The Perfect Birthday Recipe
Author: Katy Hudson
Audience age: 4-7
Publish Date: March 1 2020
Publisher: Capstone Editions
Summer birthdays can be lonely, but not when you have great friends like Beavers! This year Tortoise, Bird, Rabbit, and Squirrel insist on baking Beaver’s birthday cake, but Beaver isn’t so sure. He is the ultimate perfectionist and would rather do it himself, following the recipe exactly. Will Beaver’s nitpicky ways ruin his birthday and his friendships? The Perfect Birthday Recipe is the fourth and final story in Katy Hudson’s best-selling set of seasonal picture books, including Too Many Carrots, A Loud Winter’s Nap, and The Golden Acorn.
**I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review**
I thought this book was super cute. The writing left me wanting more, it fell short of my expectations. I always look at picture books to see if a child can follow along based off pictures, as that’s what draws their eyes at first and helps them follow the story as they listen to an adult read aloud to them. I kept finding little details in the illustrations which always bring a smile to my face. . The writing left me wanting more and feeling unsatisfied. The message of the book was very clear and I enjoyed how Beaver’s friends tried to help him have the perfect birthday party.