Angelina Ballerina: Cupcake Day! (Ready To Read Level 1)

by Katharine Holabird (Author) Helen Craig (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
In this charming and sweet Level 1 Ready-to-Read, Angelina Ballerina participates in a Chipping Cheddar baking contest! Angelina Ballerina is participating in a Chipping Cheddar baking competition! Will her Berry Ballerina Cupcakes take the cake, or will her recipe fall flat? (c) 2020 Helen Craig Ltd and Katharine Holabird. The Angelina Ballerina name and character and the dancing Angelina logo are trademarks of HIT Entertainment Limited, Katharine Holabird, and Helen Craig.

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1--Put Angelina Ballerina in an apron, cute as a button, and then set her down with a blue bowl and a wooden spoon. In this Ready-to-Read, Holabird's popular twinkle toes wants to bake cupcakes to enter in the Chipping Cheddar Baking Contest, but her pastries cannot stand up to Miss Quaver's famous piano chocolate pie, which takes the prize. But she has had fun in the attempt, and that's what counts. A bright cadence to the language, with repetitive words and the plotting, like the last-minute save from a friend when Angelina forgets the icing, is all emerging readers need to cover this short, sweet tale. VERDICT No surprises, but a sturdy formula, and one that will invite new or struggling readers into an entire universe of dancing, swirling, and kindness. Recommended wherever the series is popular.--Kimberly Olson Fakih, School Library Journal

Copyright 2021 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Katharine Holabird
Katharine Holabird grew up in a family of architects and artists in Chicago. As a child, she lived in an imaginary world of fairy tales, princesses, and ballerinas, and loved to perform and dance with her sisters. She wrote the first Angelina Ballerina at the kitchen table with her daughters twirling around her. Katharine has three grown children and three grandchildren, and now lives in New York City with her husband.

Sarah Warburton is an established artist whose books include Dinosaurs in the Supermarket (written by Timothy Knapman), The Princess and the Peas (written by Caryl Hart), and the Twinkle books (written by Katharine Holabird), as well as One Camel Called Doug, with author Lu Fraser. She has an uncanny ability to capture huge amounts of charm, humor, and detail in her work. She lives in Bristol, England.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781534480629
Lexile Measure
520L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Simon Spotlight
Publication date
December 20, 2020
Series
Ready to Read: Level One
BISAC categories
JUV031020 - Juvenile Fiction | Performing Arts | Dance
JUV051000 - Juvenile Fiction | Imagination & Play
JUV043000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Beginner
Library of Congress categories
Contests
Readers (Publications)
Baking
Angelina Ballerina

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