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A Piece of Cake

by Jill Murphy

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This is a fun story with good illustrations which my daughter enjoyed. However, I had grave concerns about the message which appears to be that it is impossible to live a healthy lifestyle (and that's boring anyway) so we might as well just eat badly and accept being fat. While I understand that people need to be able to accept themselves as they are and that people ought not to be mocked for being overweight, I don't think this book got that particular message across in an acceptable way. ( )
  AllieW | Jan 8, 2010 |
Genre: Fantasy
Age Appropriateness: Primary-Intermediate
Review: This book is a good example of fantasy because the elephants are personified and the storyline is believable but created away from reality. Mrs. Large leads her family on a mission to becoming fit and healthy. Each morning they would go on runs and come back to eat healthy snacks and meals. Their willpower remains strong until Granny sends a cake. They end up eating the cake and accepting the fact that they are supposed to be large, because they are elephants.
Media: This book is a good example of pencil media because the pictures vary in texture, shades, dimension, and blending. The use of colored pencils allow for a wide range of different lines and shading, which enhance the pictures. ( )
  awidmer06 | Jan 5, 2009 |
Genre: This is a good example of fantasy because it makes the idea of an elephant family trying to lose weight seem realistic. ( )
  emily_reed | Dec 14, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 076360111X, Paperback)

This time the elephantine family is plagued by pounds, and Mrs. Large is determined to lead them on the quest for fitness. The creator of FIVE MINUTES' PEACE, A QUIET NIGHT IN, and ALL IN ONE PIECE tells another story that parents will enjoy as much as their children will.

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When Mama Elephant puts her family on a diet, their will power remains strong until Granny sends a cake.

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