Oh Look, a Cake! (Hardcover)
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A subversively hilarious picture book about a sloth, a lemur, a giant cake, and what happens when you don’t share, for fans of Jon Klassen and Mo Willems.
When Sloth and Lemur come across a giant, mouth-watering cake, they can’t believe their luck. Sloth wonders if they should tell the others, but Lemur is pretty sure they shouldn't. As Sloth lists each friend one by one, Lemur is ready with excuse after excuse as to why it’s better to keep the cake to themselves. In the end, that’s just what they do . . . but then the true owner of the cake comes along. With impeccable comedic timing, ample visual humor, and a subversively hilarious ending, this highly entertaining story, complete with a memorable reminder about the importance of sharing, will have readers young and old giggling at every page turn.
About the Author
J.C. McKee is the author-illustrator of Oh Look, a Cake, his debut picture book. He is an award-winning illustrator and designer whose work has appeared in advertising campaigns internationally. He has illustrated for Disney, Microsoft, and London Underground, and his artwork has been exhibited in London, Sydney, and Tokyo. He lives in London and works for the BBC.
"A worthy addition to the trend of picture books showing the more ominous consequences of one’s actions in an anthropomorphized animal kingdom. The effective use of background color, subtle expressions, gravity, and pacing make this a winning choice for storytime.... Dark and delicious.” – Kirkus
"Kids are sure to get a laugh out of the mischievous Sloth and Lemur finding outlandish rationalization for a cake they have no intention of sharing, and fans of Klassen’s This Is Not My Hat will snicker at the darkly funny ending." – The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Story-time audiences will devour this book’s sly humor, effective page-turns, and subtle visual foreshadowing." –The Horn Book Magazine
"The digital illustrations are placed on pastel backgrounds that allow the animals and their imagined party behavior to stand out....this funny take on 'revenge is sweet' makes for an understated and humorous tale." – School Library Journal