Thursday, November 4, 2010
Clever Jack Takes the Cake
I just read Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming.
I think this picture book would be an excellent choice for students in grades 1-3.
In an interesting twist on other traditional Clever Jack tales, this Jack really IS clever. He makes smart trades to acquire the ingredients needed to bake a cake for the princess. He then demonstrates resilience and creative thinking when he is forced to give away parts of the birthday cake to blackbirds, a troll and others.