Los Angeles, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–April 16, 2007– Lucky Red Press is pleased to announce the publication of the debut book in the Frankie & Her Little Pals (R) book series. Stir It Up is the story of Frankie, an energetic five year-old girl, with a group of pals who are always looking for new adventures. In Stir It Up, Frankie and her pals help a family bakery make a traditional Quinceañera cake. Through this story, they learn each step of the baking process, from measuring ingredients and mixing, to frosting the cake and the proper names for common baking tools.
Provided along with the entertaining story of baking a cake, complete with charming dialogue and mischievous mishaps, are recipes for children to try at home with their parents. The baking process is broken down into basic steps to facilitate easy learning for children and to be used as a parenting tool for adults.
Included in Stir It Up, as well as each book in the series, are helpful tips for parents and fun facts about the book’s subject matter. Stir It Up both teaches children the process of baking as well as gives parents a guidebook to use when participating in their child’s learning process. Ideally, these books are intended for children between the ages of three and five. However, the story and activities will likely appeal to any age group.
The idea for the Frankie & Her Little Pals (R) book series came out of author, Susan Mills’ recognition of what she considered to be a missing genre. She wanted to be able to teach her young children new skills while entertaining them, but when she went in search of a source to guide her, she came back empty-handed.
The Frankie & Her Little Pals (R) series provides books on many different topics. The next book, Save the Watermelons, is scheduled for release in June and will illustrate how children can participate in weeding and gardening along side their parents. Future books will be about pet care, cooking, chores, tools, and siblings. Each book is complete with skill building activities and useful tips for parents.
The books are available for retail purchase at Amazon, com, Barnes and Noble.com, and http://www.frankiespals.com. Libraries can order through Ingram and Baker & Taylor.
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