Day 2 of the WordCrafter “Chocolate Fudge saves the Sugar Dog” Book Blog Tour – Author Interview & My Review

Chocolate Fudge saves the Sugar Dog Book Blog Tour

It’s day two of the WordCrafter Chocolate Fudge saves the Sugar Dog Book Blog Tour, and today I’m bringing you my review of this wonderful little book. Robbie and her son Michael co-write the Sir Chocolate books, illustrated with lovely fondant scenes and filled with delectable recipes which will make your tummy rumble. Many of us know Robbie and are familiar with her “Growing Bookworms” blog series and the Sir Chocolate books, so today I’d like to bring you and interview with her son and co-author, Michael Cheadle and share my review of Chocolate Fudge saves the Sugar Dog.

The Authors – Robbie and Michael Cheadle

Author Interview

Kaye: How old are you, Michael?

Michael: I am 16 years old.

Kaye: How long have you been writing Sir Chocolate books with your mom?

Michael: Mom and I started writing the Sir Chocolate books when I was 7 years old and in Grade 1 at school.

Kaye: Being such a young author is quite an accomplishment. Does it make you a celebrity among your friends?

Michael: No, I have not told my high school friends about my books. It just hasn’t come up.

Kaye: Do you help your mom with the baking for the books, too?

Michael: I used to make a fondant creation for inclusion in the books although I haven’t done that for the most recent two books in the series. I don’t do fondant art anymore. I do enjoy baking with my mom and now I also cook with either mom or dad depending on who is doing the cooking that day.

Kaye: What do you like most about writing the Sir Chocolate books?

Michael: I enjoy thinking up a fun storyline with my mom and deciding on new and interesting characters for inclusion in the stories.

Kaye: What is the most difficult part of being a co-author with your mom for you?

Michael: My mom doesn’t always listen to my ideas and sometimes she changes them which can be annoying for me.

Kaye: Chocolate Fudge saves the Sugar Dog is the eighth book in the Sir Chocolate series. Which one is your favorite and why?

Michael: Sir Chocolate and the Sugar Crystal Cave story and cookbook is my favourite. I liked learning how to make sugar crystals. Mom and my first attempt to make the crystals was a failure because we didn’t let the water cool down enough before we inserted the sugar-coated sticks in the sugar mixture. The sugar on the sticks melted and no crystals formed. We redid the experiment and it worked very well.

Kaye: Do you think you might write books of your own when you are older?

Michael: Yes, I think I might write in the future. I have lots of ideas for stories.

Kaye: What are your aspirations for your future?

Michael: I want to go to university to study a Bachelor of Science: Computer Science like my brother, Gregory. I will write in my spare time like my mom does.

Kaye: What is the most important lesson gained from the collaborative writing experience?

Michael: I learned that if you put your mind to something, then you can achieve success in it. I wanted to write stories about a little man who lived in a world where you can eat everything. With my mom’s help, we have created Chocolate Land and all the creatures that live there and published 8 books in this series.

Kaye: Are you planning more Sir Chocolate books in the future?

Michael: Mom and I have a few books that are already written. My mom does most of the illustrations so it will depend on her and whether she wants to do more fondant and cake art. I think she will and the books will be published.

I want to thank Michael for agreeing to this interview. I think he provided some wonderful answers. It’s great to chat with an aspiring young author, and delightful to learn that Chocolate Fudge saves the Sugar Dog wont be the last in the Sir Chocolate book series.

My Review

I’m a huge fan of Dr. Suess, and the cadence and ryhming in the verse written by Robbie and Michael Cheadle is reminiscent of that found in the lovely books from Dr. Suess, so of course, I loved Chocolate Fudge saves the Sugar Dog. And then there is the beautiful illustrations created by the talented Robbie with fondant figurines making up the lovely scenes described in the verse, which let the story unfold before your eyes. (They may make you hungry too, because they look deliciously sweet.) One I found especially endearing is the scene for the actual rescue of the Sugar Dog, where Chocalate Fudge is emerged in the hot chocolate pond.

The extra added feature that the Cheadle books include which Dr. Suess never thought to include is the wonderful recipes, and the accompanying photo illustrations for each one are sure to make whet your appetite. Included in Chocolate Fudge saves the Sugar Dog, are recipes for scrumptious peanut butter cookies, delectable Oreo cupcakes, mouth-watering avacado and bacon scones, poured fondant icing, and chocolate chip shortbread dipped in chocolate. Yummy!

Chocolate Fudge saves the Sugar Dog is a delightful children’s book with delicious recipes sure to please both young and old. I give it five quills.

Chocolate Fudge saves the Sugar Dog





Thanks for dropping by and helping us celebrate the release of Robbie and Michael’s wonderful new book, Chocolate Fudge saves the Sugar Dog. In case you missed the opening day, yesterday on “The Showers of Blessings” with a post by Robbie and a review by blog host, Miriam Hurdle, you can still read it here.

I hope you all will continue to follow the tour, because we’ve got some great things planned for each blog stop. Tomorrow’s stop features an interview with Robbie and we have at least two more reviews coming, too, in addition to Robbie’s wonderful posts on Thursday and Friday. I hope to see you there.


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74 Comments on “Day 2 of the WordCrafter “Chocolate Fudge saves the Sugar Dog” Book Blog Tour – Author Interview & My Review”

  1. Reblogged this on Robbie's inspiration and commented:

    Day 2 of the Chocolate Fudge saves the Sugar Dog book tour shares Michael’s first every author interview with host, Kaye Lynne Booth, and a fabulous review. Kaye offers a variety of author services including blog book tours and much more. She also has a variety of great books and anthologies so do look around while you are there.

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  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    It is fortunate to start writing at 7 years of age with one’s mother even though she doesn’t always listen to one’s ideas.

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  3. Loved the review with Michael! Congratulations, both of you, for this next wonderful book.

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  4. edwardky2 says:

    Reblogged this on Ed;s Site..

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  5. Wonderful interview! It was nice to learn more about Michael. Thanks for hosting, Kaye.

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  6. What a special post! Loved the interview. Great review too. Well done. And congrats to Robbie and Michael.

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  7. Great to meet you here, Michael. I applaud your vision for the future and know you shall achieve whatever you set your mind to!. Thank you for all you’ve done to make this world a brighter place thus far.

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  8. Jim Borden says:

    what a great interview – he seems like such a wonderful young man. How nice that he would like to continue to write while working, the same way that you have done it. I wish him the best in pursuing his university degree like his brother, and continued success with these books…

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  9. I enjoyed reading the interview, Kaye and Michael. I see why Sir Chocolate and the Crystal Cave is your favorite book of the series. Making the crystal is fun. My granddaughter enjoyed making a crystal whalrus last year. Congratulations on your new book. It’s exciting to think about college. Best wishes to you.

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    • HI Miriam, a sugar crystal walrus is quite something, well done on doing that with Autumn. Thankfully, Michael has three more years before college, I’m not ready for my second son to fly alone yet [smile].

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      • It’s always good to have a kid (even bigger kid) at home. When I taught to Mercy on the phone and hear the sounds of the kids, I wish to be there. I know it takes a lot of energy to take care of little ones. Good thing we raise little kids when we have more energy.

        Enjoy your next three years, Robbie. It’ll go by fast. 😄😍

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  10. Loved the interview with Michael! Congrats to Michael and Robbie on another great adventure book! ❤ xo

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  11. Gwen M. Plano says:

    What a fun interview! Thank you, Kaye. It was wonderful to learn more about this talented duo. 😊

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  12. This is quite a coincidence. When I saw the title of this post come across my email, my first thought was that I would like to see Michael on this blog tour. And here he is! I greatly enjoyed your interview with him.

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  13. Carla says:

    What a great interview with Michael. What a great, confident young man. I loved his answer about Robbie not using his idea or changing them, so typical of teens.

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  14. petespringerauthor says:

    Lovely interview! I’m not surprised that Robbie’s kids are educated and thoughtful young men. I smiled at Michael’s answer about what is challenging about writing with his mom. What teenager agrees with their parents? It’s part of the natural dynamics between parents and teens. It happened to me both as a teen and as a parent of a teen.

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  15. Jan Sikes says:

    What a lovely interview! I laughed out loud at Michael’s statement about his mom not always listening to him. 🙂

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    • Glad that you enjoyed the interview, Jan. That statement shows that teens are teens no matter where they grow up. Robbie may not always listen to Michael, but since the whole Chocolate Land idea was his, I think eight books show that his opinion and thoughts are very much valued. He confidence is evidence that he knows it, too. Thanks for stopping by and adding to the convesation. It’s great to see all of the support for Robbie and Michael and their books. 🙂

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    • Hi Jan, my not listening to him is a very frequent complaint from Michael over the past year or so. Teens are very misunderstood as I’m sure you know. Thanks for visiting.

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  16. Toni Pike says:

    A fantastic interview – so nice to learn more about Michael, Robbie and this great series. Toni x

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  17. Norah says:

    I really enjoyed the interview with Michael and your sweet review.

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  18. Baydreamer says:

    I enjoyed this interview with Michael, and for being so young, his answers indicated that he’ll be able to accomplish anything he puts his mind to. How special to write with his mom, creating such delight in print. I’m excited for my copy to arrive. Congrats to Robbie and Michael!
    Thanks for sharing, Kaye.

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  19. […] a post from Robbie and a review by Miriam Hurdle on The Showers of Blessings blogsite on Day 1; an interview with Michael Cheadle and my review, here on Writing to be Read for Day 2; James Cudney interviews Robbie Cheadle on This is My Truth […]

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  20. Thanks for sharing this great interview, with Michael. The new story sounds very amazing. Congratulations! xx Michael

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  21. olganm says:

    I loved to read Michael’s interview, Kaye Lynne. Having read so many things about him in his mother’s blog, it was fascinating to hear his own thoughts on the matter. I am sure he’ll write very interesting books on his own right when he is older. And thanks for a delicious review. It sounds like another mouth-watering and delightful addition to the collection. Congratulations to Michael and Robbie.

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  22. Jennie says:

    I so enjoyed this interview with Michael!

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