A Piece of Cake

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Candlewick Press, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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This time the elephantine family is plagued by pounds, and Mrs. Large is determined to lead them on a quest for fitness. The creator of Five Minutes' Peace, A Quiet Night In, and All in One Piece tells another story that parents will enjoy as much as their children will. Full-color illustrations.

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Review: A Piece of Cake (Norsulan perhe)

User Review  - Elizabeth Houchen - Goodreads

A Piece of Cake was a story about an elephant family. The mother thought she was too fat so she tried to get her entire family to go on a diet. The baby elephant said to the mom one day that "maybe ... Read full review

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User Review  - Simone Colwill - Goodreads

I love the large family. They are so laugh out loud funny! This is a great story to share with little kids. Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Jill Murphy's first story about the Large Family, FIVE MINUTES' PEACE, received the PARENTS Best Book for Babies Award and was declared "painfully funny" by THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW. Three more Large Family titles followed, including A PIECE OF CAKE and A QUIET NIGHT IN. Families around the world seem to recognize more than a bit of themselves in these ebullient and down-to-earth elephants. SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL calls their world "instantly recognizable as true to life," and it's easy to see why!

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