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Clever Cakes

Written by Michael Rosen

Illustrated by Ashley King

Part of the Little Gems Series

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Clever Cakes Review

Books of the Month Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers Humorous Stories about Animals

Rousing, readable stories of young rebels

Interest Age 5-8 | March 2020 Book of the Month

Clever children who use their wits to get the better of much more powerful adversaries star in this duo of stories by the one and only Michael Rosen. Masha escapes a big and thoroughly bad bear in a particularly delicious way, while little Peggy outsmarts her admittedly rather stupid king to win big. Rosen’s lively, direct style make these stories wonderfully accessible for those growing in reading confidence, and Ashley King’s full colour illustrations add to the appeal of this little gem of a book.

Andrea Reece

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High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

About the Little Gems series: Little Gems are in a gorgeous new chunky format, with high-spec production including coloured endpapers and jacketed flaps with activities.  Additional features include high quality cream paper, Barrington Stoke font and illustrations on every page.  They are perfect for 5-8's. These quality stories promote good reading practice for all newly independent readers.

Clever Cakes Synopsis

It pays to be able to think on your feet, especially if you're about to be eaten alive or cheated out of a valuable prize! And in these hilarious comical adventures by storytelling legend Michael Rosen, two clever kids are more than a match for a hungry grizzly bear and a bored and arrogant king! Read along as two super-smart kids triumph in these perfectly packaged fairy tales with a twist ...

From bestselling author Michael Rosen comes Clever Cakes – a duo of hilariously comical adventures boasting smart, fiesty characters and a fun flip on traditional fairy tales. Ashley King's charming illustrations complement Rosen's legendary storytelling and signature wit perfectly. Their debut Little Gem Clever Cakes is a delicious, bite-size, treat of a book!

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ISBN: 9781781129289
Publication date: 15/03/2020
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781129289
Publication date: 15th March 2020
Author: Michael Rosen
Illustrator: Ashley King
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Humorous, Animals
Recommendations: Books of the Month

About Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen is a hugely bestselling author of picture books and poetry. Michael frequently appears on radio and gives talks and lectures on children’s literature. Michael was the Children’s Laureate for 2007–2009 and the winner of the Eleanor Farjeon Award. He lives in London. Michael Rosen on Michael Rosen:I grew up in the London suburb of Pinner, a place my parents often wondered about. How had we landed there? My parents were teachers, politically committed (socialists), and great storytellers and readers. I was lucky to have found them. Most of my adult life, I've ...

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