Max Makes a Cake

Max Makes a Cake Cover

Max Makes a Cake

By Michelle Edwards; Charles Santoso (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780449814314, 24pp.

Publication Date: January 28, 2014

Baby sisters can be so annoying
That's what Max thinks. Max needs his daddy's help right now to bake a surprise Passover birthday cake for his mommy. But as baby Trudy fusses instead of napping, and Daddy tries to settle her down, their time to bake is slipping away.
With her warm and pithy storytelling, Michelle Edwards captures the moment in a child's life when he realizes that he has the power to do things on his own.

About the Author
MICHELLE EDWARDS is the author of more than sixteen books for children, some of which she illustrated, including "Chicken Man, " which won the National Jewish Book Award. Her newest picture book is "Room for the Baby, " illustrated by Jana Christy. A lifelong knitter, Michelle has also written an adult title, "A Knitter's Home Companion." She lives with her family in Iowa City.

CHARLES SANTOSO has worked as an illustrator on animated feature films, most notably "Legend of the Guardians, " and on television commercials. His drawings and paintings have been exhibited in gallery shows in Australia, North America, and France. "Max Makes a Cake" is his first book for children. Charles lives and works in Sydney, Australia.