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Thinkspiration: Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco

on September 11, 2013

A young girl who is afraid of thunderstorms discovers she is braver than she realized when she helps her grandmother gather the ingredients for a “Thunder Cake” just as a storm is rolling in.  This classic picture book about overcoming one’s fears includes a recipe for a chocolate-tomato (yes, tomatoes!) cake.

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Picking tomatoes for the cake

I already had all the ingredients indoors, but it was a stormy night when I tried making a Thunder Cake of my own (without frosting or strawberries though). Scrumptious!

My Thunder Cake

For more ideas for activities related to this book and to get the Thunder Cake recipe online, see Patricia Polacco’s website

Patricia Polacco. Thunder Cake.


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