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Sugar Would Not Eat It

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You don't have to be a cat enthusiast to enjoy Sugar Would Not Eat It, a delightful book about a boy, his new kitten, and a slice of chocolate cake. A humorous and charming read. Recommended for children four and up, and for cat lovers everywhere.
Recommended by Sheila N., Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

MY

Review:

"Who would be nuts enough to pass up a piece of chocolate birthday cake — with blue frosting roses, yet? But a stray kitten found by Leo seems to possess all the maddening intransigence of Bartleby the Scrivener. It never occurs to Leo or the adults in his tight-knit urban community that cats and cake don't mix. Instead, everyone offers Leo advice based on the parental cajoling and nagging they heard as picky-eater kids long ago — all of which is channeled by Leo to great comic effect. 'It took me two hours to bake this cake, and another hour to do the frosting roses,' he kvetches to Sugar, after Jimmy the coffee-cart guy suggests a guilt trip: 'All that, and now you're not interested?' While Sugar's lack of affect is well served by Potter's (The Boy Who Loved Words) flat, naf style, the Diane Arbus — styled characters, coupled with Jenkins's (Toys Go Out) poker-faced ironies, may not play to mainstream tastes. For readers who like their humor on the wry side, however, Leo's exercise should make a precise and highly satisfying hit on the funny bone. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Emily Jenkins is the author of the recently published Toy Dance Party, and Toys Go Out, which received three starred reviews and was an ALA-ALSC Notable Childrens Book. You can visit her on the Web at http://emilyjenkins.com/kidsbooks.html. She lives in Brooklyn.

Giselle Potters most recent book is Wynken, Blynken, and Nod by Eugene Field, called “a mesmerizing bedtime book” (Booklist). You can visit her on the Web at www.gisellepotter.com. She lives in Kingston, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375836039
Author:
Jenkins, Emily
Publisher:
Schwartz & Wade
Illustrator:
Potter, Giselle
Author:
illustrated by Giselle Potter
Author:
Potter, Giselle
Subject:
Food habits
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
Animals - Cats
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Birthdays
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Cats
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20090512
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
8.10x10.90x.40 in. .90 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages Schwartz & Wade Books - English 9780375836039 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

You don't have to be a cat enthusiast to enjoy Sugar Would Not Eat It, a delightful book about a boy, his new kitten, and a slice of chocolate cake. A humorous and charming read. Recommended for children four and up, and for cat lovers everywhere.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Who would be nuts enough to pass up a piece of chocolate birthday cake — with blue frosting roses, yet? But a stray kitten found by Leo seems to possess all the maddening intransigence of Bartleby the Scrivener. It never occurs to Leo or the adults in his tight-knit urban community that cats and cake don't mix. Instead, everyone offers Leo advice based on the parental cajoling and nagging they heard as picky-eater kids long ago — all of which is channeled by Leo to great comic effect. 'It took me two hours to bake this cake, and another hour to do the frosting roses,' he kvetches to Sugar, after Jimmy the coffee-cart guy suggests a guilt trip: 'All that, and now you're not interested?' While Sugar's lack of affect is well served by Potter's (The Boy Who Loved Words) flat, naf style, the Diane Arbus — styled characters, coupled with Jenkins's (Toys Go Out) poker-faced ironies, may not play to mainstream tastes. For readers who like their humor on the wry side, however, Leo's exercise should make a precise and highly satisfying hit on the funny bone. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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