I Love Cake! (Hardcover)
Starring Rabbit, Porcupine, and Moose
HarperCollins, 9780062278944, 40pp.
Publication Date: May 3, 2016
Bestselling author Tammi Sauer’s characters are both lovable and mischievous. In I Love Cake!, the first picture book featuring irrepressible Moose, orderly Rabbit, and fun-loving Porcupine, Rabbit plans a fabulous birthday party with fun activities and a delicious cake. Porcupine and Moose come to enjoy Rabbit’s big day, but everything goes south when impulsive Moose loses control of his appetite!
With hilarious bits of dialogue throughout, I Love Cake! is not only a dynamic read-aloud, it works as an inspiration for a short play. Themes of friendship and forgiveness come through on every page—and the birthday theme makes I Love Cake! an excellent choice for a birthday gift!
About the Author
Tammi Sauer is the author of such irresistible picture books as Making a Friend; Truck, Truck, Goose!; I Love Cake! Starring Rabbit, Porcupine, and Moose; Your Alien; and Nugget & Fang. Tammi lives with her family in Oklahoma. You can follow her online at www.tammisauer.com and on Twitter @SauerTammi.
Praise For I Love Cake!: Starring Rabbit, Porcupine, and Moose…
— ALA Booklist
Moose’s confessional monologue, which appears in a page crammed with all-caps text, is laugh-out-loud funny (“Is it my fault my mouth’s so big that the whole cake kind of fell right in?” he wails).
— Publishers Weekly
Rozelaar’s digital illustrations portray Moose as a big-eyed, rather bumbling goof (in a wildly patterned and colorful sweater) next to his more delicate (and hapless in the case of Porcupine) friends, setting up the story nicely. A lesson in sharing that goes down as easily as, well, cake.
— Kirkus Reviews
...The cartoon animals are sweet and expressive. Readers will ask for seconds of this fun title. Super for storytime or one-on-one sharing.
— School Library Journal