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Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming
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Apr 26, 11

it was amazing
bookshelves: picture-books, storytelling, read-alouds
Read in April, 2011

When you, a poor boy, use all your resources to make the princess a beautiful cake for her tenth birthday, but a series of unfortunate events (crows, a troll, a bear) finds you arriving at her throne empty-handed, do you have anything left to give? If you're Clever Jack, you have a great story!

Loved this cumulative (or is it subtractive?) story with a twist. It would make a great flannel or storytelling choice, too. From the author/illustrator combo who did Muncha Muncha Muncha.

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