Rude Cakes

Rude Cakes by Rowboat Watkins. Chronicle Books, 2015.

Manners books. They sound so dull, but they can be so much fun! As a child, my favorite was The Thingumajig Book of Manners, with its gross antiheroes. For the past few years, my daughters and I have loved Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller, which is terribly clever and very fun to read aloud.

We have a new favorite. This one had us laughing so hard that Mr. B came in to check on us!

You may think cakes are sweet, but this little cake? This cake is rude.

Poor little marshmallow.

This cake never says please or thank you, never listens, doesn't wait its turn on the playground, and calls other sweets names.

Then suddenly, the book switches gears. Along comes a...


Oooo, what do giant Cyclopses love?

Well, the next page made us laugh so hard that I feel it would be rude to share with you. You must grab a copy for yourself!

For more on Rude Cakes, check out the official page at Chronicle Books, where you can download an activity kit and poster. There is also a cute craft over on the Chronicle blog. Then head over to the brilliant A Picture Book Life to see the adorable craft cooked up by Danielle.

[And please forgive my sad little cell phone pictures. Once again, I can't find my camera charger!]

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  1. I love this! I want it! It's adorable and looks hilarious.

    1. It's so much fun! My husband told me that Little Sis read it again to him last night, and Big Sis wants me to read it to her 4th grade class - even though it's a picture book - when I bring her birthday cupcakes on Friday. :)

  2. WHAT?! how did I miss this?? Rude Cakes, oh that's brilliant!!! want to hear a hilarious and sad story? you know those old fashioned manners books that were re-issued, "Manners Can Be Fun" and there's a few more, anyway we have two of them and Julia has told me that when she gets into trouble she gets really sad and then goes to her room and pulls out her manners book and looks through it. OH MY STARS.

    1. Hahaha! That's so sweet and funny. This one is pretty hilarious. The Cyclopses are so polite. Heeeheehee! You must read it!


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