Book Review: Pink Cupcake Magic by Katherine Tegen, Illustrated by Kristin Varner

Posted January 27, 2014 by Melissa in Book Review | 10 Comments


Title: Pink Cupcake Magic
Author: Katherine Tegen
Illustrator: Kristin Varner
Age Group:  Children’s
Length: 32 Pages
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co./Macmillan
Publication Date: January 28th 2014
Available Formats: Hardcover
Find it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | B&N | The Book Depository
Source: Publisher


Zoe loves cupcakes, especially pink ones, and princesses, especially magic ones. Unfortunately her greedy brother Ralph loves cupcakes too—he spoils everything! One day Zoe bakes a wish into her cupcakes. Suddenly she is a real princess!  But Ralph is still up to his old tricks. Will Princess Zoe finally find a way to give Ralph what he deserves?

Katherine Tegen’s humorous text and Kristin Varner’s magical artwork will satisfy every sister who has ever been plagued by a brother, and every child who believes in the power of magic!

My Thoughts

Zoe travels her home and yard imagining herself a princess and discovers the magic of baking wishes into her cupcakes. Every girl who ever wished to be a princess, or simply to be temporarily rid of a meddling sibling, will enjoy this tale. It is an adorable tale of sibling rivalry and the power of the imagination.

No real problems are solved in Pink Cupcake Magic but the tale is fun and the illustrations perfectly delightful. I can’t stop myself from flipping through just to view the pictures every time I walk past this book!


Was It Worth My Time?

4.5 Timepieces!


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