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Picknick met taart

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  64 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Told entirely through pictures, The Birthday Cake Mystery is a wordless detective story, filled with humorous details and red herrings!
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 2005 by Lannoo (first published 2005)
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Nicole
Aug 25, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book would be good for older kids that enjoy detective stories or mysteries, however, this book does not work as a picture book to be read straight through. Leave yourself at least 15 to 20 minutes to get through this picture book; you will find yourself constantly flipping back to previous pages in order to figure out what is going on. I found that there were just too many story lines to follow, too many characters that seemed to randomly appear, and just too much going on. This book work ...more
Jen
Gorgeous illustrations and multi dimensional storyline. Excellent book to enhance visual literacy. My three year old loved it but I can see the benefit of viewing it with older kids and early teens to provide a non-textual reading experience. Created by an Indonesian writer/illustrator, I certainly recommend it.
Ellen Myrick
Sep 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wordless
The Birthday Cake Mystery is perfect for the child who thrives on Where's Waldo but is ready for some narrative with his or her seek-and-find. Wordless does not mean there is no plot, and this is the perfect book to hone visual literacy skills.
Halee
Oct 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading Level: K
Interest Level: K-3

This wordless book will keep readers on their toes as they search to solve the mystery through the given illustrations. Even though this book is wordless, the story behind the pictures is great for older students that want a challenge!
ABC
Mar 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
I suppose the English name would translate to "Picnick with cakes"?

This is a wordless picture book. Somebody steals the cakes! Who???

My son enjoyed looking at this strange book. It is a sequel to another wordless picture book, "Where is the cake?"
Fives OnTheFly
Dec 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One could spend hours looking over the wonderful illustrations in "The Birthday Cake Mystery". The whole family had a blast pouring over the pages and trying to discover everything that was going on. Definitely a great book for long car rides for kids who can't yet read.
Betty Caporal
This wordless picture book had very colorful pictures and has multiple characters involved in the story. This book will be great for those students who like to create and reenact stories and make it their own.
Sarah W
Watch for this book in September.
Erin
Great birthday book to share with a young one one-on-one. There are way too many little details to use it during a storytime, though.
Brindi Michele
This wordless book is definitely for the older child....and he/she will spend hours poring over this book, playing detective, discovering different stories and mysteries.
Jie Gao
Dec 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wordless
This book has no words. It is an interesting book in the sense that the stories (yes, multiple stories) are hidden in the pictures, finding which requires quite some efforts.
Jules Hucke
Love this. My daughter has spent hours looking at it and puzzling it out.
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Khing is in 1933 geboren in Purworedjo (Indonesië). Na het lyceum en drie jaar aan de Seni Rupa-kunstacademie in Bandung kwam hij in 1956 naar Nederland om verder te studeren. Al snel kwam hij bij Toonder Studios terecht waar hij strips tekende. Sinds ca. 1971 werkt Khing full time als freelance illustrator, meestal van kinderboeken.
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