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A Piece of Cake

A PIECE OF CAKE

by: Pham, LeUyen
Format: Hardcover

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Product Description Reminiscent of the best of Peter Brown with the charming retro feel of classic Golden Books, A Piece of Cake is a delightful story about generosity, creativity, and improvisation from bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham. Mouse has baked a special treat for Little Bird's birthday! But delivering it to his friend isn't easy—not when everyone he meets along the way offers to trade something for a piece of cake. . . . In A Piece of Cake, LeUyen Pham puts a unique spin on a classic tale. Kids will love the unexpected and hilarious turn the story takes. Its strong picture support; story elements, including setting, character, and plot development; and identification of a problem and solution make this a strong Common Core title. Supports the Common Core State Standards From School Library Journal PreS-Gr 2—A delightful story about friendship and cooperation. Who would think a very kind mouse would have such a difficult journey delivering a cake to his bird friend for his birthday? Along the way, he meets a squirrel, a chicken, a cow, and a bear, and all want to trade something for pieces of this special treat. The mouse ends up with a cork, a wire, a net, and a flyswatter—but no cake. Little Bird, however, knows that the items will be useful to someone, and more trades are made, leaving all of the animals satisfied and with enough ingredients to make another cake. This book has broad appeal and is great for preschool storytime and for beginning readers. The whimsical cartoon illustrations in bright colors feature appealing animals set against plenty of white space, making them stand out at a distance.—Susan Mcclellan, Coraopolis Memorial Library, PA Review “Captured in warm and bright illustrations that anthropomorphize animal friends, this story about doing the right thing and the power of friendship is a strong choice for story hours and classroom read-alouds.” ( Booklist) “A treat of a birthday picture book.” ( Kirkus Reviews) “This will work remarkably well in a storytime setting, and there are plenty of opportunities for curricular tie-ins (particularly prediction and inference) for a school setting.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books) From the Back Cover Mouse has baked a special treat for Little Bird's birthday! But delivering it to his friend isn't easy—not when everyone he meets along the way offers to trade something for a piece of cake. . . . New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham whips up a surprising and clever story about kindness, creativity, generosity, and friendship. About the Author LeUyen Pham has voted in every single presidential election since she turned eighteen. She is the author and illustrator of A Piece of Cake, All the Things I Love About You, and Big Sister, Little Sister. She has illustrated many other picture books, including the New York Times bestsellers Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio and Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore. LeUyen lives with her husband and sons in California. LeUyen Pham has voted in every single presidential election since she turned eighteen. She is the author and illustrator of A Piece of Cake, All the Things I Love About You, and Big Sister, Little Sister. She has illustrated many other picture books, including the New York Times bestsellers Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio and Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore. LeUyen lives with her husband and sons in California.

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Product Code: 9780061992643
ISBN: 006199264X
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: 2014-05-27
Number of Pages: 40 pages
Languages: english
Edition: Illustrated
Dimension: 9.09 x 0.51 x 10.98 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds