Book Review: Snickerdoodle Takes the Cake

Snickerdoodle Takes the Cake (2017, Holiday House, Picture Book)

snickerdoodle cake

From the publisher:

When Snickerdoodle gets up before the rest of the family, he is thrilled to find one of Mom’s Famous Lemon Poppy Seed Cakes. Unfortunately it has a note on it that says “Do Not Touch.” In this test of his willpower, Snickerdoodle will attempt to bend the rules, and it will not go well for him. But Snickerdoodle will also use his brainpower to devise a plan that just might save the day.
A charismatic clan of chinchillas confronts everyday problems in this humorous story of family life and foibles.


Snickerdoodle Takes the Cake, written and illustrated by Ethan Long, is a fun read for young children and might teach them something about patience. Parents might be disappointed to see that Snickerdoodle faces few consequences for his actions, but he works hard to make it up to his family so maybe that is a lesson as well. The text and illustrations are engaging and have potential for an exciting story time. This is not a quiet bedtime read, and would be great to read to a group of children.

A cute story with fun illustrations, sure to get lots of giggles and interaction from young children when read aloud. Recommended for children ages 3 to 6 either as a read aloud or for independent readers to tackle on their own.

3.5 stars

Thank you to Holiday House for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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