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Friday, January 15, 2010
Illustrated Friday: Whopper Cake
This book is beyond adorable. I found it by chance at the library a couple of years ago and my preschoolers adored it as a read aloud. Anything by Karma Wilson is pretty much a sure thing (she's the mind behind Bear Snores On and all the similar books as well) but this one is definitely my favorite. Until now I don't think I've read anything featuring this illustrator, Will Hillenbrand, but I think I'll have to remedy that immediately. The rhymes are fun and lilting, the illustrations are attention-grabbing, and it's a good way to introduce concepts of measurement and quantity to little guys and gals as well. Check out these sample lines of the text from the book description: