Skip to main content
Cover for Sometimes Cake

Sometimes Cake

Edwina Wyatt, Tamsin Ainslie (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Have you ever wanted to celebrate an unbirthday? Or just an ordinary day? A charming story of friendship—and appreciating the small stuff.

Sometimes its your birthday. And sometimes it isn’t. But even if it’s not your birthday, it’s still important to celebrate everyday things like Tuesdays, coconuts, and orange, and also yellow and lions. And monkeys. And purple. Friends Audrey and Lion find pleasure and solace in marking small moments together, with the help of balloons and confetti and drums and games and hats. For anyone who has ever wished for a birthday party every day of the year, this is a story about finding your own reasons to have cake—and to enjoy spending time with good friends.

Candlewick, 9781536217810, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 4, 2022

About the Author

Edwina Wyatt worked as a lawyer and as a high-school teacher before becoming a writer of children’s books. Her books have earned numerous awards, including two Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Books. Sometimes Cake is her first book with Candlewick Press. She lives with her family in Victoria, Australia.

Tamsin Ainslie was born and educated in the UK before she eventually settled in Australia. The illustrator of more than forty-five books for children, she also creates stationery, greeting cards, and children’s games and toys. Sometimes Cake is her first book with Candlewick Press. She lives with her two daughters in New South Wales, Australia.