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Rude Cakes
by Rowboat Watkins


Overview - 2016 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award New Illustrator Honor
Who knew that cakes were so rude? In this deliciously entertaining book, a not-so-sweet cake who never says please or thank you or listens to its parents gets its just desserts. Mixing hilarious text and pictures, Rowboat Watkins, a former Sendak fellow, has cooked up a laugh-out- loud story that can also be served up as a delectable discussion starter about manners or bullying, as it sweetly reminds us all that even the rudest cake can learn to change its ways."
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Overview
2016 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award New Illustrator Honor
Who knew that cakes were so rude? In this deliciously entertaining book, a not-so-sweet cake who never says please or thank you or listens to its parents gets its just desserts. Mixing hilarious text and pictures, Rowboat Watkins, a former Sendak fellow, has cooked up a laugh-out- loud story that can also be served up as a delectable discussion starter about manners or bullying, as it sweetly reminds us all that even the rudest cake can learn to change its ways."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781452138510
  • ISBN-10: 1452138516
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • Publish Date: June 2015
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 9.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Manners & Etiquette
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Values & Virtues

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-04-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

So what’s it going to be, kid? Are you a Rude Cake or a Giant Cyclops? Watkins, a former Sendak Fellow, debuts with an absurdist “Goofus and Gallant” story for the 21st century, about a thuggish, pink two-layer cake. “Rude cakes never say please, and they never say thank you, and they sometimes take things that don’t belong to them,” writes Watkins as the inconsiderate, ungrateful, and selfish cake bullies other sweets and disrespects his four-tier parents. But when the cake is spirited away to a land where goofy—but extremely polite—Giant Cyclopses use cakes for “jaunty little hats,” the cake discovers a way of life that’s kind, patient, and affirming (“Giant Cyclopses always say thank you, and they always say please”). Watkins’s delicate lines and translucent colors give his story a sly, understated humor, and his liberal use of verbal asides (“Seriously,” says the cake as it sulks in a tub, “I’m a cake... How dirty can I be?”) make a familiar message about thoughtfulness as fresh and tasty as his confectionary cast. Ages 3–5. Agent: Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio. (June)

 
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