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There's a smell I can't ignore.
It's wafting through the kitchen door.
It's time for me to find out more.
I think it might be cake.

How do you resist the most amazing cake ever? Especially when your mum has left a note saying that you MUST NOT eat the cake?

This wonderful rhyming text from Simon Philip, author of You Must Bring a Hat, is illustrated with huge energy and humour by Lucia Gaggiotti.

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16th May '19
I read it to Wilsy aged 5 aged 5 , to Catch baby group aged Under 1 to 4 & to Zachy aged 2 aged 2
I Really Want the Cake 9781783708017
5 stars
I read this with my son who is 5 and he Gould read alot of the words. Then to my baby and toddler group. Its lovely, so well written. A little girl really wants the cake and can't forget about it! Reminded me of my 2 year old who loves cake! He loves the story too! 
26th August '18
I read it to FreddyBoggis aged 6 aged 6
I Really Want the Cake 9781783708017
5 stars
This is a really fun rhyming book, with great illustrations. There's a cake and the little girl really wants it, and is trying so hard to resist. In the end she takes a bite, but is one bite enough. A really fun book, that my little boy enjoyed.
20th November '18
I read it to Samuel aged 2 aged 2
I Really Want the Cake 9781783708017
5 stars
I Really Want the Cake is a delight – pure joy from start to finish. The rhyming verse with its cake refrain is great fun to read aloud and I can vouch that it stands up to repeated readings (my son always asks to hear the book at least twice on the bounce).

The story is one of temptation. Mom has made a magnificent chocolate cake and then gone out, leaving her daughter strict instructions: she must not eat the cake. This is too much for the little girl and her pet dog to bear. They try hard to resist. They leave the kitchen and employ all sorts of distraction techniques but the lure of the chocolate cake is too strong.

I absolutely love Lucia Gaggiotti’s illustrations; they are so full of energy and humour and really bring the story alive. She has given us a wonderfully expressive main character with many different guises. One minute she’s dancing as she smells chocolate cake wafting from the kitchen, the next she’s a gun-slinging Wild West hero (the gun in her holster replaced with a fork and spoon). She is also a Chinese warrior, explorer and superhero.

This is a funny, highly entertaining picture book. Grab yourself a copy – you’re in for a treat.
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About Simon Philip

Simon was born in Chichester in 1988 and has lived there ever since, although he occasionally leaves to buy milk. After gaining a 1st class degree in History at Exeter University, he immediately put his skills to good use working as a barman at a local pub. He soon grew tired of the owner calling him Andy, and so, naturally, decided to become a primary schoo...

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About Lucia Gaggiotti

Chris Butterworth is the author of over seventy books, mostly non-fiction, and has written on subjects as diverse as disasters, hiccups, basketball and snakes. She lives in Penzance, Cornwall.

Lucia Gaggiotti is a graphic designer, packager and illustrator whose illustrations o...

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