Eliza has her
heart set on taking a cake decorating class this summer
with her best friend. The two just did a school
project and they came up with a great idea for opening a
pastry shop some day. But Eliza needs to learn more than
she does now. And guess what? A famous tv chef is
coming to teach a class in town. What could be
better than that? Unfortunately, Eliza's dad has lost
his job and money is tight and the class is very
expensive. Not fair!! Eliza overhears her parents
talking about how she quits everything she tries and it
is too much money just to have her quit. When her
brother quits tae kwon do lessons, Eliza offers to take
the classes so they don't lose the money. She'll
show them that she is not a quitter. But she
really doesn't like the class and really wants to quit.
to be a cake decorator like her TV cooking show idol,
Sweet Caroline, but when her parents tell her the cake
decorating class is too expensive she comes up with a
plan to take the Tae Kwon Do class her brother doesnít
want to finish. Even after being diagnosed with ADHD and
taking her meds, Eliza still has trouble finishing
things but her supportive parents give her good
techniques to stay focused and to be socially
appropriate and polite. The author includes Korean words
and pronunciations at the end of the book.(Oklahoma Sequoyah
Iím dying to take the Cakes with Caroline class this summer, but canít because Mom and Dad are having money troubles and they think Iíll quit this time too, on account of my ADHD. What they donít understand is that I really want to learn how to create scrumptious cakes from scratch and decorate it too especially from Sweet Caroline, the nicest person on TV! My brother, Sam gets to take a taekwondo class and then quits! In the history of all unfair things in the world, this has to be in the top ten! But Iíve got a plan; Iím going to strike a deal with Mom and Dad to prove that I am not a big fat quitter. I am going to take Samís place in the taekwondo class and if I donít quit they will let me take the Sweet Carolina cake decorating class this fall. The only problem is I have no interest in martial arts. Oh, by the way did I forget to mention, I have trouble focusing and remembering all the new rules and positions. How will I ever pass the test? Yea, thereís a test! Read Eliza Bing Is (Not) A Big Fat Quitter by Carmella Van Vleet to find out if Eliza will discover her inner ninja in time to pass her summer taekwondo class and earn her spot in the fall Cakes with Caroline decorating class. (Prepared by Stephanie Morin, North Augusta Elementary, firstname.lastname@example.org, South Carolina Book Awards, 2017
|SUBJECTS: Attention-deficit hyperactivity
disorder -- Fiction.
Determination (Personality trait) -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Martial arts -- Fiction.
Tae kwon do -- Fiction.