46. Whopper Cake (McElderry Books, 2007)
Karma Wilson & Will Hillenbrand
Today is Grandma’s birthday, and Granddad has an itchin’ to bake a WHOPPER chocolate cake and traumatize the kitchen!
Join in the madcap frenzy of making the biggest cake in the world! And the biggest… mess!
“Opening with birthday balloons and splattered chocolate batter, Hillenbrand combines candy-colored egg tempera paintings with sepia-toned line drawings in jaunty double-page spreads. Judiciously sprinkled with patterns, the compositions are full but never busy.”
“Rendered in ink and egg tempera, Hillenbrand's illustrations spill off the spreads… Full-bodied figures decked out in '70s paisleys and prints, a flower-powered VW driven by the matriarch, and high-energy compositions make this a surefire crowd pleaser.”