The Fairytale Cake by Mark Sperring

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Maybe it wasn't your mom who baked your amazing birthday cake after all. Maybe it was created by a delicious cast of characters from your favorite nursery rhymes!

"We make a cake / We bake a cake / And send it on its way!"
Beloved characters from classic nursery rhymes --- everyone from Humpty Dumpty to Little Bo Peep to Old King Cole --- collaborate to bake the most perfect, towering, delicious cake . . . and roll it along to its special recipient --- the birthday boy or girl!
Mark Sperring's spare but sweet text combined with Jonathan Langley's bright, timeless artwork make for a fun, read-aloud book that allows readers to pick out their favorite nursery rhyme characters in the illustrations. Ideal for birthdays . . . or any occasion!

About Mark Sperring

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Michael Rosen is a children's novelist and poet who was appointed the UK Children's Laureate for 2007-2009. He is the author of more than140 books, including "Bear's Day Out," "Michael Rosen's Sad Book," "Poems for the Very Young," "Three Feet Small," and "We're Going on a Bear Hunt," Jonathan Langley is the illustrator of "The Biggest Bed in the World," "The Fairytale Cake," and "Missing!
Published May 2, 2005 by Chicken House Ltd. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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The text may run to just a few words per page, but the pictures in this heavily populated outing invite lingering as dozens of European nursery rhyme and folktale characters gather to prepare a huge cake, and then wheel it down the road to the house of a lucky birthday boy.

Jun 15 2005 | Read Full Review of The Fairytale Cake

A Patchwork of Books

New media – medals, portraits, woodcuts, genre scenes – as well as the diffusion of mirrors enticed more people into trying to imagine what they looked like to others.

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The Trades

The Fairytale Cake is a charming little poem told in the verse-per-page format that many young reader's books are told in.

Jul 11 2005 | Read Full Review of The Fairytale Cake

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