Hector’s Perfect Cake by Lily Clarke – Review

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Our book review for today is Hector’s Perfect Cake by Lily Clarke. An adorable badger who is baking a cake for his gran and he wants it to be perfect. However when he drops a jar of peanut butter he sets off to the shop to buy another, but things don’t go to plan as he goes off to hunt for the last jar.

Hector's Perfect Cake

Book Description

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…

What I Thought

We absolutely adored this book. It’s bold, bright and perfectly illustrated. Look carefully at the illustrations to find more details in the background! The paragraphs are not to long so you will be able to keep the attention of a young child.

As a 4 year old, L doesn’t quite know what perfection is. But this has helped me to explain to her that we can all aspire to be perfect, but it’s not always possible, but that’s still totally fine. There are always unknown things that can test us and are out of our control. Therefore we must find ways around this. Hector learns this in the end.

A beautiful 5 star picture book read.

Author Bio

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. 

Social Media Links

Twitter – @lilyclarkex

Instagram – @lilyinspacedesigns

Facebook –  https://www.facebook.com/lilyclarkeillustrator

Where can I buy?

You can buy Hector’s Perfect Cake direct from the website, Etsy and from *Amazon.


Blog Tour for Hector’s Perfect Cake

Here are the other blogs on the tour for Hector’s Perfect Cake. You can check out their reviews and content. Read what they think!

Hector's Perfect Cake blog tour

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