Cake

Cake

Cake
Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet

Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN 9781509827435

Cake has been invited to a party. He's very excited! He's never been to a birthday party before. And he doesn't know what to expect. But as the candles on his party hat begin to burn and the other party guests start to sing, Cake starts to think that this is one party he'd rather not be at . . . Introducing an irresistibly loveable character, Cake is a brilliantly funny story from the award-winning creators of Supertato, I Need A Wee and Barry the Fish With Fingers. Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet fans will be roaring their support for this delightful picture book hero!

Librarian's Book choice

From the duo that brought you Supertato, Barry the Fish with Fingers and other laugh-out-loud gems comes Cake; you (and your children!) will never see a birthday cake in the same light again...

Cake is excited because a party invitation has just arrived and he has never been invited to a party before. What he needs is a hat, but he can't find the right one until the hat shop assistant finds him one that is just right! (careful readers will have spotted the bakery next door to the hat shop - but Cake remains clueless!).

Now, with his beautiful icing and candles, Cake is all set and when he arrives at the party, he is made to feel welcome: 'A party isn't a party without CAKE!'. He has a brilliant time - until everyone starts singing 'Happy birthday' and Cake can't shake off the feeling that something isn't quite right.... (don't worry, rescue is at hand!)

This is a colourful, dramatic picture book that will have children both horrified and in stitches as they recognise the dangerous situation Cake is in... There is lots happening 'behind the scenes' that careful readers will pick up in the pictures, too.

This is a great read-aloud for Reception and Year 1 classes and can also lead on to discussions about how children celebrate their birthdays and other occasions.

Picture book / Ages 3+ / Reviewed by Kelly Hill.


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