For anyone who has ever wished for a party every day of the year, this is a story about finding your own reasons to have cake.

This is the story of two friends learning the joy of celebrating the every day because sometimes it's important to enjoy things like Tuesdays, coconuts, orange, purple, and lions.


Edwina Wyatt is an award-winning children's book author with a positively delightful picture book voice. She grew up in Sydney, Australia and trained as a lawyer and high school teacher. She now lives on the south coast of New South Wales and writes stories for little (and not so little) people. Her debut novel was The Secrets of Magnolia Moon.

Tamsin Ainslie is an award-winning, internationally published illustrator. She was born and educated in the UK, travelled and moved a lot during her teens and twenties and ultimately settled in Murwillumbah, NSW, where she lives with her two daughters.


Sometimes Cake is a sweet tale about the joy of special days that are worth blowing up balloons and scattering confetti for, but is also a good reminder that sometimes we should just be grateful for pockets of time that can be spent with friends… ideal for preschoolers

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Sometimes Cake is picture-book perfection at its scrumptious best! If this book were a cake, I’d gobble it up again and again and again. In every way, it reads a treat. The text is simple and effortless without a word misplaced, and the soft water-colour illustrations bring a playful, whimsical feel to the story.


Highly recommended. I love the sparse text, brimming with subtle overtones, encouraging children to be more aware of how their friends are feeling.


A charming story… The illustrations are equally delightful as the story itself.

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picture book perfection… and should be enjoyed over and over again

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