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The Cake by Dorothee de Monfreid

May 24, 2014

cakeThe Cake by Dorothee de Monfreid. Gecko Press, 2014.

Everybody loves a cake. Tiger decides to bake one but it is hard to get agreement on what type of cake to bake. Monkey wants a banana cake, dog a bone cake, rabbit a carrot cake and cat a fish cake.

No surprise at that except tiger wants a chocolate cake. It’s his idea and he is the strongest animal, so he decides on a chocolate cake. I’m with tiger on this but the others think the idea and tiger too is revolting.

Tiger gets tough. The others disappear then return with a cake. Read the rest yourself.

A multi layered (no pun intended) picture book. Children can see it one way but perhaps adults will interpret it differently. Good ideas can be thrown back in your face.

Bright red and pink pages are illustrated with brightly coloured animals. Large text in white balloons.

Children will want to read it again and again.

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