The Cake Thief is a charming picture book written and illustrated by Sally O. Lee.
Clarence, who lives in a small house with a purple door, is anti-social and no one quite knows why. He also likes to steal cakes of every size, shape, flavour, and colour. This goes on for quite some time until the day when he finds under the cake cover not a cake, but a mysterious invitation addressed to The Cake Thief. He is invited to a party, and only has to bring a cake.
Clarence doesn’t realize that everyone in town, including his cat, knows that he is the cake thief. He does know that he can’t steal a cake to take to a party. What shall he do?
Clarence’s dilemma is solved through some hard work, and he learns a few things that help him find different ways to handle things.
The story is simple and sweet, and the vividly coloured illustrations are delightful. There is a softness and sweetness to them that the reader will find very endearing.
I can wholeheartedly recommend this book. Kids will love it for the story and the illustrations.