|I really want the cake|
Author: Philip, Simon
The battle of one little girl who tries, with all her might, to resist her greatest temptation: cake.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 1.90
Points: .5 Quiz: 509858
Kirkus Reviews (02/15/20)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/05/20)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 04/01/2020 Cake lust wins out over parental command, as it all too often does. Faced with a huge, luscious, forbidden chocolate cake, a child struggles to stay away but ultimately caves as one lick becomes a feeding frenzy that leaves only crumbs. Well . . . how hard can it be to make another? Rhyming verse accompanies a winning young gourmand with wild black hair and a big personality, and Gaggiotti proves a dab hand at depicting fantastically smeary disaster areas around the cake plate and in the kitchen. Nonetheless, the extravagantly decorated jumble she dishes up at the end has a stylish flair that hints at a bright future as a pastry chef. A scratch recipe at the end offers a similarly mouthwatering but more feasible project for younger bakers. One caveat: in the illustrations, the child has a pooch who freely joins her in chowing down on the chocolate. A word of warning to younger pet owners may be in order. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.