Fact or Fib
“A group of penguins is called a waddle”
What do you think?
Scroll down to the end of this post to find out the answer.
Where has All the Cake Gone? by Andrew Sanders & Aysha Awwad is a brilliantly fun new picture book from Macmillan Children’s Books.
Delicious cake, mischievous penguins, marmalade and an international adventure take readers on a laugh-out loud journey with Albert as he tries to explain where Dad’s cake has gone. His tall tale gets taller and taller as he adds each unbelievable detail. Could it possibly true? Why not?!
Young readers will adore this book and ask for it again and again. Aysha Awwad’s illustrations are super cute and so full of details. Children will love hunting around the pages for the antics of Albert, the penguins and the kangaroos! My own children would have loved Where Has All The Cake Gone? when they were small and I’m sure it will quickly find its way into the bag of picture books my eldest daughter takes babysitting with her.
Thank you to author Andrew Sanders for joining Scope for Imagination for a fun Q&A:
5 questions with Andrew Sanders, author of Where Has All the Cake Gone?
Describe yourself in 3 words…
Silly, cheery, bad at counting.
Where Has All the Cake Gone? Is a madcap adventure involving a young boy’s attempt to explain why the cake is missing. What’s the most outlandish fib you’ve ever told?
I went to a Summer School in America when I was 12. All the American kids thought England was the size of a postage stamp and that everyone knows everyone in the UK. So I just ran with it and told them that I knew the Queen and convinced them she used to come to the same garden centre as me each weekend.
Hard to say exactly why – but there’s something about the way they hang around in groups together for warmth and their patterns that just makes them seem like the perfect little crew for wacky escapades.
Plus they’re cute.
Do you prefer writing or illustrating?
I love both. That’s like asking if I love chocolate or crisps more.
You appeared on The Chase (and won!) what was the trickiest question you had to answer? To be fair, I loved The Chase. I’d happily do gameshows every day if I could! The trickiest question on my show was probably “Which Battle of 1485 saw the creation of the Yeomen of the Guard?” (I guessed Agincourt. It turns out it was Bosworth Field.)
Fact or Fib Answer:
Both Andy and Aysha guessed fib for this but it’s actually true! A group of penguins in the water is called a raft but on land they’re called a waddle. Other names include rookery, colony and huddle.
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