[tasty review + recipe] I Love Cake! by Tammi Sauer and Angie Rozelaar

Mmmmmmm . . . “Sniff-sniff. Is that what I think it is?”

My highly sensitive olfactories are picking up traces of vanilla buttercream and luscious lemon. No, wait. There’s also deep dark chocolate with just a sprinkle of Oklahoma pecans. Yes! And bless my crumbs, even more: strawberry and cherry and carrot and coconut!

Could it be c-c-c-c-a-k-e? šŸ˜

Lucky us, just so happens it’s something even better — a BOOKĀ aboutĀ cake!! šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

Just last week, inimitable picture book queen Tammi Sauer (who’s previously cavorted with cowboys, chickens, ducks, cave boys, chipmunks, aliens, princesses, and sharks) officially served up the freshly baked I Love Cake! (HarperCollins, 2016).Ā Charmingly illustrated in cheery candy colors by Angie Rozelaar, this clever comedic confection stars three lovable characters: Rabbit, Porcupine, and Frog MOOSE!

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soup of the day: oh, nuts! by tammi sauer and dan krall

Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t.

Well, not only do we feel like a nut, we ARE nuts about OH, NUTS! (Bloomsbury, 2012), a brand new picture book by Tammi Sauer and Dan Krall, which officially drops today!



You know the old saying, “It takes one to know one”? Ahem, Tammi Sauer, Dan Krall. Need I say more? Totally qualified in the nuts department. But somebody should get on their shells about slacking off. Tammi = 5 books out this year. Dan = 2 books out this year. If they’d only stop polishing their pecans, attacking acorns and waltzing with walnuts, they’d have time to make more books! Yeah!

*crowd grows restless* “Par-tay! Par-tay!”

So, are you ready to channel your inner chipmunk? I hope Tammi and Dan have time to drop by today’s celebration. They were last seen at the City Zoo, “meeting their public.” Throngs of peanut nibblers want their copies signed.

Tammi and Dan Chipmunk are the biggest attraction at the zoo today: DO NOT FEED. (This illo fashioned by Dan just for Alphabet Soup)!

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soup of the day: me want pet! by tammi sauer and bob shea

Bears want chocolate rocks and pretzel sticks.

You want rocks? You want sticks? You want cute Cave Boy and pets?

More important, you want PREHISTORIC PARTY??!!

Ooga, baby, you’ve come to the right place! We’re capping off the official Me Want Pet! Blog Tour with a peek inside this brand new picture book, officially released this week, by two of the funniest, most popular creators in the field today: quacky, monster-loving Tammi Sauer and the primitive but potty-trainedĀ Bob Shea.Ā Tammi and Bob will also talk about their pets in a bit, and of course we have lots of grub for everyone, so please stick around. ā˜ŗ

First, l’accoutrements. Can’t have a proper Cave Boy celebration without clubs! Grab this, but mind how you use it. Twirl it, cuddle it, tap dance with it, but no violence, please.


Next, your official Woolly Mammoth hat. This is especially good if you’re having a bad hair day.


We also have furry caveman feet. Put them on to channel your inner troglodyte. Stomp and romp to your heart’s content!


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coming soon to a cave near you: me want pet! blog tour

Listen up, all you Neanderthals! Cave Boy is coming!!

We’re happy to announce that Alphabet Soup will be joining the celebration next week for the official release of this brand new picture book by oftentimes monosyllabic authorĀ Tammi Sauer and decidedly primitive illustratorĀ Bob Shea.

Be sure to chisel these dates onto your stone tablets so you don’t miss any of the fun.


Monday, March 5th: Literary Friendships

Tuesday, March 6th: Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)

Wednesday, March 7th: Random Thoughts

Thursday, March 8th: Banana Peelin’

Friday: March 9th: Jama’s Alphabet Soup

***Giant drumsticks may or may not be served.



Copyright Ā© 2012 Jama Rattigan of Jama’s Alphabet Soup. All rights reserved.

soup of the day: mr. duck means business by tammi sauer and jeff mack!



Even though we’d love to stir up a virtual earthquack to celebrate the official release of a cool new picture book calledĀ Mr. Duck Means BusinessĀ Ā by Tammi Sauer and Jeff Mack, we MUSTĀ REMAINĀ QUIET.

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