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Friday, August 26, 2011

Books With Cookies And Milk (35)

Mallory's Super Sleepover
Mallory's Super Sleepover

Written by:  Laurie Friedman
Illustrated by:  Jennifer Kalis

     Mallory wants to celebrate having just turned ten, by having a sleepover. Mallory and her best friend begin making the plans. Mallory’s parents want her to have a small sleepover, but her best friend Mary Ann has other ideas. Mallory is too excited to say anything. The two girls plan to have a water balloon fight, tell scary stories and have a cupcake decorating contest. The big day is finally here. No one listens to Mallory when things begin to get out of hand. What will happen? Will Mallory have the best sleepover ever, or will it be the worst one ever?


     I enjoyed reading this book. I especially liked the scrapbook part in the back and the good wishes that Mallory extends to the readers, at the end. The story and the illustrations are played out beautifully in this story.  This is a definitely good read for the kids. There is a message to the story about doing the right thing even if it is not what everyone else wants to do.  This book is an Advanced Reader/Review Copy. 

Cupcake Cookie Recipe
(They are made in candy liners and look like miniature cupcakes)


Ingredients:

3 cups graham crackers, finely crushed ( about 40 crackers)
1 cup whipping cream, unwhipped
2 cups miniature chocolate chips
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 lb butter, softened
1 cup pecans or 1 cup walnuts, chopped
vanilla frosting or chocolate frosting

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all ingredients together.
Fill small candy liners (smaller than the smallest cupcake liners) with dough.
Place side-by-side on cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Cool and frost with white or chocolate frosting.

You can use sprinkles to make them more festive.

Don't Forget The Milk!  
Enjoy! 

4 comments:

Joanne said...

I love these recipes!!! There is just something about the cover of this book that I just LOVE. Maybe its the color combo.
Blessings, Joanne

Abby said...

Sounds like a good book. Now I need to know how it all turns out!

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Yummm. Looks delicious! Hope you are dodging Irene!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Maeve Frazier said...

Joanne - Thank you! Hope you get to enjoy both!

Abby - I really liked the scrapbook and birthday wishes at the end.

Elizabeth Rose - Thanks for stopping by. Waiting for Irene, soon we'll be singing "Goodnight Irene!"