Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake: Children’s Book Review and Giveaway (US/CAN)

Susan Heim on Parenting is pleased to be a stop on the book tour for the children’s book, Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake, by Julie Sternberg. This is Sternberg’s third book about young Eleanor, who also starred in Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie (my review) and Like Bug Juice on a Burger (my review). Be sure to keep reading after the following review because I have a fantastic giveaway to share!

About the book:
Things are different between Eleanor and her best friend, Pearl. When a glamorous new student transfers to their school, at first Eleanor’s excited about the possibility of a new friend. But when Pearl is assigned to be the new girl’s buddy, Eleanor fears she can’t compete. To make matters worse, Eleanor has been chosen for the lead role in the springtime musical, which means she has to sing a solo in front of the entire school!

In this third installment from the team that created Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie and Like Bug Juice on a Burger, young readers will once again relate to Eleanor’s growing pains as she copes with everything from stage fright to secret crushes.

My thoughts:
On a personal level, this book really appealed to me because Eleanor is in fourth grade, just like my twins, and because I went through a similar experience when I was a child! You see, I had a very best friend in elementary school, and I was devastated when a new girl arrived at our school and “stole” my friend! Sternberg captures perfectly the sense of loss and betrayal when a young girl fears the loss of a dear friend. I could also relate to Eleanor’s stage fright and her fear of losing her puppy when he angers her parents with his misbehavior. (In my case, it was a kitten!) But, of course, this chapter book is intended for children aged 7-10, and they will love reading about Eleanor’s fourth-grade growing pains, which even include a possible crush on a certain boy in class (although she hasn’t quite figured that out yet). Written in first person, Eleanor’s feelings pop from the page and pull readers in to her home and school life. In my review of Sternberg’s first book about Eleanor, I wrote, “Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie is Julie Sternberg’s first novel, but I sincerely hope it’s not her last.” I’m so happy my wish came true, and I hope that young readers (and I) will be able to read many more stories about Eleanor!

P.S. The illustrations by Matthew Cordell are adorable, too!

About the author: Julie Sternberg received her MFA in writing for children from the New School. She is the author of Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie and Like Bug Juice on a Burger. She lives in Brooklyn with her family. Visit her website at www.juliesternberg.com.

About the illustrator: Matthew Cordell is the illustrator of Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie, Like Bug Juice on a Burger, Bat and Rat, and Trouble Gum. He lives outside Chicago. For more information, check out his website at http://matthewcordell.com/.

LIKE CARROT JUICE ON A CUPCAKE will available on March 18 in hardcover and e-book. There's a curriculum guide at this link and on Julie Sternberg's website.

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GIVEAWAY

One very lucky winner will receive all three books by Julie Sternberg:

Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie
Like Bug Juice on a Burger
Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake

Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.



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49 comments:

  1. like tomato juice on potato chips

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  2. Like Tomato Juice on a Steak....

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    Kelly Brown/Mrs. Brown

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  3. Like beet juice on French fries...

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  4. Like Beet Juice on a Sandwich

    maggie at literary winner dot com

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  5. Like cranberry juice on a bran muffin

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  6. Like grape juice on a hot dog

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  7. Like beet juice on an ice cream

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  8. Like prune juice on a pizza.

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  9. bn1007:29 PM

    Like apple juice on ice cream

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  10. Like orange juice on cereal!

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  11. Like ginger ale on waffles.

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  12. Like Lemon Juice On Pizza. Thank-you!

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  13. Like beet juice on pizza.

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  14. Like hot pepper juice on ice cream

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  15. Like Cabbage Juice on a Corn chip

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  16. Like cranberry juice on turkey

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  17. Dill pickle juice on lemon pie or perhaps beet juice on scrambled eggs

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  18. Darlene Jones-Nelson12:15 PM

    Like Mustard juice on watermelon

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  19. Juice on a Chicken Nugget - because they're all my son's favorites - Cookies, Burgers, Cupcakes, & Chicken Nuggets!

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  20. Like turnip juice on chocolate ice cream

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  21. vanessa richard3:59 AM

    like pickle juice on a cheese burger

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  22. Jalapeno juice on a sandwich

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  23. Like orange juice on an onion! lol Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. Like grape juice on a pizza

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  25. Cassie Hayes6:54 PM

    Like horseradish on ice cream

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  26. Like apple juice on a donut.
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  27. Like ketchup juice on a hot dog!

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  28. Like tomatoe juice on pizza

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  29. Like Mango Juice on a Nugget

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  30. Juice on a ice cream sundae
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  31. Like Broccoli Juice on a Donut!!
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  32. Theresa11:32 AM

    Apple juice on cheese

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  33. jeccica simpson11:37 AM

    Like apple juice on french fries

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  34. How about this one: Like Beet Juice on a Pizza.

    Nancy
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  35. Like Kale Juice on bratwurst.

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  36. Like Apple Juice On A Pancake

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  37. Like soy sauce on ice cream

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  38. Daniel M10:19 PM

    like pineapple juice on a penguin - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  39. I would go with "Like Grapefruit Juice on a Graham Cracker"

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  40. "Like grape Juice on a communion wafer.

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  41. Like Apple Juice on an Avocado

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  42. like orange juice on a chocolate bar

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  43. Like ketchup on a hot dog.

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  44. Anonymous4:34 PM

    Like Ketchup Juice on a Cake.

    Mallory Bailey
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  45. I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win all three books by Julie Sternberg.
    In response to your question of
    What do you think Julie Sternberg should title her next book about Eleanor?
    I think it should be called Like Apple Juice on an Ice Cream Cone.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!

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  46. Like Prune Juice on a Pretzel! - Jessica Holmes

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  47. Like Prune Juice on a Pizza!

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  48. Honestly I have never read any of these books but it would be great too.

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