Thursday, November 18, 2010
Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming illus by G. Brian Karas
Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming and illustrated by award winning G. Brian Karas is a fun new book that is a fairy tale at heart. I love this story of a little boy named Jack who gets an invitation to the princess' birthday party. I love the resourcefulness of Jack. He trades his beloved items for ingredients to make a cake only to have the cake torn apart. In the end it is the story that pleases the princess. When I read it I had a feeling of an O'Henry story....but for kids. This is such a sweet and lovely fairy tale that I would have wanted as a child.