Product Description Pig and Mouse are hard at work baking theÂ best birthday cakeÂ EVER for Cow. But it would be a lot easier if Duck weren't hanging around, yammering on about turnips or some nonsense. ( Sheesh!)Â With all this silliness going on, how will they manageÂ to throw Cow a spectacular birthday party? Well, as it turns out, crazy Duck just might haveÂ had the right idea all along! Â Â Â Â This second picture book from Jan ThomasÂ featuresÂ wacky humor that toddlers will adore,Â rowdy repetitions, irreverent dialogue--and a hilarious twist at the end. From School Library Journal PreSchool-KâIt's Cow's birthday, and Pig and Mouse decide to bake a cake. They follow the standard recipe, mixing eggs, flour, and sugar, but Duck wants to add a turnip. Outvoted, the duck nevertheless persists in trying to contribute the special ingredient, even as the others top off the finished treat with candles. A surprised Cow is overjoyed to be feted, and on seeing her friends hold up their gifts exclaims: "Is that what I think it is? Oh boy, this is the best birthday everâ¦a turnip." Told in simple language, this whimsical story is illustrated with somewhat abstract cartoon drawings in bright colors and strong black lines. Some of the spreads have a cluttered appearance that may be a bit confusing to the very young, but children will delight in the humor.â G. Alyssa Parkinson, Highland Township Library, MI Copyright Â© Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. About the Author JAN THOMAS is the author-illustrator of What Will Fat Cat Sit On? She lives in Socorro, New Mexico.