Max Makes a Cake

Award-Winning Author/Illustrator, Michelle Edwards, Celebrates
Max Makes a Cake Release with Blog Tour

New Book Captures the Magic of Childhood Growing Pains

IOWA CITY, Iowa—March 4, 2014—Award-winning author/illustrator Michelle Edwards is celebrating the release of her new book, Max Makes a Cake, with a blog tour March 9-15, 2014. Blog tours allow authors/illustrators, students, educators and book lovers to connect “virtually” through interviews on websites, podcasts, blog sites and on-line radio shows. 
“I hope young readers learn from Max that sometimes our frustration can lead us to great discoveries,” said Edwards. A frequent presenter at schools, Edwards enjoys inspiring creativity.

About Max Makes a Cake, Random House Books for Young Readers (January 28, 2014)
Baby sisters can be so annoying! That's what Max thinks. Max needs his daddy's help—right now!—to bake a surprise Passover birthday cake for his mommy. But as baby Trudy fusses instead of napping, and Daddy tries to settle her down, their time to bake is slipping away. With her warm and pithy storytelling, Michelle Edwards captures the moment in a child's life when he realizes that he has the power to do things on his own.

About Michelle Edwards
Michelle Edwards is the author and illustrator of many books for children, one book for adults, and nearly one hundred essays and cards for knitters. Edwards graduated with a BA from the University of Albany, and received her MA and MFA from the University of Iowa. Her picture book titles include Chicken Man, winner of the National Jewish Book Award. Michelle grew up in Troy, New York and now lives in Iowa City, Iowa, with her husband, a house full of books, yarn, and the artifacts of their three daughters’s childhoods. Her next picture book, A Hat for Mrs. Goldman, will be published in 2016 by Schwartz and Wade and illustrated by Brian Karas.  
For more information, check www.michelledwards.com or contact Michele Kophs, Event Coordinator at 360.597.3432.

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