Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Today, we're bringing you a stop along a DELICIOUSLY DELECTABLE Picture Book tour brought to you by Rachel's Random Resources! It's decidedly SCRUMPTIOUS in all the best ways and a gorgeous reminder of how it's never the gift, but the thought and LOVE behind it that counts! But wait a second...I'm getting WAY ahead of myself. Let's get this party started right with a proper introduction to today's blog tour guest and ebook of choice....
Hector's Perfect Cake
About the book...
Hector is baking a cake for his Granny and he's determined that it's going to be perfect.
But when he discovers that the peanut butter jar is empty, Hector decides that he must head out to find some more, or else his perfect cake will be ruined.
As time begins to run out, Hector's luck begins to run out too. He may have to accept that sometimes perfection just isn't possible…
...this book was so SATISFYING, so DELIGHTFUL, so EYE-CATCHING, so....EVERYTHING...it was an absolute joy to read.
I love that Hector was so worried about getting things just right for his Granny's birthday. He put his whole heart into making that cake and simply wanted her favorite to be the best of the best! When things weren't going his way, he never gave up. When things went past the point of saving, my heart was in my hands because I so wanted to reach out and give him a hug. He put such effort forth and it wasn't his fault things were looking down...but then good old Granny comes through with the best of the best responses to little Hector's worries and reminds us once again that it's not the gift (or the cake!), but the thought, the LOVE behind it that really counts.
About the author...
Lily Clarke is the author and illustrator of Hector's Perfect Cake.
She studied Physics at the University of York and now works as an innovation consultant in Cambridge. When she doesn't have her nose in a book, she runs a small business called Lily in Space Designs, where she sells a range of illustrated products inspired by books and nature. Her favourite animals are badgers, birds and bats, (although she also loves animals that don't begin with the letter B!).
Hector's Perfect Cake is Lily's first book, inspired by her own experiences of dealing with perfectionism.
Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today and be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!