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Apple Cake: A Recipe for Love by Julie Paschkis

In this lovely valentine of a book, Julie Paschkis offers young readers a glimpse of the extraordinary world that can be hidden in the simplest of things. Alfonso loves his colorful, magical existence. He also loves the brilliant, beautiful Ida. But Ida, nose in a book, just doesn’t seem to notice. Can he win her heart with a cake of his own creation if the salt is gathered from the deep blue ocean, the butter from the summer sun, and flour like snowflakes from a night sky? An exquisitely illustrated story about imagination for children, but also a wonderful gift for lovestruck adults. (A treasured family recipe for apple cake included!)

I’m in love. What can I say? This almost seems like a picture book version of the story revolving around Julia from The Girl Who Chased the Moon. In that book Julia could bake magical cakes that would evoke emotions and more. It happens to be one of my favorite adult fiction books. In my heart though, I’m sold on picture books and so this is the perfect combination.

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2 Responses to The Year of the Picture Book – Apple Cake: A Recipe for Love by Julie Paschkis

  1. OMG
    I want it!
    I’m in love now too.

  2. Gina says:

    Well I think you’ve just added another book to my “must read” list. Sounds wonderful…and I’m anxious to try out that cake!

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