Spot Bakes a Cake by Eric Hill – Baby Book Review
Spot Bakes a Cake by Eric Hill stands out on a bookshelf as one of the only light green baby books.
Curiously the background color of the cover of the book is different than the color of the interior pages. The plain white of the inside pages does provide a good contrast for the cute images of Spot and his adventures.
Most of the pages utilize the “lift-the-flap” feature to hide Spot.
Spot Bakes a Cake has a small flap with a specific design on most pages. My daughter particularly loved the flap of chocolate which folds down to reveal Spot carrying two armfuls of chocolate bars.
Hill’s images are bright and colorful. All pictures have a strong contrast against the solid white background. Text is presented in a large, black font with only a few words on each page.
Spot enlists his mommy’s help to bake a cake. The story revolves around their adventures completing the cake. The text is simple enough for toddlers with mostly one syllable words and basic sentences.
Arya really liked the “lift-the-flap” design and she reached out several times to try to lift the flap and find Spot on her own. The author, Eric Hill, uses Spot in all of his books making the cute dog a familiar sight for young readers.
Spot Bakes a Cake costs (including shipping) $7.99 new and $3.99 used from Amazon.