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Marigold Bakes a Cake

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$17.99

Marigold Bakes a Cake is a charming, funny story with clever illustrations and details. The end papers feature different cakes presumably baked by Marigold the Cat, and the cover pages feature Marigold’s house, which looks suspiciously like a cake.

Meticulous Marigold bakes every Monday ALONE. It’s so he can concentrate. But one day a flock of unruly birds interrupts him. Malbrough’s watercolor illustrations are rich, expansive, and convey action well. There is a lot going on with the text as well–including different fonts, colors, and sizes for emphasis. Slight rhyming and alliteration add to the fun. However, the effect is not busy; it is a detailed story that will captivate children and adults alike.

This book would make an excellent read-aloud or story-time choice. I also appreciate that Marigold is not forced to befriend the birds after their activities, which is a refreshing change from most children’s picture book plotlines.

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Author:
Mike Malbrough • Mike Malbrough, Illustrator
Star Count:
5/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
40 pages
Publisher:
Philomel Books
Publish Date:
2017-Jul-18
ISBN:
9781524737382
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Issue:
September 2017
Category:
Children's
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Publication Date

2017-Jul-18

Format

Hard

Publisher

Philomel Books

Issue

September 2017

Page Count

40 pages

ASIN

1524737380

ISBN

9781524737382

Star Count

5

Book Author

Mike Malbrough • Mike Malbrough, Illustrator

“Marigold Bakes a Cake”

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