Thursday, 8 August 2013

Review: Strawberry Shortcake: Meet Cherry Jam

Strawberry Shortcake: Meet Cherry Jam by Amy Ackelsberg & Illustrated by Laura Thomas

Meet Cherry Jam! (Strawberry Shortcake)Age Range: 3 - 5 years 
Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
Paperback: 24 pages
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (June 14, 2012)

Cherry Jam moves to Berry Bitty City in this installment of the Strawberry Shortcake books. Cherry Jam is a famous singer wanting to step down out of the spotlight and focus on making some real friend, instead of just being surrounded by her fans.
I was really surprised to see Strawberry Shortcake books after so many years! I remember playing with the figurines and watching the cartoon when I was a little girl. I'm so glad Emily liked this one! It's a quick read, just a few lines on each page. Just perfect for us! It was a cute story of true friendships and introduces you to the gang, a couple of which I hadn't read about before. I think kids everywhere love stickers, so an added bonus to this book was the full page of stickers! 
The illustrations are eye-catchingly bright, as you can see in the picture, and held us to the story. Sometimes Emily gets bored of the pictures in a book and will just get up and play while I continue to read. That wasn't the case with this one. I can't wait to read more of Strawberry and the gangs' adventures together. 
I would recommend the Strawberry Shortcake series as a good one to read with your kids. We will definitely be keeping our eyes out for some others.

Happy Reading! 

Source: I received this book as a prize from a blog giveaway.  

To Buy: Website  *  Amazon B&N 

Do you remember growing up with Strawberry Shortcake?

1 comment:

  1. What a cute story! I loved Strawberry Shortcake when I was younger. I think its funny that she has been updated from a dress to pants. Its great they have new characters.