Cupcake by Charise Mericle Harper

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Poor Vanilla Cupcake. He's feeling a bit drab next to his fancy brothers and sisters. But when his new pal, Candle, comes along with some fresh ideas, the two hatch a plan to become the snazziest duo ever found on a plate!

With an undeniably adorable hero and eye-catching design, Cupcake is sure to appeal to the sweet tooth in young readers everywhere.

About Charise Mericle Harper

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Author Bio: Charise Mericle Harper ( has created a number of books for children, including the Fashion Kitty series and the Just Grace series. Charise lives with her family in Westchester County, New York.Illustrator Bio: same as above
Published January 18, 2010 by Disney-Hyperion. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Plain Vanilla Cupcake is proud as can be as he sits on a tray with several beautifully decorated cupcakes.

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The plucky hero of this story may be a “plain and white and ordinary ” cupcake, but Harper (Fashion Kitty ) shows she's no fan of vanilla endings, leaving unresolved the conflict she sets up in the beginning.

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The problem is that Julia was once Annie’s best — and worst — friend, Annie’s mom having worked as a housekeeper for the St. Clairs.

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