Impolite Pastries: Rude Cakes by Rowboat Watkins
RUDE CAKES NEVER SAY PLEASE.
AND THEY NEVER SAY THANK YOU.
AND THEY SOMETIMES TAKE THINGS THAT ARE NOT THEIRS.
These cakes may be sugary, but you wouldn't call them sweet! You wouldn't call them goody-goodies, either.
They don't take turns, but they do take ice cream away from babies.
Not since the Gingerbread Boy refused to follow directions and cool it quietly have confections been so contrary. But there is justice. Rude cakes get grabbed by Giant Cyclops, who grab their cans of cola right through the window in their bedroom. Luckily, the Cyclops don't eat cakes. They wear them on their heads.
"OMG! IT'S THE CUTEST HAT EVER!
But the Giant Cyclops persist in being polite. They take great care of their hats.
But Rude Cakes can't control their fresh mouths! When one cake gets put in the bath before bed, he responds impertinently.
"I'M A CAKE!
HOW DIRTY CAN I BE?"
Purple Cyclops may be perfectly polite, but Rude Cakes persist in being perfectly impolite, in Rowboat Watkins' silly and strangely surreal tale. Rude Cakes. Rude Cakes never mind their manners, but kids will eat up this lesson in etiquette learned from baked goods gone bad. In a starred review, School Library Journal says, "This entertaining offering will make for a riotous storytime."