From School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-Kids love feeling superior to adults, hence the perennial appeal of the stories about the cheerful but hapless maid who takes figures of speech literally. In this book, her employer urges her to enter her recipe into a bake-off contest. Before long, she's trying to make a crumb cake (out of crumbs, of course) and taking the advice to start every recipe "from scratch." But in the end she always comes out on top. Parish, the original author's nephew, has been writing these books for 15 years, and the formula is reliable if a bit tired by now. Sweat's sketchy cartoons add a lively touch. Overall, fans of the series are sure to eat this up.-Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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About the Author
Herman Parish is the nephew of Amelia Bedelia's creator, Peggy Parish, and the author of many books about Amelia Bedelia. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
Lynn Sweat has illustrated many Amelia Bedelia books, including Go West, Amelia Bedelia! He and his wife live in Connecticut.