This is book number 2 in the Starla Jean series.
Printz Honor winner and National Book Award Finalist Elana K. Arnold is back with Starla Jean Takes The Cake, an irresistible story of a girl, her chicken, and a few new friends, superbly illustrated by A. N. Kang.
It's Willa's first birthday -- a day that doesn't come along...every day. In fact, it only comes once and Starla Jean is going to make the best out of it for her baby sister. How?
All she has to do is:
-keep Opal Egg entertained
-get ingredients for a cake
-try to get Opal Egg to lay an egg
-come on, Opal Egg! How hard is it to lay an egg? You're a chicken!
-bake the cake
-Give Willa the best first birthday party ever!
But, in typical Starla Jean fashion, a few surprises are waiting to derail the determined girl... but could they be...good surprises?
*"Perfect to share with family...Starla Jean is the kind of enduring character that readers will turn to time and time again." - School Library Journal, starred review
"Established and new fans alike will find much to love in this whimsical outing." - Kirkus Reviews