Tyler Makes a Birthday Cake!

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He measures, he mixes, he pours, and he bakes. Tyler is making a big birthday cake!

The only thing Tyler loves more than cooking in the kitchen is spending time with his dog, Tofu. So, to celebrate Tofu's birthday, Tyler wants to make him a super-yummy cake. The problem is, he has no idea how to bake! Luckily, Mr. Baker has the recipe for success: a cake for Tofu's puppy pals that they can't wait to wolf down, and a treat for Tyler, too.

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Overview

He measures, he mixes, he pours, and he bakes. Tyler is making a big birthday cake!

The only thing Tyler loves more than cooking in the kitchen is spending time with his dog, Tofu. So, to celebrate Tofu's birthday, Tyler wants to make him a super-yummy cake. The problem is, he has no idea how to bake! Luckily, Mr. Baker has the recipe for success: a cake for Tofu's puppy pals that they can't wait to wolf down, and a treat for Tyler, too.

Tyler and Tofu perfected pancakes and made magnifico spaghetti and meatballs. Now they are hungry for dessert. Explore everything that goes into the tastiest carrot cake and then make your own with Chef Florence's two special recipes—one for people and one created just for dogs.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
06/01/2014
PreS-Gr 2—Having made pancakes and then spaghetti, Tyler and his dog are now ready to make a cake for Tofu's special day—but dogs can't eat cake. When the baker who is helping Tyler reminds him that cake for humans is too rich for canines, Tyler is discouraged, but the man comes up with a wonderful substitute: a special cake just for Tofu. The book ends with recipes for two cakes: a carrot cake for humans and a cake with appropriate ingredients for dogs that is shaped like a bone for Tofu. As in the previous two books, Tyler learns where the ingredients come from, as text and illustrations imagine him going with the baker to gather everything and then describe the steps needed to mix all of them together to produce the cake. The large pictures are done with pen and ink, and the digitally colored characters, outlined in blue, are easy to see, making this a book that could be used in storytime along with an actual cake-making project or at home with an adult. Combining a story and a cooking lesson is a novel approach, and it works well for this author and Food Network chef.—Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA
Kirkus Reviews
2014-02-26
Food Network star chef Florence and esteemed graphic artist Frazier serve up a third entry about cooking and food origins. This time it's Tofu the dog's birthday, so his owner, Tyler, wants to bake a birthday cake. Boy and dog visit their favorite bakery, where Mr. Baker offers to let them help bake a carrot cake. The baker whisks Tyler and Tofu off on a magical journey to see where several specialized cake ingredients originate. The story, told entirely in dialogue, is not particularly compelling, and the ingredients, such as raisins, carrots and walnuts, are only mildly interesting as fodder for illustrations. Tyler helps bake the cake, but Mr. Baker decorates it himself and then brings an additional cake suitable for dogs to the party. Frazier's accomplished illustrations use a flattened, childlike perspective, thick outlines and white space to create a strong graphic appeal. Tofu is always a source of visual comic relief, with humorous thought-bubble vignettes and indulging in such antics as barking up a tree or wearing a dripping bowl on his head. The birthday party is an amusing scene with a hydrant-shaped piñata and cavorting canines, though only one of the eight party guests appears to be female. Like most desserts, sweet and enjoyable but not essential. (Picture book. 4-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062047601
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/22/2014
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 465,744
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Tyler Florence

Tyler Florence is a chef and television star of several Food Network shows, including How to Boil Water, Food 911, Tyler's Ultimate, and The Great Food Truck Race. Before joining the Food Network, he served as executive chef at the award-winning restaurant Cafeteria in New York City. He now owns two restaurants—Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco and El Paseo in Mill Valley—and a retail kitchen shop: Tyler Florence West Coast Kitchen Essentials in Mill Valley. He lives in Mill Valley, California, with his wife, three kids, two puppies, four chickens, and a beehive.

Craig Frazier is the author and illustrator of several picture books, including the Stanley series, Hank Finds Inspiration, Lots of Dots, and Bee & Bird. He is also an internationally recognized designer whose work includes six postage stamps for the USPS, including the 2006 Love stamp and the 2010 and 2012 commemorative Scouting stamps. Craig is married, has two children, and lives and works in Mill Valley, California.

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