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Thursday 23 October 2014

Review: Annabel's Chewy-Gooey Birthday Cake

Ken Williams was runner-up in the Kids Book Review Unpublished Picture Book Manuscript Award in 2013. Buoyed by his success, he submitted his manuscript to JoJo publishing and is now a published author! As is often the case on the way to publication, Ken’s original manuscript (Too Plain) underwent a name change and became Annabel’s chewy-gooey birthday cake.

I have one word for the finished product: delicious. The rhythm Ken retains from page to page, and his cheeky addition of over-the top ingredients, are a recipe for just plain fun.

Although the title implies that this story is all about cake, it’s actually the chef that I loved the most. He simply would not be defeated.

There will be a few parents who might not want to give their fussy children any ideas, but on the whole, Annabel’s chewey-gooey birthday cake will be a favourite that the whole family can share.

We here at Kids Book Review are so very proud to review Ken’s book, not only because it had it’s beginnings in our Unpublished Picture Book Award, but also because it simply is irresistible.

Title: Annabel’s chewy gooey birthday cake
Author: Ken Williams
Illustrator: Karen Erasmus
Publisher: JoJo Publishing $16.99 RRP
Publication Date: August 2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780987607782
For ages: 3+ years
Type: Picture Book