Crystal Walters ☆ 6 REVIEWHave expression I have never seen anything like itI wish I were a fairytale with magic every day I d fly around on fairy wings and all I d do is playWalters taps into our heart s desires with this opening and sets up an enjoyable adventure through the pages Combining rhyme with a fun story we get to watch her main character live out our dreams and adventures on top of cakes This is a to watch her main character live out our dreams and adventures on top of cakes This is a book worth revisiting again and again ust to take in all of the work that went into these cakes It s a creative marvel and sure to catch the imagination of children as well as raise the bar on the next cake we moms try to makeThis book has ust the right amount of sweetness and adventure to encourage children to curl up under the covers with their parents for story time Not only it is a feast for the eyes but the little girl s adventures set the stage for dream land This book iswell it s the frosting on the cake Highly recommended It would make a great gift book especially for a child s birthday For the truth is that fairy tales never really end For when they are read and loved they become your sweetest friend Crystal Walters ends her children s book I Wish I Were a Fairy Tale A Story Illustrated with Cakes What At thirty two pages this oversized hardbound targets children five to six years old who understand the concept of fairy tales and like looking at female themed decorated cakes After a dedication page the short tale in rhyme has a girl who wishes she was a fairy tale The ending has a note about the illustrations and acknowledgmentsAs once upon a time themes the pages include Rapunzel a fairy with dragons sick girl in bed mermaid with a pearl princess and Snow White Also added is a little girl flying with a unicorn holding hands with the Sandman being on a pirate ship tucked in dreaming in bed up in a hot air balloon or part of a treasure chest The short paragraphs relate to fairy tales that are displayed in cake illustrations Why Most everyone from young to old love cakes especially when they are extravagantly decorated and involve fairy tales I appreciate all the hard work put into the creative designs made of frosting and fondant With a special note about her dog the artist adds her furry friend into each of her creations Why Not Those who are not impressed with cake decorating may not appreciate this book Others may be fearful to damage the designs if they had to eat them but this is only a storybook about fancy cakes that tell stories Others may find the tale is rudimentary and short and only apply to girls Wish Since the book focuses on fairy tales it might be helpful for the stories to be slightly mentioned maybe in the back in case the child is confused what it is about and the adult reading it can help explain Want If you like a simple tale about wanting to be a part of a fairy tale this takes the cake in sweetness and charm by showing fanciful designs for any young or old sweet toothThanks to Westwinds Communications and the authors
For This Complimentary Bookthis complimentary book I am under no obligation to review This is a delightful book My granddaughter LOVES it She finds such delight in all the lovely illustrations a real surprise as we turn each page In all my years I ve never seen a book like this It s also such a great idea for a book to give as a birthday present I read it to her preschool classmates and they all loved it to. Moment of this delightful tale is told on top of a cake With every character creature and castle sculpted out of sugar and frosting this is truly the sweetest fairy tale ever created.
Of The Special Stories Thatthe special stories that in each child s heart part of the special stories that lie in each child s heart rhyme pours forth on every page and the page is filled with cake baked in various forms and fondant and icing and a big dollop of imagination all photographed in lush color This is a uniue children s book one that will find favor in every child who reads or listens to this delicious story This is a stunning introduction to the field of children s literature by a multitalented author Highly Recommended What a great childrens book I especially like that all the artwork are cakes that the author PHYSICALLY made My son loves it asks to read it all the time A magical children s book beautifully illustrated with cakesThis wonderful children s book captivated my three year old granddaughter s imagination straight away As soon as you see the front cover you ust know that this book is going to be something different but it isn t until you start turning the pages and entering the magical world of fairy tales that you realise ust how wonderful it is Enchantingly it is written in rhyme and very uniuely illustrated The author s passion behind the book is evident not only in its content but also by the fact that the story is illustrated in cakes icing and frosting On the front cover and throughout every page all the settings and figurines for the different parts of the story were hand made by her and were real delicious cakes Haven t we all wished we were in a fairy tale having adventures in a magical place and that we could be a princess meet a unicorn fly in a hot air balloon or sail the seas with pirates Well in this story a little girl and her puppy travel into fairy tales There they meets mythical creatures like mermaids and dragons and visit classic immortal characters like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Then as the moon rises they travel with the Sandman into other children s dreams bringing them to life as well The fairy tales we hear as children stay with us throughout lives and deep down we never forget the magic of them and the people who have read them to us I really liked the size of the font for children learning to read it is clear and encouraging and also thought it is a wonderful introduction into the oy of poetry The authors loving childhood shines through in the writing and love she has put into creating incredible book I am sure it will grace bookshelves and be held by many little hands for years to come This book took me on a magical adventure and I absolutely loved it The cakes were wonderfully done and it was overall a wonderful idea It was beautifully worded and the colors of the book made me happy A Sweet Tale for Both Kids and AdultsThis is one of the most creative books I ve ever seen and illustrator Crystal Walters takes us into a sweet story of dragons mermaids pirates and adventure but perhaps most fascinating part of the story is how she illustrated it with photographs of her cakesObviously very talented Walters created nearly 80 handmade sugar sculptures as she calls them I call them cakes to photograph for her narrative These aren t ust sugar flowers made from decorative icing like you see on grocery store birthday cakes they are characters that come alive with facial expressions tiny books and toys and dressed with such detail that the animal slippers on their feet. Of a fairy tale Is the best part of their story swimming with mermaids Enjoying a cup of tea with Snow White Flying a hot air balloon Or is it something even magical Each enchanting. I am a bookworm and have been since I was first able to read and even now in my twenties nothing captures my attention uite like fairy tales From the original not really for children fairy tales to the Disney fied versions and TV shows like Once Upon a Time anything fairy tale esue is guaranteed to attract my eternally curious mind full of childlike wonder So of course when looking for a new book to share with my infant niece Crystal Walters s I Wish I Were a Fairy Tale really stood out to meWith a simple plot meant only to enchant and spark the imagination this story is perfect for both little kids and the adults reading with them In its thirty two pages readers follow the main character and her adorable puppy through numerous
and lands befriending a dragon to fighting pirates swimming with mermaids to following the Sandman into other children s dreams the main character shows her young readers all of the amazing things they will see and experience when they open a fairy tale and reminds older readers that the oy of reading is something you never really outgrowNow a lot of little kids books have these same sorts of plot and present this same or at least a similar message What makes this book uniue though are the illustrations which have been paired with this story Tapping into her own childlike whimsy the author decided that rather than the conventional tools for illustrating a children s book she would use something which will make everyone s mouths water cake Each magical scene is accompanied by an eually magical cake depicting the main character and her puppy on their fantastical adventures I can say without a doubt that I have never seen a book at any reading level illustrated this way and I am incredibly ealous at how well the author was able to pull it off Not only are these pictures great to look at but the cakes all of which are uniue flavors look delicious as well I know a lot of kids even a lot of adults would love to have one of these cakes at their birthday or holiday parties Perhaps the author can someday make a book for adults showing them how to make such cakes for and with their little princesses princes pirates heroesheroines in trainingOverall I definitely recommend this book for the young and the young at heart It s cute magical and a very uick read with illustrations which will spark the reader s imagination The only downside as the reader you can t eat the cakes yourself Fairy tales never really end they become your sweetest friend Authorillustrator Crystal Walters divides her time between her birth state of Hawaii and her home in California She is well prepared for her entry in to the realm of children s books having an honored degree in English from the University of San Diego and a self taught degree in baking Not only does she have the gift of providing entertaining delicious stories for children she also is fully involved in the creative baking reuired to bring her story to life edibly The fairy tale of note is a tasty reuired to bring her story to life edibly The fairy tale of note is a tasty girl who wishes for magic every day flying on fairy wings making friends with dragons swimming in the sea with mermaids never having to do chores or be ill becoming a princess in a distant land visit Snow White for tea float on clouds with unicorns ourney with the Sandman help pirates on a ship and Her mission to make children s world an enchanted place Fo. Flying on fairy wings befriending a dragon and being the captain of a pirate ship are The Metric Society On The Quantification Of The Social just some of the adventures one little girl and her puppy discover as they climb into the pages.adventures and lands