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Posted July 16, 2007
The Great Cake Bake is Matt Collins first picture book yet, his work surpasses many veteran artists. His illustrations are vivid and polished, shiny is probably a better word. The expressions are animated, and comical. The illustrations are funny, and beg a second look. I also love the animal antics. On nearly every spread Donna Rae¿s cat and bunny rabbit appear in the scenes. Her pets are either peeking from behind a post, or struggling to get a better view. It¿s cute, and adds to the fun. This is my first experience with a Helen Ketteman¿s work, and I must say I¿m impressed. Ketteman¿s writing is humorous without over embellishing. She¿s description, yet the terminology is age appropriate. The book is recommended for children 5 to 8, which I think is appropriate as it takes about 5-minutes to read aloud. The author sets the scene, grabs the reader¿s attention, and keeps us interested until the end. This book has accompanied my 6-year old to bed every night in the last few weeks. He adores it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.