Rude Cakes by Rowboat Watkins

Published by Chronicle Books 

Summary: It’s the classic battle, cake versus cyclops. In this quirky story, a rude cake never says please, thank you, or I’m sorry. One night, while resisting his parents’ demands to go to bed, he’s plucked from his house by a giant cyclops. It looks like the end for this cranky confection, but it turns out that the cyclops just wants him for a hat. Furthermore, unlike the pouting pastry, the cyclops and its friends are models of polite behavior. The cake eventually gets the hang of things, and asks to please be returned to bed. The final page shows the contrite cupcake at last sharing and generally being a model of politeness for his friends.  Ages 3-8.

Pros: A decidedly original take on manners. This will elicit some giggles for sure.

Cons: It took me a second to recognize the flying saucer-shaped protagonist as a cake.

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