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Where is the cake? /

by The, Tjong Khing.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2007Description: [25] p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm.ISBN: 081091798X (hardcover) :; 9780810917989 (hardcover) :.Language note: Translated from the Dutch.Title notes: $12.95 8-2007 (db)BRA $12.95 9/15/2007Uniform titles: Waar is de taart? English.Subject(s): Picture puzzles | Amusements | Picture puzzles -- Juvenile literature | Amusements -- Juvenile literature | Picture books for childrenA Junior Library Guild selectionSummary: "An adventurous look-and-find book with new stories to follow and items to discover in each browsing."--HNA website.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Mr and Mrs Dog's cake is stolen And that's just the beginning... As they chase the thieves through a variety of landscapes, one calamitous event after another ensues. Told entirely through pictures, this is a look-and-find book.

$12.95 8-2007 (db)

BRA $12.95 9/15/2007

A Junior Library Guild selection

Ages 5 to 8.

"An adventurous look-and-find book with new stories to follow and items to discover in each browsing."--HNA website.

Translated from the Dutch.

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Horn Book Review

(Preschool, Primary) Seldom does a wordless picture book offer such an intricate web of characters and stories as can be found in this Dutch import. On the first page, a couple of black-clad rats steal the cake in question from two dogs who live in a woodland cottage. Meanwhile, a dozen other tales commence: a chameleon gathers flowers; a duckling (one of eleven) strays from its mother; a stork observes. With each spread, the action moves a page's width to the right in a gentle, ever-changing watercolor-and-pen landscape laced with paths and streams. Characters are added (a bunny weeps for her lost toy) or revealed (Aha! It's frogs kicking that ball above the trees!); sketched with deft, cartoon-style minimalism, each is easily recognizable and vibrant with intent. Action develops on all fronts (Is that a trail of blood? No, the weasel's wine bottle leaked). The pace accelerates as animals pursue their various paths (and agendas) up into the mountains: a piglet falls from a cliff but is rescued by the stork; the rats are brought to justice; lots of mysteries are resolved (What was that odd plume? What happened to the cat's nose?). Finally, all is well; everyone shares the cake, even the dinosaur we first thought was a hill. It's worth poring over the clearly delineated details again and again; virtually nothing is wasted in this perfectly orchestrated mix of heroes, mischief makers, near misses, comeuppances, and delightful, farcical humor. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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