ELIZA BING IS (NOT) A BIG, FAT QUITTER
New York : Holiday House, 2014
IL 3-6, RL 5.2
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.