bookish Ida's attention, her resourceful suitor, Alfonso, takes a different approach her appetite. He mixes up a one-of-a-kind apple confection, collecting butter from the sun, sugar from the clouds, and salt from the sea. After adding in a sprinkle of wishes one bitter and two sweet for just the right balance, Alfonso then throws himself, literally, into mixing the batter and baking his wondrous cake. Its delicious aroma coaxes Ida to finally put down her book and take notice of not just the delectable dessert in front of her but its baker, too. Author-illustrator Paschkis makes a departure from her distinct, jewel-toned style here, presenting the simple story in minimal text and airy, delicate folk art-like tableaux set against generous white space. The fine detail in the fantastical gouache-and-ink scenes demands close-up viewing and possibly a post-storytime treat.--McKulski, Kristen Copyright 2010 Booklist

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