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This is book number 2 in the Starla Jean series.
Printz Honor winner and National Book Award Finalist Elana K. Arnold is back with Starla Jean Takes The Cake, an irresistible story of a girl, her chicken, and a few new friends, superbly illustrated by A. N. Kang.
It's Willa's first birthday -- a day that doesn't come along...every day. In fact, it only comes once and Starla Jean is going to make the best out of it for her baby sister. How?
All she has to do is:
-keep Opal Egg entertained
-get ingredients for a cake
-try to get Opal Egg to lay an egg
-come on, Opal Egg! How hard is it to lay an egg? You're a chicken!
-bake the cake
-Give Willa the best first birthday party ever!
But, in typical Starla Jean fashion, a few surprises are waiting to derail the determined girl... but could they be...good surprises?
About the Author
Elana K. Arnold is the author of critically acclaimed and award-winning young adult novels (Damsel, What Girls Are Made Of) and children's books (A Boy Called Bat). She lives in Southern California with her family and a menagerie of pets.
A. N. Kang was a product designer for 20 years designing giftwares, jewelries and greeting cards. She also designed holiday installations all over New York City. Her fun side project, a picture book titled ‘The Very Fluffy Kitty, Papillon’ was published in 2016. Since then, she has been working as a children's book author and illustrator. Her published books include ‘My Big Bad Monster’, ‘Celebrate You!’ and ‘The Squirrel Family Tree’.
*"Perfect to share with family...Starla Jean is the kind of enduring character that readers will turn to time and time again." - School Library Journal, starred review
"Established and new fans alike will find much to love in this whimsical outing." - Kirkus Reviews