I was so excited when the library FINALLY had a new book in this series in their collection (and in English even). It has been a while since they added a new book in the series and I have been seeing new books pop up on the twitter of the author.
In this one we have a fun contest in which our kids can win tickets to the finale for a baking show that is all the rage. Well, if you have a tv. 😛 Poor Isadora whose parents just don’t understand you sometimes want to watch something fun on a tv. But she is all eager to make a cake and she is happily doing that with her best friend. And that asks for her first sleepover! I loved the sleepover and seeing the girls have tons of fun. Of course, where there is Isadora.. there is magic. And that is what happens a lot in this one. Good and bad magic. I loved what she did for her friend, though I don’t think I would ever want my plushies to come alive. But those wings? LOVE IT! And where can I get a floaty bed?
Then the cake baking happens, and while I was delighted with it (as it was a gorgeous cake) I was also a bit angry that they used magic. Though thankfully Isadora knows what is happening is wrong, and tries to talk to her friend. I am glad that she learned from what happened with her niece in one of the previous books. I am glad that her dad was there to give her some extra motivation, because she did need that.
So yeah, I wasn’t a fan of Zoe in this one. I can understand why she did it, but if your best friend says something… respect that.
It was a bit predictable though, which was a shame. While I knew that they would come clean, I would have loved to see someone else win.
The art was once again very adorable and fun, and I still love it is only pink/grey black as colours.
All in all, I can’t wait until the library gets the missing books and also the new books as they come out. Despite some stuff, I still would recommend this one.