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3.73  ·  Rating details ·  177 ratings  ·  31 reviews

Cake has been invited to a party. He's very excited! He's never been to a birthday party before and he doesn't know what to expect. But as the candles on his party hat begin to burn and the other guests start to sing, Cake starts to think that this is one party he'd rather not be at . . .

Introducing an irresistibly loveable character, CAKE is a brilliantly funny story from

Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 8th 2018 by Macmillan Children's Books
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Lindsay Ross
Sep 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dark and twisty!
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As an adult I find this really funny. I'm wondering if little kids might be seriously worried for poor Cake!
Sarah Wyatt
The idea of this one is cute, but I felt like it spent more time on him finding his "hat" than it did on the ending. It just ended very abruptly.
Cake gets invited to a birthday party.

Cake is excited to be invited to his first party, and he struggles with what to wear. Finally, on the advice of his pet goldfish, he settles on a hat. The shop assistant, upon learning the hat is for a birthday party, finds the perfect one (view spoiler).

Although he is initially nervous, Cake has a great time at the party until the singing begins. Then he suddenly has a bad feeling. But luckily he is rescued in the
This clever picture book celebrates the excitement of being invited to a birthday party. But it's a cake that's been invited, and he's somewhat naive. He gets the perfect hat and goes on over to the party. But when the singing stops and the candles are blown out, will Cake figure out what's going to happen next? This hilarious book might be a good way to practice making predictions in stories and also point of view.
Alyce Hunt
Cake makes you re-evaluate every birthday party you have ever been to and leaves you feeling remarkably guilty! With a party coming up Cake needs to find a hat, so of course he ends up wearing a hat of icing and candles, but it isn't until his candles get blown out that he realises his mistake... Hilariously funny, with brilliant illustrations jam-packed with all of your favourite party foods.
Stefanie Burns
Cake is invited to a party and needs to dress up. This is a special occassion. Cake tries on many different ones until finding the perfect looks like icing. Cake excitedly goes to the party. Cak is enjoying the party until the lights go out. The next scene shows Cake's friends (ice cream, soda, etc.) running with Cake out the door and away from the house. They just saved Cake's life. Funny premise, but the story is a little thin.
Molly Cluff (Library!)
This was a fun, silly book that is great for making predictions. Cake gets invited to a party, and doesn't seem to realize that this party means he will be eaten. I loved the ending (rather than having the party-goers admit they just wanted him as a guest, which I've seen a lot, a lot of other foods sweep in and perform a daring rescue: "RUN, CAKE!").
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book has one joke, but the buildup of the reader's tension relative to the cake's obliviousness is just perfect. And the ending is surprising and hilarious. Might be a little long for storytime, but I'd like to try it!
Rebecca Ann
If your kids like dark humor similar to Hello Hotdog, or I Want My Hat back, this book is for you. Personally, I was cracking up as cake spends a great deal of time picking out a hat for the party, never considering what generally happens to cake. A great read for preschool and kindergarten!
Cake has been invited to his first party. He needs a new outfit and finds the perfect hat. However when he gets to the party, he soon realizes the guests have other plans in mind.
Laura's Book Addiction
Such a cute and funny read, perfect birthday reading!!
susan nolan
use for k -1 storytime
use for k school visits
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-lit
Semi cute story about the preparations Cake makes in order to attend a birthday party.
Ruth Ann
Cute and funny for the older crowd, but as a child I would have been worried about Cake and then the piñata.
Super cute story perfect for a birthday storytime!
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
Really cute, really quick! Loved the name for the jello. Sounds like a perilous place to live. Fun ending.
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids, picture-books
The end makes the book.
Ms Threlkeld
Surprising ending. Good for making predictions & inferences.
Jun 30, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-book
3.5 stars. Cute, clever, slightly disturbing...
Hanna Yost
This is cute and funny for adults and maybe older kids, but ultimately kind of scary for sensitive little ones!
Bookaday #24. You know it’s gonna be sketchy when Cake comes home from the hat shop... careful readers will see clues to the ending in the background of the illustrations.
Syntha Green
Laugh out loud funny, perfect for storytime
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one turned out differently than I expected and the ending literally made me laugh out loud.
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Funny, clever story
Jul 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 stars for poor Cake who gets all dressed up for the party and then...
Michele Knott
I didn't know what to expect with this one. All I'll say is my thinking changed as I read it.
Just go find it and read it. You'll chuckle....
Apr 05, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The ending happened so quickly! Love the concept though. :-)
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