Tuesday, March 07, 2017

A Piece of Cake

A Piece of Cake. LeUyen Pham. 2014. 40 pages. [Source: Library]

First sentence: It was Little Bird's birthday. Mouse, who was a very kind mouse, made her a cake. He worked the whole morning through and used up everything in his pantry.

Premise/plot: On the way to Little Bird's house, Mouse meets a handful of animals. Each one he meets--a chicken, a squirrel, a bear, a cow--wants a piece of cake. Each one is willing to trade for it. So by the time he gets to his friend's house, Mouse has no cake and a 'random' assortment of junk: a cork, a wire, a net, a flyswatter. But Little Bird is CLEVER and knows how to get another cake--even though Little Bird's pantry is empty!

My thoughts: I love the unexpectedness of the second swaps. Little Bird has a unique way of problem-solving. And it may not be the adult-reader's way of problem solving! Overall, I enjoyed this one!

Text: 5 out of 5
Illustrations: 4 out of 5
Total: 9 out of 10

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