Just the Right Cake
Just the Right Cake

Just the Right Cake

Written by Christina Tosi & illustrated by Emily Balsley
4 - 8
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Feb 7, 2023
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From Christina Tosi, the playful creator of the popular bakery Milk Bar, comes this story of a boy finding his comfort and creativity again after his parents’ divorce. Original cake recipe included! For Phil, every day is the perfect day to bake a cake, especially with his Mom and Dad. But after his parents separate, his favorite recipe doesn’t taste quite right anymore. Something in missing. Soon, Phil is on a mission to make a cake that fits his new life, incorporating some of his parents’ favorite ingredients along with his own. In this comforting and sweet tale about moving forward after a big life change, trying something new is just the right recipe.

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divorcefamilybakingparentspancakesmarriage and divorcecooking and food



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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    February 7, 2023
    Rocky Pond Books
    Page Count
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
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