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Cake for Everyone by Thé Tjong-Khing



Such a beautiful book! The story develops through the illustrations as there are no words, the pictures say it all. It is an intriguing book with a whole range of stories for your imagination on every page.

Time for cake! But the eagle swipes up the blanket and flies away. The animals chase after to find all their stolen picnic things.

Thé Tjong-Khing’s visual storytelling slows us down and invites us to look more closely. Can you remember everything on the blanket? Hat, ball, doll, feather, cake? Who is hiding in the bush? What has the dog seen on the cliff? How will pig get back her sun umbrella? Why is the rabbit crying? And how can there be cake for everyone when the very hungry rat family has eaten it already?

Gecko Press are working with Thé Tjong-Khing. Interesting illustrator...

'Thé Tjong-Khing (born in 1933) is a children’s book illustrator based in the Netherlands. He was born in Indonesia, attended the Seni Rupa Arts Institute in Bandung, and moved to the Netherlands in 1956. As a child he was interested in the "Tarzan" comic strips of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Thé has won the Golden Pencil Award three times (a major Dutch children’s book award), and in 2005 the Woutertje Pieterse Prize for Best Dutch Children’s Book for his book Waar is de taart? (Where is the cake?), a wordless picture book which was also nominated for the German Youth Literature Prize in 2007.'

Collect all the missing objects, find out who they belong to, and come back home for more cake in this cheerful, wordless look-and-find story that culminates in the delightful reward of sharing.

A delight to read and share with young children and their powers of observation are superb.

Sue Martin

Children's Literacy Specialist

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