Pat-A-Cake Baby by Joyce Dunbar

Pat-A-Cake Baby

Written by Joyce Dunbar
Illustrated by Polly Dunbar

3+ readers   Baby and Toddler   Picture Book Party   
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It’s the middle of the night, but little pat-a-cake baby wants to bake a special cake and does, with the help of three laughing, mischievous baby helpers. And what fun they have – mixing the ingredients, whisking, stirring, sieving and shaking. The story is told in rhyme that is real fun to read aloud, and Polly Dunbar’s illustrations are full of life. As the little bakers dance and frisk across the pages, it’s impossible not to feel as light-hearted and joyful as they look. The story concludes with the cake baked and on a plate, with a slice for you, and a slice for me – and a slice for the Moon, who turns up for tea. Delicious! ~ Andrea Reece


Pat-A-Cake Baby by Joyce Dunbar

From Joyce Dunbar and her daughter Polly, author-illustrator of Penguin and Hello Tilly, comes a delicious read-aloud perfect for story time, bedtime and, most of all, baking time!

Are you ready? Grab a spoon! Because it's Pat-a-cake time! Come on Jelly Baby, Allsorts Baby and Candy Baby - Pat-a-cake Baby wants to make a very special cake and needs your help, what a job it is! Pitter-patter - get the butter! Glitzy-glossy - whisk in sugar! Jokey-yolky - add the eggs! Sipping-sopping - pour some milk! And don't forget the flour - sieving-shaking! Then there's the baking to do and there's icing to pipe and, at last, the all important ...EATING! A riot of rhyme and action, little children will feel stuffed to the brim full of magic and fun.

About the Author

Joyce Dunbar

Joyce Dunbar was born and brought up in Lincolnshire. She taught English for 20 years before becoming a full-time writer. Her books for children include This is the Star, which became a world-wide best-seller, and Mundo and the Weatherchild, which was runner-up for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award. The popular Mouse and Mole series has been animated for television with the voices of Alan Bennett and Richard Briers. She lives in Norwich.

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Book Info


40 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

4th August 2016




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