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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User Review  - AllieW - LibraryThing

This is a fun story with good illustrations which my daughter enjoyed. However, I had grave concerns about the message which appears to be that it is impossible to live a healthy lifestyle (and that's ... Read full review

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User Review  - awidmer06 - LibraryThing

Genre: Fantasy Age Appropriateness: Primary-Intermediate Review: This book is a good example of fantasy because the elephants are personified and the storyline is believable but created away from ... 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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