2016 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award – New Illustrator Honor
Who knew that cakes were so rude?!
In this deliciously entertaining book, a not-so-sweet cake — who never says please or thank you or listens to its parents — gets its just desserts.
Mixing hilarious text and pictures, Rowboat Watkins, a former Sendak fellow, has cooked up a laugh-out- loud story that can also be served up as a delectable discussion starter about manners or bullying, as it sweetly reminds us all that even the rudest cake can learn to change its ways.
Lacey Walker loves to talk. She talks all day, and sometimes all night. But when she loses her voice, Lacey learns the importance of listening. She learns about all of the things she misses out on every day.
This relatable picture book teaches an important life lesson for preschoolers and older.
If you drop just one soda can out the window, it’s no big deal … right? But what if everybody did that? What if everybody broke the rules … and spoke during story time, didn’t wash up, or splashed too much at the pool?
Then the world would be a mess. But what if everybody obeyed the rules so that the world would become a better place?
Using humorous illustrations rendered in mixed media, these questions are answered in a child-friendly way and show the consequences of thoughtless behavior.
Groups of ebullient mice narrate this humorous text as young children try in vain to get what they want, learning along the way that it is helpful to say “Please,” “Thank you,” “Excuse me,” and “I’m sorry.” Oh, and you have to mean it, too.
As a companion book to the popular Time to Pee!, Mo Willems has created a book on manners in his own signature style.