My Birthday Cake Needs A New Home

An engaging entertaining picture book for children in preschool or ages 6-8

Children - Picture Book
17 Pages
Reviewed on 12/11/2017
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Author Biography

Writing has been a part of Chris Stead’s life since he was very young. In fact, he won the “creative writing” award way back in Year 3 at school as a seven-year-old. During his senior school years, Chris wrote constantly, be it stories while he was sitting at his desk in class not concentrating on the teacher, or writing up news reports on all the sports and experiences the kids in his local neighbourhood enjoyed every day.
Fast forward a little and Chris’ media career could only be described as diverse. Spanning publications and clients as broad as Maxim Men’s Magazine to the University of NSW to Game Informer Australia and Krash Kids Magazine he has spent 20+ years writing and editing across the Australian media industry.
In 2014, Chris launched a new chapter in his writing life. He founded his own company, Old Mate Media, and launched the first of a range of children’s books in The Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly series. Chris’s vision for the company is that other aspiring writers who would like to create their own digital and print publications – no matter what the topic – will enlist Old Mate Media to help them turn their dream into a reality.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

In the storybook My Birthday Cake Needs A New Home by Chris Stead, readers are introduced to a little girl and her mother, who has baked a big birthday cake for her. The cake is so big that they cannot finish it and it does not fit fully into the fridge. The little girl keeps wondering where to keep the birthday cake. She knows if she puts it in her toy box that her little brother might eat it up. She thinks the best place to hide it is in her tummy, but her mom has told her not to eat it anymore. What will the little girl do to find a new home for her birthday cake?

I found the story adorable and funny. Who does not like reading about birthdays and birthday cakes? I like the way the little girl tries to solve the problem of finding a place to keep the big cake her mother has baked for her birthday. It is a good story to read out to children as the little girl’s plight will definitely bring a smile to the faces of young readers. The illustrations are delightful and charming and they bring the author’s words and characters to life. I like the way the little girl tries to solve the problem of finding a place to keep the big cake. The way the story ends is cute and I recommend this delightful story to all parents to read out to their children before bedtime.