The Carrot Cake Catastrophe – Book Review

The Carrot Cake Catastrophe is a beautiful new children’s picture book from Parragon books.  Written by Elizabeth Dale and illustrated by Gemma Raynor this book is an absolute delight, both to read and visually.

Parragon carrot cakeThe story follows Jenny rabbit and her Grandad as they attempt to make a delicious carrot cake for mummy rabbit’s birthday.  Unfortunately Grandad doesn’t have his glasses on and they end up using soap instead of butter, salt instead of sugar etc.  As you can imagine this is a total recipe for a Carrot Cake Catastrophe!

Fortunately all turns out well in a little twist at the end of the book.  I read this to my two children who really enjoyed the fun storyline.  They love baking so thought it was hilarious hearing the ingredients that Grandad was adding to the cake mixture.  They also enjoyed the pictures which really bring the story to life.  They pages are beautifully illustrated – a real delight.

Carrot cakeAs a bonus at the end of the book, there is a carrot cake recipe, one we are keen to try out.  The Carrot Cake Catastrophe is a lovely book that I’d definitely recommend.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the products in order to write the reviews.

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  1. Mummy of Two says:

    That looks like a lovely book and I really like the added recipe in there.

  2. Tina Mansfield says:

    what a cute book, looks lovely!

  3. I love that style of drawing, so pretty and cosy. I really panicked when I saw the title – I thought you’d had a disaster!

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