MARIGOLD BAKES A CAKE by Mike Malbrough, on sale July 18! You won’t want to miss reading this picture book with your little one.
I’ve been the owner of cats. They like to be alone. The cat in this book is no exception; Marigold prefers to be alone.
Unlike most cats, Marigold prefers to be alone…baking.
Whether you like cats or delectable treats, Marigold Bakes a Cake is a Scrumptious Summer read that goes “full-on feline frenzy” as Marigold faces some unexpected guests.
As someone who loves baking, I found this book to be the perfect recipe. It combines equal parts of humor and charm, a dash of detail in the illustrations that will fill your reading time with laughter and might leave you hungry for cake!
The illustrations are so much fun, and as someone who used to bake and decorate cakes, the details are incredible.
Some might say I am too old for picture books, but I found Marigold Bakes a Cake to be so much fun. I may have read it a few times. The word play is just too much fun!
About Marigold Bakes a Cake:
Marigold, the cat, loves Mondays, for that is when he bakes cakes! With his favorite recipe in front of him, he rolls up his sleeves and gets down to it. He whips up egg whites . . . Easy. He adds a cup of milk . . . Peasy. Then he sprinkles in just a pinch of . . . of Finch?! That’s not right at all! Neither are the smidgeons of pigeons or the spoonsful of loons. Clearly, a chase is in order! Yet all that leads to is a spectacularly messy kitchen. And no cake.
Mike Malbrough was a freelance graphic designer, comic book artist, performer, and teacher with a career spanning two decades before beginning his career as a picture book author-illustrator. He is the director of ORNG Ink, an after-school studio for young artists, and has received several awards and honors for his work in the community with children and teens. Mike lives in Orange, New Jersey, with his wife, two adventurous kids, and a cat named Agnes who hates him.