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Four weeks ago I was lucky to meet David Shannon at Tree Top Kids in Washington, DC, as he toured the country promoting his latest book, Too Many Toys. To hear a book read – the way it is intended to be read – is always a treat. The bonus of an author event is getting a glimpse at the personality behind the books – after reading No, David! and meeting David Shannon, I can see where the inspiration for the main character came from! As he was rushing out of the store (to get to his next event), I couldn’t help but ask for a small amount of time for an interview. So, enjoy …

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (If You Give... Books)If You Give a Cat a Cupcake

by Laura Numeroff (Author), Felicia Bond (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 3 – 7

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Laura Geringer (September 30, 2008)

I just learned from A Fuse #8 Production that yesterday was National Chocolate Cupcake Day, which prompted me to write about If You Give a Cat a Cupcake. It’s Adorable and is truly in Numeroff style, just like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. The fact that this book is about cupcakes is enough for me! Who can resist a cupcake — especially one with sprinkles?