“This picture book reads like an instant classic…. Oh, yes!” raved Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.
Young children will delight in repeating the refrain “OH, NO!” as one animal after another falls into a deep, deep hole in this lively read-aloud. This simple and irresistible picture book by hugely popular picture book creators—Candace Fleming and Caldecott medalist Eric Rohmann—feels like a classic-in-the-making. Fans of Rohmann’s Caldecott Medal-winning My Friend Rabbit, will be thrilled to see a new book created in the same expressive and comical style.
Why did I write Clever Jack Takes the Cake? Mostly for fun, but also because I wanted to try my hand at writing a fairy tale. I do that a lot as a writer—challenge myself to try new things—and tackling… More about Candace Fleming
Hardcover | $17.99
Published by Schwartz & Wade Sep 11, 2012| 40 Pages| 9-1/4 x 10-3/4| 3-7 years| ISBN 9780375842719
School Library Journal Best of Children’s Books 2012
Kirkus Reviews Best of Children’s Books 2012
Starred Review, School Library Journal, August 1, 2012: “Fleming’s bouncing rhymes and repeated lines…entice readers into an enjoyable delivery complete with snarled sound effects and onomatopoeic exclamations.”
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, July 9, 2012: “It’s a book with the feel of an older classic—and it may well become one.”
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2012: “With text that begs to be read aloud and sumptuous illustrations made by a master printmaker, this picture book reads like an instant classic . . . Oh, yes! This is a terrific new picture book.”