THE LITTLE BOOK OF KING CAKE
The Little Book of King Cake is the story of Miley, a third grader who has to bring a king cake to school. But what king cake should she bring? There are so many types to choose from, it makes her want to cry!
With the help of a giant, flying baby and a team of talking pastries, Miley visits some of New Orleans' favorite bakeries searching for the perfect king cake and hoping to discover the answer to that most important of Mardi Gras questions: what makes king cake special?
What child isn’t excited to get the baby in the king cake? But it’s not all fun in games for third grader, Miley. After finding the baby in her slice of cake, she is crowned Queen of her classroom and quickly learns her new power comes with responsibility.
As Queen, it’s Miley’s job to bring the next king cake to class, and she wants to make her friends happy by bringing the perfect one. Which king cake should she choose? New Orleans has hundreds of different kinds and everyone has a different opinion about what makes Louisiana’s favorite confection special! But with some advice from her dad and the help of a four-and-a-half-foot-tall plastic baby and a team of talking pastries, Miley tries to get to the bottom of Mardi Gras’ most pressing question once and for all: who makes the best king cake?
From Matt Haines, author of mega-hit The Big Book of King Cake, comes the children’s book adaptation of Matt’s very own king cake story. The Little Book of King Cake is brought to life through Matt’s expert storytelling and the marvelous art of Louisiana illustrator Aileen Bennett. It’s a great addition to the library of anyone who loves The Big Book of King Cake, as well as the perfect holiday or Carnival season gift for the little king cake lovers in your life