But tiger thinks the cake should be chocolate (who wouldn’t?) and this causes a big problem. Monkey hates butter. you see. Bunny thinks eggs are disgusting. Dog hates sugar and flour makes bear feel sad. So what’s the compromise? A bone-banana-carrot-fish cake, of course!
Alas, this suggestion causes another problem … tiger thinks such a cake would be revolting and he tells his friends just that. That’s when things turn to custard.
This is a clever, funny book with icing-bright illustrations and lots of well-targeted kid humour. I love the faux, super sweet ending … just when you think the friends have healed their cake-encrusted rift and all is sweet and lovely, things quickly turn into an ending that made me laugh out loud.
A wonderful narrative for reading aloud to kids.
Title: The Cake
Author/Illustrator: Dorothée de Monfreid
Publisher: Gecko Press, $24.99 RRP
Publication Date: 4 July 2014
For ages: 3 - 5
Type: Picture Book