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The Sugar Mouse Cake

4.63  ·  Rating Details ·  52 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
With the help of friendly white mouse, Tina, a cook's assistant, Tom, bakes a cake judged the best in the kingdom and thus becomes the King's Chief Pastry Cook.
48 pages
Published by Charles Scribner's Sons (first published 1964)
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Feb 05, 2009 Maggie rated it it was amazing
I've decided to start marking books that were my favorites as a child so I don't forget to buy them for the children in my life.

One of the saddest things that occurs regularly at our public libraries is the trashing a great old books to make room for new ones.

If you ask anyone in the Winona Kendall family what the favorite bedtime book was for all three of us (and my folks!), I think we would all say the Sugar Mouse Cake, hands down. I have a sneaking suspicion that the movie "Ratat
Dec 17, 2013 Sandra added it
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This is a childhood favorite whose title and author I had forgotten. After about fifteen years of searching, I finally remembered enough to find it with a Google search. I was sad to discover it's out-of-print. Kudos to the U-M library for keeping it in their collection. Publishers: Please re-release this book!
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Jul 19, 2016 Leanne Bean-Hartley rated it it was amazing
My favorite childhood book. I wish they would reprint this book for other children to enjoy. So glad I got a copy from a library sale in the 80s. I will never sell!
This was a childhood favorite. I have tried for years to obtain a copy for myself. I have even tried to write to the publisher. I have been told that it will not be re-released. It is unfortunate. Gene Zion has also written Harry the Dirty Dog books and they are still out. If this is ever re-released, it is a must have!
Melissa Posten
Feb 29, 2012 Melissa Posten rated it it was amazing
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I have no idea why this utterly charming book is OOP. It's from the team that brought us Harry the Dirty Dog! It's the story of a young pastry chef vying to be the Royal Pastry Chef with the help of his best friend, a mouse who lives in the flour pantry. This one's really hard to find (I lucked out at a library sale) but keep your eyes peeled.
Dec 26, 2013 Mary rated it it was amazing
This is one of my most favorite books from my childhood! I was an oilfield brat and moved around a lot. I'm sure my mother sold it in a garage sale. It will be pricey to replace....but I will do so for my grandchildren!
Aug 05, 2015 Firefly_1824 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book
I LOVED this when I was a kid. Unfortunately, I haven't seen it in years, and I only have a vague recollection of what the story was about. I would love to get my hands on it again.
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my all time favourite book when I was a child - I count myself lucky that I have a copy
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Born on October 5, in 1913, Gene Zion attended the New School of Social Research and the Pratt Institute. In 1948, he married artist Margaret Bloy Graham, who then collaborated with him on all his picture books. When their marriage ended in 1968, Zion also ended his career as an author. Zion is best known for his creation of the rascally dog, Harry, who appears in such books as HARRY THE DIRTY DOG ...more
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