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Spot Bakes a Cake (Spot the Dog)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  249 Ratings  ·  28 Reviews
Spot is planning a surprise for his dad's birthday -- he's going to bake a cake, with some help from his mom.Children will love lifting the flaps to see Spot create a very special birthday cake. A sure-fire hit with pre-schoolers. -- School Library Journal Eric Hills first book about Spot, Where's Spot?, was published in 1980. Since then, he has written over 40 books about ...more
Published October 1st 1997 by Puffin (first published September 28th 1994)
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May 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-lend
Cute lift the flap book on Spot making a cake for his Dad. The one thing that bothered me, and confused Henry, is the fact they made chocolate cake. After I finished the book, Henry mentioned about making chocolate cake for Stardust (our dog). I told him that we can't give chocolate to dogs. "Why? Spot made it!" So it was a slight confusion on his part. It wasn't a dealbreaker or anything as Henry loves Spot stories, but I think it would have been better if it was Vanilla or something. I may be ...more
Just what one would expect of a Spot book. Looking forward to reading this to my granddaughter in a few months time.
Jack Kirby and the X-man
Another in the series of Spot books.

I borrowed the board book format from the library. While the pages may be more solid than the normal book, the flaps are the same flimsy construction. This meant that 3 out of the 10 flaps were missing – which does somewhat affect the plot (such that it is). X-man is now of an age that the flaps hold much interest – he spends his time lifting and closing the flap. The flimsy construction means that reading this book goes from being fun for all involved to a st
Mar 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Meghan Douglas
Feb 09, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
This Spot outing has none of the fun and whimsy of "Where's Spot?". It is a very literal examination of how to make a cake, with perfectly sensible and dull things lurking under the flaps. Perhaps an older child would appreciate the element of reality, but my fifteen month old son is simply bored by it. It seems like this was created merely to cash in on Spot's popularity and probably not inconsiderable ability to shift new merchandise. I'm glad I borrowed this from the library (for half a week) ...more
Simple story with the fun idea of the child making the cake. Nothing amazing or different, but kids will enjoy the simplicity. I always love Spot. Too cute of a dog and he reminds me of my little bro when he was a toddler. And this book is great for toddlers, especially in a lap-read. Too small and a bit young for a preschool storytime crowd, even though they would still enjoy a lap-read of this, too. Unless they are large books with large flaps, flap-books don't work well for me in storytime.
Jun 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a huge favourite of mine. I always wanted to eat sweet goods after it. I used to have ALL of these books and I read them a lot because I liked the pictures. When it became an animated thing, I loved it so much! I had the VHSs and watched them everyday. I don't know when I stopped or when I grew up from it, but this series has completely escaped my memory until just recently when I read the book: "1001 Children's Books you must read before you grow up".
A wonderful read from my childhood, one I’d certainly suggest for other youngsters. Whilst it is not my all-time favourite childhood read I can still recall all the details of this one meaning it certainly left a lasting impression upon my young mind.

And isn’t that what we want with children’s books, for them to leave a positive lasting impression?
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic
One of the six-year-old's favourites. She's revisiting it now that she can read the words herself, and seems to be enjoying it as much as she did when she was three, if not more so. She was even inspired to make her own lift-the-flap book.

My only problem with it is that dogs can't eat chocolate, a fact I'm sure gets pointed out quite a lot.
Oct 29, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids
The Fun with Spot series is about the daily activities of a puppy with all the characteristics of a preschool child. Little pop up features conceal the illustrations on each set of pages, adding to the fun, and the satisfactions inherent in accomplishing and giving are unspoken but evident.
Sadly, the copy we took out of the library had all the flaps torn out. It was still on okay read, but not as fun as it would have been. Natalie liked this because she has recently started to sing nursery rhymes about baking from story time as well as helping us cook.
Sep 06, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ibby2015
Puppe leipoo
Otava 2015
ISBN 978-951-1-26212-1
Louis Cleary
Mar 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
it is quite good i like the food spot makes
Allison Jenkinson
This is a great book. It has some funny parts as Spot bakes a cake for his dad's birthday with his friend a mouse helping. Easy to read. Great illustrations.
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My nephew loves spot! at the moment he is reading book after book. funny thing is hes always done by the time we get home from the library lol.
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun and interactive kids book
Brian Wagner thinks I haven't read this book. But I have.
The Book Box
Mama read this to me this morning. I picked it off the shelf and brought it to her. I liked helping lift the flaps.
Dec 01, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute and cuddly book that warms the heart.
Puppe on aina yhtä ihana mutta kirjassa on yksi pieni ongelma. Puppe leipoo isälle suklaakakun. Koirat eivät saa syödä suklaata. Eli Puppe äitinsä kanssa myrkyttävät isän...
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a child I loved these books, it gives me joy to read these to my son now. As Finn gets older it will be fun rediscovering old favorites through him.
Megan Sutherland
Spot wants to plan a special surprise for his dad's birthday. Spot works with his mother to make a very special birthday cake.
Scott Roberts
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cute book
Feb 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The dog is a very cute dog. Spot makes a cake for his dad. He and his mom make chocolate cake. It is very good. It's a very good book!
Betty Huber
An average book, but Spot is pretty cute (if not a little dim) and if you (mother) and son are baking a cake for son's father, it's right on point.
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Eric Gordon Hill OBE was a popular author and illustrator of children's picture books, best known for his character Spot the Dog. His works have been widely praised for their contributions to child literacy. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours.
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