A Cake for Herbie
Written and Illustrated by Petra Mathers
Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2000
This beautifully-rendered picture book is about a duck named Herbie who desperately wants to win a cake at the local poetry contest. When he performs his poem, the audience doesn’t appreciate it, and Herbie leaves, cakeless and in shame. He wanders in to a restaurant kitchen called the Ship’s Inn and finds a whole group of willing and appreciative listeners, and Herbie not only finds acceptance, but a cake to share with his friend Lottie to boot.
The poem Herbie says is an A-Z poem, great for young children who are expanding their vocabulary. Covers SOL K.5, 6, 8, and 9– the Kindergarten Reading SOLs.
Accessed: Augusta County Library