Maybelle and the Haunted Cupcake

Maybelle

Katie Speck; illustrated by Paul Rátz de Tagyos

Henry Holt and Co.

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Maybelle the cockroach loves tasty crumbs and scrumptious sprinkles, but she is tired of braving the dangers of Mr. and Mrs. Peabody’s kitchen: the flattening feet, the bright light, and especially the cat, Ramona.

Enter Bernice. She’s an ant with a head cold who can’t find her way back to her nest, and she adopts Maybelle as her new queen. But Bernice has a habit of getting into trouble, causing the Peabodys to think their house is haunted. Can’t a cockroach ever get a break?

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Maybelle and the Haunted Cupcake
1Make a WishAt last it was evening at Number 10 Grand Street. In the afternoon, Myrtle Peabody had baked Mystery Ingredient Miniature Cupcakes for the Ladies' Annual Bake Sale. She had decorated them JUST SO with pink icing and chopped nuts and chocolate sprinkles. Now she arranged them on a platter for her husband, Herbert, to admire.Watching from her cozy little home under the refrigerator, Maybelle the Cockroach waved her antennae. "Yum! I know what I want for dinner. I'm going to have a taste of those cupcakes," she said to her friend Henry the Flea.

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Praise for Maybelle and the Haunted Cupcake

Praise and awards for Maybelle in the Soup:

Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List

* “Delightful details will make adults giggle right along with new readers. . . . Maybelle is one cockroach who will be welcome back any day.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“With its short chapters and simple dialogue, this story of friendship and wishful dreaming will engage readers. . . . Recommend this to reluctant readers who might have a penchant for the buggy side of life or those who want more from their world, no matter how young they are.” —School Library Journal

Praise for Maybelle Goes to Tea:

“Short sentences, laugh-out-loud situations, and likable characters make this second series entry a winner.” —Kirkus Reviews


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Katie Speck; illustrated by Paul Rátz de Tagyos

Katie Speck is the author of two other popular Maybelle stories: Maybelle in the Soup and Maybelle Goes to Tea. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri. katiespeck.com Paul Rátz de Tagyos is the illustrator of several books for children, including the first two Maybelle books. He lives in New Rochelle, New York.
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Maybelle and the Haunted Cupcake
Katie Speck; illustrated by Paul Rátz de Tagyos

Kindle Format 8

Kindle Format 8
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
August 2012
Kindle Format 8
ISBN: 9781466818910
ISBN10: 1466818913
eBook Picture Book - Amazon64 pages, one-color throughout
$9.99

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Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
August 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805094688
ISBN10: 0805094687
Chapter Book
5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, 64 pages, black and white illustrations throughout
Age Range: 7 to 10
Grade Range: 2 to 5
$16.99

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e-Book Agency
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
August 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429963992
ISBN10: 1429963999
Chapter Book64 pages, one-color throughout
Age Range: 7 to 10
Grade Range: 2 to 5
$9.99
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