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Carrie's Cupcake Success

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Making math relevant in a sweet story of empowerment, equality, and family relationships.

Synopsis

Carrie's Cupcake Success tells the story of a courageous little girl who overcomes doubt by doing what she is very passionate about - baking. Carrie puts her math skills to the test in the kitchen and proves successful in baking her very favorite vanilla bean cupcakes alongside her mother and decorating them too! Carrie shows children you can achieve anything if you set your heart and mind to it.

This book is a sweet tale about a girl named Carrie who loves to bake with her mom! Everything's going great, until a homework assignment and prejudice threaten to darken Carrie's day. But it's mom to the rescue, as family ties and tolerance win the day in a tale that makes math relevant to us all.


I've struggled with math myself. It's annoying to do long division, especially when you have dyslexia. And I totally empathize with little Carrie as she struggles to find a way to make math interesting. Carrie's mom reminds me of my own, as she helps her daughter find the answer in this heart-warming tale. At the end of the day, it's love that finds a way, and math becomes less of a monster. In a world where academics are king, it's important to show relevant integration of subjects like math. This yummy tale gives us not only a way to incorporate math in our everyday lives, but also gives a try-at-home recipe at the end of the book that sounds imply scrumptious!


This book also features a message about gender equality. While I think the equality message would have shone more brightly in its own dedicated book, it comes to a satisfying conclusion. The ending of this book is a bit abrupt. However, if you and your little one are faced with the math monster, this cheery tale is sure to shed a new light on the subject, and turn those fears into something incredible - and perhaps edible! Sometimes, a subject we struggle with just needs a new perspective, and Carrie's Cupcake Success is sure to enlighten children and parents alike in the sweetest way. A story of empowerment and overcoming obstacles, the baking adventures of Carrie and her mom are sure to brighten your day.

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Hello! I am Dakota Love, and I am an indie author, blogger, and freelance proofreader. I have published over forty indie titles, including "The Allies: Family and Friends", "The Guardian of Freedom", and "Coyote Stories: Legends of a Manitou." I love nothing better than to discover new stories.

Synopsis

Carrie's Cupcake Success tells the story of a courageous little girl who overcomes doubt by doing what she is very passionate about - baking. Carrie puts her math skills to the test in the kitchen and proves successful in baking her very favorite vanilla bean cupcakes alongside her mother and decorating them too! Carrie shows children you can achieve anything if you set your heart and mind to it.

About the author

Michelle Parmigiani is the premier author of children’s book publisher, Fifth & Zilai. A master of the written word in varying forms, Michelle’s melodic style of writing illuminates meaningful messages for children. Michelle believes that the greatest lesson to learn is to simply be ourselves. view profile

Published on June 15, 2020

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1000 words

Genre: Children's Books

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