#blogbookaday: Marigold Bakes a Cake

20 Jun

Marigold Bakes a CakeSummary:  “Marigold the cat loves Mondays, for that is when he bakes cakes! With his favorite recipe in front of him, he rolls up his sleeves and gets down to it. He whips up egg whites . . . Easy. He adds a cup of milk . . . Peasy. The he sprinkles in just a pinch of . . . of finch?! That’s not right at all! Neither are the smidgeons of pigeons or the spoonsfull of loons. Clearly a chase is in order! Yet all that leads to is a spectacularly messy kitchen. And no cake.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: Marigold likes things just so and on Mondays it’s baking day! He’s ready to go to town, when birds start dropping by his kitchen. Soon he’s so frustrated he has to take a walk and decides that if the birds want to learn to bake, he’s happy to teach them… but soon realizes it’s not that easy! (And all that’s left is a big mess and no cake) I loved this precise little kitty who tried so hard to make it work and learned that sometimes it just doesn’t.

Personal Reaction: I love a bunch of things about this book – I love that Margiold is a boy cat (because I started the story assuming Marigold was a girl), I love that Marigold is particular and likes things a certain way, I love that Marigold likes to bake and I loved the illustrations showing all different types of birds in the kitchen with a stressed out kitty with a puffy tail! This is a fun story of a kitty, some birds and absolutely no cake!

Title: Marigold Bakes a Cake
Author: Mike Malbrough
Illustrator: Mike Malbrough
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Date: July 18, 2017

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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