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Chocolate Cake

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Once cool, enclose in plastic wrap and keep overnight for best results and finish it the following day. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). He uses a range of playful and witty language throughout which has the children in stitches of laughter, who all want to join him on this journey of eating some chocolate cake. He does a great job of creating all the scenes from the poem and I like the way he uses a collage style to create textures. Who has not been woken in the night by a craving for leftover food that you know is just waiting to be eaten in the kitchen?

And then I notice, that as I’ve tidied it up a little bit over HERE, then maybe I could just… even it up a bit over here.Gaggiotti’s illustration especially capture the energy of lively children, something we are gifted with, likewise Rosen’s verse captures the singlemindedness of children, something we see a lot of in our house. This part was tricky as the cake is quite crumbly, and the icing quite firm so the results here aren’t exactly professional – but hey, sprinkles! We’ve been huge fans of his fiction books for children, which include We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and Chocolate Cake. For example, Rosen’s story telling is second to none, therefore this can be harnessed and used to develop children’s own story writing and storytelling. One of the most used moments of this poem in YTP is when his Mum finds out that he ate the chocolate cake, and he looks very nervous.

Michael Rosen confesses his childhood love of the delicious chocolate cake his Mum used to make make in this delectable, mischievous story. Michael Rosen’s stories are often inspired by his own life, and anyone reading Chocolate Cake definitely gets the impression that he might be drawing from his own childhood in this tale of the irresistible cake. I can’t think of a better way to spend a rainy day than with a great book, a happy little girl, and some Thunder Cake. The illustrations are fantastic with wonderful detail and colour which I know will engage children as well as adults!

As this book is written from the authors point of view remembering something that happened as a child. Line by line you can visualise every move made when sneaking downstairs, you can hear the creaks of the floorboards, and taste each and every crumb from the delicious chocolate cake.

Unwrap the cake from the day before and rub the palm of your hand on the cake’s edges to remove any loose crumbs. He illustrated Tiny Little Fly (Walker Books), written by Michael Rosen which won the Bull-Bransom Award in 2011. Now, holding the palette knife horizontally, spread a layer of ganache on the top surface of the cake, making sure that you have an even coating.The story itself is ok and I like the illustrations but the fill-in parts on the page, speech bubbles etc. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until there are no lumps and the batter is smooth. There’s onomatopoeia, rhyme and noises which help to bring the story to life and make it an enjoyable and fun book for children.

upon seeing the chocolate cake is often used in YTPMV's as its tonal nature allows for it to be pitch-shifted into melodies (see Richael Mosen's Michael Does the Can-Can). The illustrations reflect the written story well, and the noises the children and teacher make while reading create a memorable experience.

However, I don't think anything can compare to actually listening to and watching Michael Rosen performing this poem aloud! He’s one of the best-loved figures in the children’s book world, renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and educational campaigner. When you look at the picture of the boy in the book, you can decide whether you think he looks like a very young version of me. Michael Rosen tells the slightly humorous tale of the time he was a child and woke up in the night to look at the chocolate cake in the fridge and ended up eating the whole thing. His mum would bake up a storm, making the most amazing chocolate cakes and if Michael was lucky, he'd get a slice in his school lunchbox if there was any left over.

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