A Piece of Cake

A Piece of Cake

This is a modern picture-book classic - there's never a dull moment with the Large family! When Mrs Large decides she is too fat, she puts the whole family on a diet. Biscuits and crisps are out; healthy meals and healthy jogs are in. But for hungry elephants, dieting is definitely not a piece of cake! "The Large Family" series has sold nearly four million copies worldwide.

Title:A Piece of Cake
ISBN:9781844285266
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    A Piece of Cake Reviews

  • Melki

    A mother elephant decides she's too pudgy, so she starves her entire family in an attempt to lose a few. Pointless, and cruel. Avoid this one at all costs....

  • Jack Kirby and the X-man

    Another Large Family book by Jill Murphy - and it will be my last!My criticism of the whole series have been that they are written from the parents perspective, rather than the kids. This continues wi...

  • Esther

    The Large Family series of books are just such a delight, I've grown up with this, and always enjoy rereading them. They are such a true reflection of family life, (well of my family life anyway!) and...

  • Ruth

    A Piece of Cake by Jill Murphy is an enjoyable read for children in Key Stage 1. The story is about a family of Elephants, Mrs Large, her husband and their three children. Mrs Large believes she is ge...

  • Dewi

    "I'm fat," said Mrs. Large."No you're not," said Lester."You're our cuddly mommy," said Laura."You're just right," said Luke.Cerita yang kocak tentang Ibu Besar, seekor gajah yang berniat diet. Mengin...

  • Ciara Greed

    I have mixed feelings about this book. Despite there being potential links available for PSHE and the Science topic of healthy eating and different food groups, I feel the message being sent to the re...

  • Gemma

    From an adults perspective it felt like a light-hearted way of acknowledging that not all diets carry on as intended from the start, and that that is ok.However the other messages that could be linked...

  • Isobel

    The large family decide they need to diet. They go for jogs around the park and eat health. A cake arrives from their granny, and everyone sneaks about at night and steals a slice until Mrs Large come...

  • Katie Fitzgerald

    This is not my favorite of the Large family stories. Though all of them are more about the parents than the kids, this one is about an issue (weight) that is not generally of interest to preschool and...

  • Emily Carter-Dunn

    I don't think this book sends a good message to young children about food, their image and exercise. I'm not one for getting so negative about a book, but I would definitely have stopped reading this ...