One morning young two sisters wake up and decide they want cake for breakfast. Thus begins their adventure to find cake, with their little brother tagging along, as younger siblings tend to do.
This is the second picture book from authors Daniel Kairys, and Jo Ann Kairys. Inspired by Daniel’s daughters’ story-making, the child-friendly language and kid-logic keep youngsters turning the pages, wanting to see what the siblings and their friends and family will come up with next. This is most evident after they ask their mom for cake for breakfast: “‘It’s too early for cake. How about some lambi ak jon jon?’ Mommy asked.” The girls respond with: “What? That’s snails with mushrooms! Quick! Run away!” Parents get lots of laughs, too, at such offerings as snails and mushrooms, books, or a bike tire instead of cake.
Photos of the children are set into bright, cheery backgrounds featuring collages of various styles -- from paintings to whimsical drawings to photographs and more -- all layered to give a sense of depth and create an enthralling and captivating page. Each illustration has something new and different to delight in. Entirely different from most children’s books, I Want Cake! stands out.