Rude Cakes


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$16.99  $15.80
Chronicle Books
Publish Date
9.2 X 9.3 X 0.4 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Rowboat Watkins is mostly a dad who likes to tell stories and draw. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.


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"A truly surreal story, crammed with hilarious details and gently laced with an important lesson."--School Library Journal, starred review
"Packed with hilarious details and grin-bringing surprises - and it works in a lovely message, too."--Design Mom
"Kids will be asking-oh so nicely-to 'Read it again, please!'"-Booklist, starred review
"In very few words and completely without preaching, Rude Cakes lets us laugh our way through a lesson on social skills and self reflection."-Wink Books
"Rude Cakes is a classic cautionary tale that also manages to be original, subversive, and very funny."--Sergio Ruzzier, author of A Letter for Leo
"Makes a familiar message about thoughtfulness fresh and tasty."-Publishers Weekly, starred review
"The best picture-book debut of 2015 is Rowboat Watkins' Rude Cakes. "--Phil Nel, Nine Kinds of Pie and The Niblings
"This witty, original debut... with adorably scruffy art and a clever, gag-filled story, Watkins brings a refreshing irreverence to the often deadly mind-your-manners genre."--The New York Times
"The zaniest picture book premise of the year."--Boston Globe
"Wacky!"--Parents Magazine
"Sweet as sugar with just the right touch of strangeness."--Chicago Tribune
"Appetizing illustrations and scrumptious humour."--Babiekins
"Hilarious and full of surprises. Pure picture book genius!"-Antoinette Portis, author of the New York Times Bestseller, Not a Box
"I love this book. I laughed from the first page to the last... a trip to the corner of Please and Thank You, sprinkled with deliciously unexpected twists."--Jill McElmurry, author of Mario Makes a Move and I'm Not a Baby
"It's funny and it teaches some important lessons about manners."--GeekDad