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A party isn't a party without cake! Cake has been invited to a party. He's very excited! He's never been to a birthday party before. And he doesn't know what to expect. But as the candles on his party hat begin to burn and the other party guests start to sing, Cake starts to think that this is one party he'd rather not be at . . . Introducing an irresistibly loveable character, Cake is a brilliantly funny story from the award-winning creators of Supertato , I Need A Wee and Barry the Fish With Fingers . Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet fans will be roaring their support for this delightful picture book hero!

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3rd April '18
I read it to Leximoo aged 6 aged 6 , to Cora14 aged 3 aged 3 & to Kion16 aged 1 aged 1
Cake 9781509827435
5 stars
This book is fantastic as all sues and Paul's are with brilliant illustrations. My kids couldnt wait to read this when it came and we have read it countless times now. So funny and enjoyable story and illustrations. This book follows cake who has been invited to his first party but cake doesn't have a clue what happens. So off cake goes to find a hat then he goes to the party ....... I won't spoil what happens to cake but definitely recommend this book. My kids have been reading it to everyone who visits us at the minute and we read it at least once a day. 
17th April '18
I read it to LA12 aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Leo thought this book was fantastic! The story is about a birthday party that Cake has been invited to. Cake hasn't been to a party before and isn't sure what to expect, however he eventually finds a new party hat to wear and arrives at the party. Leo has been to lots of birthday parties before so found it particularly funny when they began to sing Happy Birthday and a 'gust of wind' made everything go black. Make sure not to miss the page at the end - children familiar with party games will find it very funny. Last week Leo took the book to school to share with the other children in his class and said they all really liked it. 
15th November '18
I read it myself (an adult) & to Primary aged 4 to 11
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5 stars
A hilarious read for children (and adults) of all ages. The fab illustrations add to the humour of the story. It’s a firm favourite at story time with my Reception class. Top marks!! 
24th March '19
I read it to Lottie13 aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
A great book for birthdays or even to give as a gift. A funny story about Cake, who gets invited to a party but doesn't know what to wear as he hasn't been to a party before. Enjoyable throughout, a lovely book to share. 
28th March '18
I read it to Squirt aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
We all thought this book was brilliant! Right from the front cover (the sparkles drew her right in). A very funny story of an innocent cake who only wants to enjoy a birthday party, with no idea what happens to cakes at parties! The character of cake is very sweet and likeable and my daughter was quite worried about what would happen to him, luckly it's a happy ending! 
The illustrations really made her giggle and she loved the extra bit on the last page, which we missed the first time round. 
28th March '18
Ellielebugjnr read it themselves aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Sophie read this to herself, it looks bright and colourful and she spent ages carefully going though all the pictures pointing everything out and was laughing along. Poor cake doesn't want to be pudding! thankfully cake is rescued by fellow chums.
18th April '18
A-hannonle read it themselves aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Awesome sparkly cover, lovely illustrations, and a fun story means that Cake has become part of our bedtime book rotation. That makes it a winner to me! 
5th October '18
I read it to BellaCam aged 7 aged 7 & to LeoCam aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
we love sue hendra books and this one didn't disappoint. Cake has a party to go to and is on the look out for the perfect hat. She finds one but then the party start singing "happy birthday" and we all know what that means.... will cake get eaten? you must have a read to find out. Fun illustrations 
29th March '18
I read it to eriklundholt aged 4 aged 4
Cake 9781509827435
5 stars
We loved this story the pictures are lovely and the story is very funny although I might have trouble getting my son to eat cake now ☺ it is deffinatly going to be one of our favourites 
29th March '18
I read it to Madh aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
What a funny and cute storyline! My son laughed his head off when he thought the cake was going to be eaten. The front cover is so inviting with beautiful illustrations. One for the family!
30th March '18
1breakdancer read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
Cake 9781509827435
5 stars
When I asked my son his views on Cake he said "nice", "yummy" so I had to explain I meant the book of the same name! We thought this book was absolutely hilarious and have read it several times in 48 hours. I even made an adult visitor read it as it is so amusing. We missed the very last page on the first couple of reads but we love it even more now we have discovered it - I won't spoil the ending here, though! The illustrations are very sweet and there's plenty to chat about - such as which outfit you prefer, which hat you would choose, spotting the party food spies, discussing favourite party games. A huge hit in this house!
30th March '18
Linus read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
The wonderful Sue Linnett and Paul Hendra are back with another unique character. This is such a fun and quirky book. Like most adults have experienced at some time, Cake isn't sure why he's been invited to a party. It seems Cake might have misunderstood the reason behind the invite, fortunately he doesn't end up in the party bags.
The usual fun and funny illustrations and roll along story from this lovable duo. My 6 year old is on the top end of the target age range for this one but immediately asked to read it again, always a good sign.
10th June '18
I read it to Little_Man aged 5 aged 5 & to Little_Miss aged 5 aged 5
Cake 9781509827435
5 stars
We all really enjoyed the story of Cake, and his (mis)adventure at a birthday party. The illustrations are charming and my little ones particularly enjoyed spotting the other characters hidden in the pages. The twist in the tale is fabulous and the whole book is a firm favourite at bedtime.
6th April '18
I read it to Skye aged 5 aged 5 & to Rocky aged 5 aged 5
Cake 9781509827435
5 stars
This is such a brilliant book! The illustrations are fabulous - so vibrant and fun to look at. It is extremely well written with an hilarious surprise twist that really made my daughters laugh. An absolutely perfect picture book. 
31st March '18
I read it to Noah aged 7 aged 7 & to Flynn aged 4 aged 4
Cake 9781509827435
5 stars
We're big fans of Sue Hendra thanks to her wonderful 'Supertato' series of books so we couldn't wait to read this story. Cake is very excited as he has been invited to a birthday party. He's never been to one before and can't decide what to wear. Luckily he manages to find the perfect outfit and heads off feeling a little nervous but very excited. Cake enjoys the start of the party but starts to worry when things start to take a strange turn and everyone starts singing. What could possibly happen next?

This book is amazing. The story is very funny with some fantastic characters. We especially liked Cake's best friend Fish. The surprise ending was hilarious and the last page of the book adds an amazing extra twist to the story. The illustrations are fantastic with so much detail on each page. We would definitely recommend reading this book a few times as each time we read the story we found more details and characters hiding that we had missed before. A brilliant book!
24th February '18
I read it to Jah1234 aged 11 aged 11
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5 stars
Cake is adorable! He has been invited to a party and is so excited to go. He's never been to a birthday party before and he doesn't know what to expect. Cake begins to wish he wasn't at the party when his hat begins to burn due to the candles on it! Superbly written, funny and great for both kids and adults alike. 
9th January '19
I read it to Soopa aged 4 aged 4
Cake 9781509827435
5 stars
This is a fabulous, funny book. We came across it in the library and loved it straight away. Poor, innocent and unsuspecting Cake gets invited to a party - he doesn't realise what happens to cake at parties. The tale might be a bit predictable for adults but even though you know what's coming it's still really funny. Would make a lovely birthday present.
18th April '18
I read it to Kerfuffle aged 4 aged 4
Cake 9781509827435
4 stars
We always love Sue Hendra's books and this was no exception! The book was bright and my 4 year old son thought it was really funny. There are lots of surprises and it was good for my son who learning to read as he could read many if the words. I think this would be a great birthday present given the central character is a birthday cake!
 
14th August '18
I read it to decemberbaby aged 1 aged 1
Cake 9781509827435
4 stars
This is the story of a cake who gets invited to a party, but has no idea what is in store for him there. Cake goes to all the trouble of finding a new (candle) hat to wear to the party, is excited to turn up, but then the singing starts and he gets very scared. Thankfully he is rescued in the nick of time, and gets safely back home to his pet fish.  

We enjoyed this story, but I'm not sure the addition of the poor pinata turning up for the party on the last page was really necessary, or that younger children would really 'get' this joke. 
7th November '18
I read it to aiwilford aged 6 aged 6 & to mrwilford aged 4 aged 4
Cake 9781509827435
4 stars
This is such a funny book about a cake getting dressed up for a party but doesn't know he's in trouble. The other food at the party save the cake but then the pinata turns up! My little ones enjoyed this book and liked the cake dressing up. My little girl was sad that the cake was going to be eaten but my boy found it funny. 
10th April '19
I read it to G aged 11 aged 11 & to OA aged 5 aged 5
Cake 9781509827435
3 stars
We read this for lo’s recent birthday..

 I definitely need to start pre-reading books...as this was not what we were expecting!!! 

Lo loved seeing cake dressed as evil pea/supertato when he was trying on ‘hats’.

No spoilers...but never has a book elicited such a unanimous     “Noooooooooooo!!!” At Cake’s potential fate...

We enjoyed parts, the ending for Cake...and luckily Piñata has some friends too.....!!! 

3 stars for the parts we enjoyed...I’m sure other children will totally love it. 
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