Original Recipe

Original Recipe Finley s best friend Henry is about to turn nine and Finley has a major problem she has no idea what to give him for his birthday He already owns all of her best creations The school cook off might b

  • Title: Original Recipe
  • Author: JessicaYoung
  • ISBN: 9781479558780
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Finley s best friend Henry is about to turn nine, and Finley has a major problem she has no idea what to give him for his birthday He already owns all of her best creations The school cook off might be the perfect solution The grand prize is a year s worth of Flying Pie Pizza, Henry s favorite But coming up with something original and tasty is harder than it looks AsFinley s best friend Henry is about to turn nine, and Finley has a major problem she has no idea what to give him for his birthday He already owns all of her best creations The school cook off might be the perfect solution The grand prize is a year s worth of Flying Pie Pizza, Henry s favorite But coming up with something original and tasty is harder than it looks As one crazy concoction leads to another, Finley discovers that cooking is just like the rest of life things don t always turn out as planned and that friendship is the real prize.

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    1. If you have someone between the ages of 6 and 8, whether they love reading or you want them to love reading, you need to get them Finley Flowers: Original Recipe. It is cute and super fun. Better yet, they won't even realize that they are learning random facts or a life lesson!Finley Flowers is a young girl who loves to craft and create thing. Her best friend Henry lives just down the street. In this first installment, Finley is trying to figure out what to get Henry for his birthday. Usually sh [...]

    2. This book would be a good one to introduce to those readers just venturing into chapter books. Finley's best friend, Henry, is turning 9 and she wants to get him the best present ever, so she decides to enter a cooking contest where the grand prize is a year's worth of Flying Pie Pizzas, Henry's favorites. There were quite a few concoctions in this book that made my stomach churn as only kids would put these ingredients together!The illustrations coupled with the text will draw readers in and I' [...]

    3. My daughter enjoyed me reading this book to her & we learned that Green Bay, WI is the toilet paper capital!

    4. Third grader Finley Flowers's best friend Henry is about to turn nine, and she wants to get him the perfect present to show how much she appreciates him. When she learns of a cooking contest where the grand prize is a year's worth of pizza from Flying Pie Pizza, she decides they should enter and try to win the prize for Henry's birthday. The contest requires those who enter to create an original recipe, a task which Finley thinks will be very easy, until she starts tasting the disgusting dishes [...]

    5. The first book in the Finley Flowers series gets things off to a great start. Finley's story has all the right ingredients: a creative and energetic main character, her intelligent and supportive best friend, understanding parents, a precocious younger sister, and an older brother that is actually kind of cool. Finley is a rock star with arts and crafts, but she still can't think of what to give her best bud Henry for his birthday. When she decides to enter the school's cook-off and win a year's [...]

    6. This book is simply fun to read! Finley is a girl full of spunk, determination and ideas. She wants to do something special for her best friend's birthday and goes all out. I found this inspiring, and her ideas humorous as well as adventurous.The story is broken down into chapters, making it easy for kids to take breaks. The lovely illustrations in between are a real treat and add a nice touch to the entire thing. I, personally, find the length a bit heavy for early readers and was glad to see t [...]

    7. A deliciously different story about Finley’s efforts to cook up a winning recipe to enter in her school competition. She doesn’t really want to win it for herself, she’d love to be able to give there prize to her best friend and co-conspirator, Henry, for his birthday (he loves pizzas!). She is determined to do something different and makes some really strange combinations, such as a smoked salmon smoothy! You’ll have to read the book yourself to find out some of the other food combinati [...]

    8. As far as a book for a first grader, I was nothing but pleased with Original Recipe! Often times in books for this age, children are doing things beyond what a child their age should be able to do. I loved how realistic these characters felt. The ending was different than one would have thought. I loved that they didn't win the competition. I loved that the person that Finley already had a problem with won. That is something kids can really relate to. Kids don't always win, no matter how great t [...]

    9. Jessica Young’s work is always fun and imaginative and Finley Flowers is no exception. Finley, a third grade girl with a pension for crafting, and a nemesis with the greatest name in all of kid lit if not all of fiction, wants to win her school’s recipe competition, but what do you do when you aren’t allowed to cook and the only ingredients are what’s in the fridge? You get your ever loyal friend Henry, a spinning wheel, and let the creative juices flow.Young’s characters live in the r [...]

    10. 3rd grader, Finley Flowers, has the ultimate idea for a birthday present for her best friend Henry. Only one thing stands in her way of actually getting it for him. She has to win the school cook-off in order to win a year's supply of his favorite pizza. Finley is usually quite a creative person, but she is struggling for inspiration in the kitchen. Henry, not knowing they are trying to win his birthday present, tries to offer up some great advice only to have the over-confident and wildly exper [...]

    11. Finley Flowers Original Recipe isn’t my cup of tea. The kids have fun mixing different ingredients for a cooking contest while they struggle with lack of parental supervision and not listening to each other’s ideas. I’m not a fan of teaching my daughter she can treat someone different simply because she’s jealous of them. Also, the mention of playing with a Ouija board and meditating were completely unnecessary in the story.*I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest r [...]

    12. In this charming chapter book, Finley Flowers wants to win a year of free pizza for her best friend, Henry. She must win the school cook-off by creating an original recipe. Finley’s strengths lie in arts and craft, but that doesn’t stop her desire to win. Her adventures with smoked salmon smoothies and other interesting creations help Finley discover the real prize. I look forward to reading more of Finley’s adventures is this series.

    13. This might be my new favorite series for my younger girl readers. They're always looking for a girlie series, and Finley is creative & unique exactly like we encourage our students to be!I loved the recipes at the end of the story, and I peeked at the next book in the series and that has recipes, too. The illustrations are adorable and the text isn't overwhelming. Yay for Finley Flowers!!! These will be ordered for my 2nd and 3rd graders!

    14. Read with granddaughter entering fourth grade. She enjoyed and read ahead on her own. Reading 1 year below grade level, this was a good fit. She is now reading book 3 and becoming a more confident reader.

    15. Funny read about third grader, Finley Flowers. The kid is artsy, has a best friend that is cool and an annoying big brother. Jessica Young does a great job capturing the cuteness of a Finley and her third grade antics.

    16. Well, when I was in Nashville for the 2012-2013 academic year, Jessica had a book deal, but nothing published yet. No, two years later, she has TWO children's books published and two more on the way. Yay Jessica!!!

    17. Pretty decent book, probably will book talk for grades 3 & 4. Also, so many of those food combinations, sweet baby Jesus. I can't even imagine how they might smell.

    18. I like how it didn't end perfectly and felt very true to how kids look at their own ideas. I was annoyed, though, by all of the words she changed to match her name.

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