Can We Lick the Spoon Now?


What’s the best thing about making a cake? Licking the spoon, of course! What’s the worst thing about making a cake? Waiting! Share in the fun as Dad and the children get busy in the kitchen.

A 2011 Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book – Early Childhood

Shortlisted for the 2011 Speech Pathology Australia's Book of the Year Awards - Young Children

Shortlisted for the 2011 SA Writers’ Festival inaugural Children’s Choice Award

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This is a fun story that reminds me of my childhood. The repetitive, rhyming text is well written and my daughter (22months) knows parts of it by heart. After borrowing it from the library several times we have bought it for her for her birthday.

This is a great book to combine with the activity of baking a cake of course! My son loves to lick the beaters and spoons, so it works really well.

My other 2 little grand daughters come *Cooking with Grandma Time*  most Saturday mornings and they always love *licking the spoons/beaters* does not seem that long since I enjoyed this with my Mother!!

Reminds me of the Days that my Grandmother let me sit on her bench and 'lick the spoon and bowl ' after she had finished cooking lovely biscuits and cakes, Ah , those were the days!

This "title" brings back memories of our biggest fights as youngsters - just whose turn was it to lick the spoon!


Oh what loving memories of being in the kitchen with Mum and we relive every moment with our own childen now. A must story and a guaranteed warm feeling with every read

Wish my daughter will say that to mee, can i lick the spoon now? Because always battle with her every meal time. 3 spoons and she will say "all done!"

excellent book this one, we have just purchased it for our 3 yr old son and he loves it!