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Bagel in love
New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2018]
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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Bagel wants to compete in a dance contest, but everyone from Pretzel to Croissant turns him down until, at last, shy and lovely Cupcake agrees to be his partner.
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Poor Bagel! He dreams of entering the Cherry Jubilee dance contest . . . but no one wants to be his partner! Can he find a sweet-tart who doesn't think his steps are half-baked?
Bagel loved to dance. It made him happier than a birthday cake! And more than anything, he wants a partner who will spin and swirl, tap and twirl with him in the dance contest. But Pretzel sniffs that he doesn't cut the mustard, Croissant thinks his moves are stale, and Doughnut's eyes just glaze over. Can a cute cupcake save the day for our would-be Fred Éclair? Witty and pun-filled, this picture book really takes the cake.

Author Notes

Natasha Wing was born in Milford, Connecticut and now lives in Fort Collins, Colorado. After graduating from Arizona State University she married Daniel Wing and worked in advertising for a number of years. It wasn't until 1991 that she decided to write children's books. Luckily she sold her first book within six months and has been writing children's books and articles ever since. She mostly writes picture books, but after 20 years, she is also writing middle grade novels and easy reads. Natasha Wing made The New York Times Best Seller List with her titles The Night Before Kindergarten, The Night Before First Grade, The Night Before Preschool, The Night Before Halloween and The Night Before Thanksgiving.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Horn Book Review

Bagel is roundly (get it?) rejected when he tries to find a partner for the Cherry Jubilee dance contest: Pretzel tells him his steps don't "cut the mustard," Croissant says his moves are "totally stale," etc. The baked-goods-centric puns don't serve the (bland) story as well as the story serves the puns, but humor abounds in the pink-frosted digital art. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

Are you a fan of baking puns? Tap-dancing bagels? Oodles of fun? Then this is the book for you! When a tap tap tippity tap dancing bagel in suspenders, a polka-dotted bow tie, and a Charlie Chaplin hat and cane needs a partner for the Cherry Jubilee Dance Contest, he asks every pastry he passes. No one's impressed by his moves, however, and he receives a string of rejections, including a croissant who deems his dancing totally stale. Though Bagel can't help but feel dumped like yesterday's rolls, he carries on, until his delectable tapping catches the attention of a receptive cupcake, who blushes red velvet from his fancy footwork. Dardik's vibrant artwork, full of animated, anthropomorphic baked goods in bold colors and shapes, complement the comical text. Bagel is particularly expressive, from his frustration with his search for a dance partner to the pizzazz he brings to his dancing to the adoration he feels for Cupcake, who's his perfect match. Humorous, lighthearted fare with a heartening ending and chuckle-worthy jokes.--Greengoss, Annie Copyright 2017 Booklist