Posted tagged ‘I Can Read Books’

You’re My Little Cupcake

October 18, 2012

This is your lucky day. Today is National Chocolate Cupcake Day. What more could you ask for?

Cupcakes are in, and today they should be in your tummy. A cupcake is little cake you can call your own. You can poke it, prod it, lick it, nibble it, or gobble it down because it’s all yours!

Here’s a perfect way to treat yourself to a cupcake whenever you’re craving one. It’s as simple as 3-2-1 Cupcake!

Ingredients:

1 box of Angel Food Cake mix

1 box of any flavor cake mix – chocolate is my flavor of choice

Combine the two mixes in a gallon Ziploc® bag.

For a true “cup cake”…

Put 3 tablespoons of cake mix into a microwave-safe cup.

Put 2 tablespoons of water into the cup.

Stir well to combine.

Microwave on high for 1 minute.

Voilà!  A perfect little “cup cake.”

For an extra delicious treat, I added some whipped topping and a raspberry. Store the bag of cake mix for a “cup cake” treat anytime!

Now please excuse me while I indulge myself!

Take a bite out of one these yummy cupcake books.

Cupcake written and illustrated by Charise Mericle Harper

Little Mouse and the Big Cupcake written by Thomas Taylor and illustrated by Jill Barton

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond

Tina Cocolina: Queen of the Cupcakes written by Pablo Cartaya and Martin Howard and illustrated by Kirsten Richards

Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes (I Can Read) written by Jane O’Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser

It’s Raining Cupcakes (Middle-Grade) written by Lisa Schroeder

My Dogs Are Barking

February 28, 2012

Ow! Ow! Ow! My feet hurt. Shoes are out! No Jimmy Choo shoes. No five-inch heels. Maybe some designer orthopedic shoes. Or how about some advice from Dr. Seuss and The Foot Book? How about some duck feet? Now there’s an idea.

It all began when I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew. On my way I saw a Fox in Socks, The Cat in the Hat, and The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street! Now you know why my feet hurt. I had to Hop on Pop to get home.

 

Dr. Seuss had a truckload of fantastical ideas. Oh, the Things You Can Think! and Oh, the Places You’ll Go when you read one of his books. And you’ll meet an array of zany characters – Brown Bar-ba-loots, Zizzy Zozzfozzel, Foo-Foo the Snoo, the Fuddnuddler Brothers, and the Nizzards – just to name a few.  

Friday, March second, is Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day! It’s a good day to visit Seussville for some reading fun.

Now it’s time to rest my tootsies and read Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book. Ahhhhh…

Cookin’ with Amelia Bedelia

November 25, 2011

My good friend Amelia Bedelia taught me how to dress a turkey!

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish (Greenwillow Books, 2003)


%d bloggers like this: