Finley’s best friend Henry is about to turn nine, and Finley has a major problem: she has no idea what to give him for his birthday. He already owns all of her best creations! The school cook-off might be the perfect solution. The grand prize is a year’s worth of Flying Pie Pizza ― Henry’s favorite. But coming up with something original and tasty is harder than it looks. As one crazy concoction leads to another, Finley discovers that cooking is just like the rest of life ― things don’t always turn out as planned and friendship is the real prize.
Jessica Young’s award-winning picture book My Blue is Happy (2013) was included on the 2014 Bank Street College of Education’s Best Books of the Year for Children and Young Adults list and the Texas Library Association’s 2014 “2 x 2 Reading List,” and was chosen to represent Tennessee on the Library of Congress/Center for the Book’s 2013 “52 Great Reads” list. Finley Flowers is her first chapter book series. Jessica grew up in Ontario, Canada and currently lives in Nashville, Tenn. with her family, where she teaches elementary and middle school art.