I wish you all a lovely day this Thursday. I bring you a review of a cute book.
“Hector’s Perfect Cake“, written by Lily Clarke, is a Children’s book, published on November 12th 2020 by Silverwood Books.
I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Lily Clarke for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Hector is baking a cake for his Granny and he’s determined that it’s going to be perfect.
But when he discovers that the peanut butter jar is empty, Hector decides that he must head out to find some more, or else his perfect cake will be ruined.
As time begins to run out, Hector’s luck begins to run out too. He may have to accept that sometimes perfection just isn’t possible…
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About the Author
Lily Clarke is the author and illustrator of Hector’s Perfect Cake.
She studied Physics at the University of York and now works as an innovation consultant in Cambridge. When she doesn’t have her nose in a book, she runs a small business called Lily in Space Designs, where she sells a range of illustrated products inspired by books and nature. Her favourite animals are badgers, birds and bats, (although she also loves animals that don’t begin with the letter B!).
Hector’s Perfect Cake is Lily’s first book, inspired by her own experiences of dealing with perfectionism.
As a Social Educator that has work with children, I’m always interested in reading children’s books and add them to my list for future jobs. Something I enjoyed while working in a kindergarten was telling stories. That been said, this cute story would definitely be one I would have read to the kids.
We follow Hector in his quest for peanut butter so we can make the perfect cake. That’s something we all can understand. Cake and quick adventure. Also, we can all understand Hector’s need for making the perfect cake for his grandma. It doesn’t matter your age, you want to make something special to a loved one when it’s their birthday.
The thing I love is that the message is simple and sweet. There was this feeling of community while Hector went from place to place, and that’s something very good in a book, especially a children’s book, where they can understand the idea of community and helping one another. Then there is the final message that give us an heartwarming feeling.
Another thing I loved was the images. They were colorful in a way that appeal to the story and grabs attention. That’s something I know children would enjoy.
Overall, I had fun and absolutely loved the picture book. I’m definitely going to read it to my cousins in the future, I know they will love it.
A quick note, get read to want to eat. While reading the book, I was actually hungry and even writing this makes me want to go bake a chocolate cake.
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