Friday, May 26, 2017

Margo's Musings: A Piece of Cake


"Surely Little Bird won't mind if I give Chicken some of her cake. " ~Mouse, A Piece of Cake


Margo couldn't wait to read our latest library find. With its bright colors and adorable characters it's easy to see why she picked this one out. Plus, she has quite the sweet tooth and loves dessert. 

A Piece of Cake by LeUyen Pham tells the tale of Mouse, who made a birthday cake for his clever friend, Bird. On his way to deliver it, other animals ask him to trade a piece of the cake for something they have. Since Mouse is so kind- he can't say no to any of the trades, even though he doesn't think Bird will want any of the items. Will Bird be upset when Mouse shows up at his door?


What makes this book so great is that it seems predictable, but it isn't. You think you know what every animal is going to trade for a piece of cake, but you don't. Margo had a blast looking at the pictures and trying to figure out what was going to happen next. She laughed when she found out what Bird did with each item after she had them.  


The vibrant illustrations and Mouse's facial expressions make this a book that will be fun to read over and over again. The predictable parts allow for a younger kid or sibling to chime in. I know Margo and I enjoyed reading this one together- and of course we had to get some of my dad's cake when we were done!

Has anyone else read A Piece of Cake? Or have you read another book by LeUyen Pham? We'd love to hear your thoughts. 


Happy Reading!
~F

50 comments:

  1. It sounds wonderful. I really enjoyed the books we read when I was young, but the imagination and the flair seems to have been taken to new levels in recent years.

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    1. EC- You would enjoy this book. It is vibrant and fun. Picture books are such treasures. :) ~F

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for introducing it! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. As long as Bird wasn't upset, then all was well.

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    1. Alex- Bird has a great reaction! :) ~F

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  4. Sounds like a fun one to capture their imagination as the animals trade away on display.

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    1. Pat- It is a fantastic book! :) ~F

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    1. The Happy Whisk- Isn't it awesome? :) ~F

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  6. A Piece of Cake sounds like my kind of a book :)

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    1. Rachna- It is such a wonderful book! :) ~F

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  7. The illustrations are just lovely. So bright and colorful. I am sad that my two are outgrowing picture books.

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    1. Heidi- This is such a beautiful book. The colors explode off the page. I hope you will get to check it out- your kids may still enjoy it because it is clever. :) ~F

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  8. Sounds like a fun read and what a darling cover!
    Have a great weekend.

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    1. Sandra- Isn't the cover excellent? Such a great book. Have a great weekend too! :) ~F

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  9. Aw sounds cute. Yall are making me want cake so bad, though. lol

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    1. Anna- It really is a cute and fun read! Definitely makes you want cake though! :) ~F

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  10. This sounds so sweet! :) If the cover is any indication, I can tell why she loved the illustrations!

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    1. Meradeth- It is a sweet book. The cover is a great indication of the illustrations. They are beautiful! :) ~F

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  11. Sounds like a fun one to read with the littles...

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  12. the illustrations do look absolutely delightful!

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    1. Dezmond- They really are! :) ~F

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    1. The Armchair Squid- I thought so! :) ~F

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  14. It looks adorable! Now you've really got me wanting to see the expressions on all the animals' faces. :)

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    1. Lexa- Mouse has fabulous expressions. I could so relate! :) ~F

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  15. This sounds a wonderful book, think the younger grandchildren would enjoy it.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Jan- It is a great book and lots of fun to read aloud. Predictably unpredictable. :) ~F

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  16. This looks like a wonderful book. Will have to see if our library has it. Thanks for the info. Have a great week!

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    1. Karen- I hope your library has it! It is adorable. :) ~F

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  17. I love this book absolutely :) :)

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    1. Gloria- As a baker, you will love it. And you will want to make cake! :) ~F

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  18. This sounds amazing, and you have me so curious! I'm going to have to grab this one and see what happens! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. A Belle's Tale- It is a fast read! The pictures are beautiful and the story is fun. Enjoy! :) ~F

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  19. This looks adorable <3
    I'm already in love with the story and pictures. And why wouldn't I be? It's by LeUyen Pham. I read her Princess in Black which had really pretty illustrations.

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    1. Adriana- It is adorable. I didn't realize she did Princess in Black too. I will have to check it out. Thanks for shairng. :) ~F

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  20. I am glad she was able to enjoy reading this one so much! It sounds like it is unpredictable and I think I understand Mouse, I have a lot of trouble saying no myself sometimes!

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    1. Olivia-Savannah- The unpredictability makes it so fun. I can relate to not being able to say no too! :) ~F

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  21. Sounds like a great book! Love the cover!

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    1. Magic Love Crow- Isn't the cover great! :) ~F

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  22. This looks so adorable!

    I'm stopping by for the Get Social Blogger Event - For What It's Worth

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    1. Karen- It is a beautiful book. Thanks for stopping by! :) ~F

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