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Friday 7 December 2012

Review: A Great Cake

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." - Albert Einstein

Is there anything more magical than the imagination of a child or indeed the imagination of us? I think not.

This delightful book embraces that, indeed DANCES across the page with it in such a wonderful way that will leave you smiling … and, let's face it, also hungry for cake.

I have been a fan of Tina Matthews for quite some time now, and while I love her other books, I feel like she has done it with this one. She has hit the nail on the head as it were. Or perhaps that should be hit the imaginary nail on the head?

Harvey is keen to bake a cake, but he doesn’t have any of the ingredients? What can he do?

He can bake that cake, using his imagination, that’s what!

The repeated language runs to a perfect beat along with Tina’s beloved wood carved illustrations making this book absolute winner.

If you want a fun book to leave you with the warm and fuzzies and tickle your imagination, then you should pick this one up.

Also, there is a cake recipe at the end. Win.

A Great Cake
Author: Tina Matthews
Publisher: Walker Books Australia, $24.95 RRP

Publication Date: 
October 2012
Format: Hardback

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Type: Picture Book