Author(s): Joyce Dunbar
From Joyce Dunbar and her daughter Polly, author-illustrator of Penguin and Hello Tilly, comes a delicious read-aloud perfect for story time, bedtime and, most of all, baking time! Are you ready? Grab a spoon! Because it's Pat-a-cake time! Come on Jelly Baby, Allsorts Baby and Candy Baby - Pat-a-cake Baby wants to make a very special cake and needs your help, what a job it is! Pitter-patter - get the butter! Glitzy-glossy - whisk in sugar! Jokey-yolky - add the eggs! Sipping-sopping - pour some milk! And don't forget the flour - sieving-shaking! Then there's the baking to do and there's icing to pipe and, at last, the all important ...EATING! A riot of rhyme and action, little children will feel stuffed to the brim full of magic and fun.
Joyce Dunbar spent several years teaching literature to adults. Then, at the age of thirty-five, she decided to fulfill her childhood dream of writing and hasn't looked back. She has had several books published by Walker Books including Baby Bird, Gander's Pond, Panda's New Toy, The Secret Friend, Shoe Baby and Tutti Frutti. Joyce lives in Norwich. Polly Dunbar is a major star in the picture-book firmament. She is the author-illustrator of Dog Blue and Flyaway Katie, and the illustrator of Shoe Baby, written by her mother, Joyce Dunbar. Her best-selling book Penguin has won numerous awards including the Book Trust Early Years Award, the Nestle Silver Children's Book Prize, the Practical Pre-School Award and the Red House Children's Book of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Her collection of titles beginning with Hello Tilly have been made into an animated series, Tilly and Friends, currently airing on CBeebies. Polly lives in Brighton, Sussex. Find Polly online at www.pollydunbar.com, and on twitter as @PollyDunbar.