Today is Grandma's birthday, and Granddad has an ichin', to bake a WHOPPER chocolate cake and traumatize the kitchen! Join the madcap frenzy of making the biggest cake in the world! And the biggest...mess!Today is Grandma's birthday, and Granddad has an ichin', to bake a WHOPPER chocolate cake and traumatize the kitchen! Join the madcap frenzy of making the biggest cake in the world! And the biggest...mess!Read Less
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Publishers Weekly, 2007-07-23 Wilson (Bear Snores On) and Hillenbrand (Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash!) cook up a sweet and jaunty picture book. Their protagonist, Granddad, falls in the bigger-is-better camp, at least when it comes to his wife's birthday celebration. Despite her protestations ("Don't make a fuss, you hear?"), Granddad has an itching to whip up one heck of a confection in her honor. With two canine sous chefs, Granddad gets to super-sizing a chocolate cake recipe that ends up baking in the pick-up truck bed rather than in the tiny conventional oven. Kids will delight in Wilson's bouncy rhyming stanzas flavored with down-home vernacular and the slapdash slinging and flinging of eggs (86), flour (10 bags) and cocoa (24 cups) by Granddad and pups in playfully energetic mixed-media spreads. No one can argue with Granddad's defense to his astonished birthday gal: "Your heart's so big, you deserve a whopper cake!" A chocolate cake recipe (of realistic proportions), with directions in the couple's dialect, is included. Ages 4-8. (July) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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