Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Where is the Cake?

By Tjong Khing The
Abrams, 2007. 25pp. Picture Book.

When a couple of bold-faced rats dart out of the woods and steal Mr. and Mrs. Dog's cake, the game's afoot as animals large and small take up the chase. Mrs. Dog leaves the house in hot pursuit with oven mitt still on and purse in hand, and heads down the path past Mother Duck and her ducklings headed for the river, a stork overhead, someone (frogs, we later learn) playing soccer behind the bushes. As the dogs chase the rats, the pig family gets involved as Little Pig topples off cliff, and Ms. Rabbit takes a rake in the face. Tjong Khing The's delightful wordless picture book is brightly colored, filled with humor and adventure, great fun for youngsters and their Significant Olders.

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