I Really Want the Cake

Simon Philip / Children's

Book cover

UK Publisher

Templar Publishing

US Publisher

Scholastic US

Date Published

August 10th, 2017


Scholastic (US)
Grupo Editorial Bruño (Spanish & Catalan)
Nieko Rimto (Lithuanian)
Little Urban (French)
Kookminbooks (Korean)
Agam Publishing House (Hebrew & Arabic in Israel)

Audio Rights

Scholastic US

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Prize 2018

There’s a smell I can’t ignore.
It’s wafting through the kitchen door.
It’s time for me to find out more.
I think it might be cake.

How do you resist the most amazing cake ever? Especially when your mum has left a note saying that you MUST NOT eat the cake?

This wonderful rhyming text from Simon Philip, author of You Must Bring a Hat, is illustrated with huge energy and humour by Lucia Gaggiotti.


Filled with short, punchy rhyming text and playful pages experimenting with font size, this is a brilliant, giddy read aloud.

- Mama Filz

The rhyming text in this story is easy to read aloud and coupled with the humour in the pictures it’s a very amusing read.

- Story Snug

I Really Want the Cake is a delight – pure joy from start to finish

- Get Kids Into Books

This site uses cookies - by continuing to use this site you are agreeing to the use of cookies.