Tuesday, August 25, 2015

REVIEW: Tessa Beth & Co. and the Godmothers' Nursery Rhymes

The Sugarplum Recipes 1:
Tessa Beth & Co
the Godmothers' Nursery Rhymes
By: Wendy Salter

Genre: Children, Short Stories, Cooking
Publisher: Wendy Salter
Publication date: 7.28.2015

Recommended by: Sage's Blog Tours, Read 2 Review
Date read: 8.24.2015

This book is a set of stories about Tessa Beth as a baby, and the time she spends with her godmothers, Godmother Dear and Godmother Honey.  Each story is followed by a recipe that goes with the story, and there are some cute little drawings throughout.

I really enjoyed the stories.  They are cute, funny, and well written.  The Godmothers seem like a lot of fun, and hearing about the things they do together was really neat.  The recipes sound great and I look forward to giving them a try.  

Highly recommend.  I mean - cute kid stories, great characters AND cooking.  How could it possibly be wrong?

About the book:
The prequel to the Sugarplum Recipes Series, Tessa Beth & Co and the Godmother's Nursery Rhymes is unique to the series because it is the only book told from a baby's point-of-view.  Baby Tessa Beth Sugarplum introduces us to her life in a small town - from gathering eggs with the Godmothers, to ice storms and a bon voyage party.  Add a cup of wholesomeness, a sprinkle of sparkly dust and a scoop of faith and you get Tessa Beth & Co and the Godmothers' Nursery Rhymes - a unique flavor that tastes sweet like Little House on the Prairie and zesty like Pinkalicious. The simple yet quirky sugar cookie recipes that follow each chapter will appeal to both boys and girls.  Be advises that this combination chapter and recipe book may inspire you to bake and start your own Cookie Ministry Kids.

About the author:
A graduate of Georgia Southern University, Wendy Powell Salter is a licensed professional counselor and a school counselor with ten years experience in public schools.  She married her high school sweetheart and they have a daughter.  Wendy is from a long line of farmers and she and her family live on a farm that has been in her family for six generations.  They tend a garden and raise rabbits and silkie bantam chickens.
            Wendy has been a member of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators since 2012.  Wendy has had the opportunity to do intensives with Matt de La Pena, Nikki Grimes and Donna Jo Napoli.  In addition, she served as an assistant for author Nancy Raines Day at the SCBWI Springmingle in March 2014.  In December 2014, she competed in the St. Augustine Cookie Exchange using the Sugarplum recipes as the basis for her Flamingo's First Christmas cookies.  Author of Flamingo's First Christmas, Nancy Raines Day, featured an article from Wendy's cookies on her website.

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