A Piece of Cake

A Piece of Cake by LeUyen Pham is a nominee for the 2016-17 South Carolina Picture Book Award.

Mouse has baked a special cake for Little Bird’s birthday. As he walks to Little Bird’s home, though, he encounters several animals who’d like a piece of cake. Being the kind mouse he is, Mouse trades pieces of cake for some rather random items–a cork, a wire, a net, and a flyswatter. By the time Mouse makes it to Little Bird’s house, he’s all out of cake, and he doesn’t know quite what to do with this odd assortment of items.

Little Bird, however, thinks these presents are wonderful. As he and Mouse make their way back to Mouse’s house, they find a way to make use of these things and get just what they need to make an even better cake for Little Bird’s special day!

A Piece of Cake is an excellent read-aloud and is great for firing imaginations, encouraging generosity, and teaching young readers to expect the unexpected. At the beginning of the story, readers may think they know what’s coming on the next page. By the end, though, they’ll know that things are not always so easily predicted.

If you’d like to promote this book in your classroom or library, feel free to use the book trailer below.

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