Book Review: Christ's Cake

Christ's Cake children's book: LadyD Books

Book Description

Christ's Cake, a children's picture book for preschoolers, is written by Carolyn Snelling (a Christian author) and illustrated by Lon Eric Craven. The 32-page paperback book is published by Tate Publishing. For additional information, or to purchase copies of the book, visit

My Review 

The story is about a young boy named Jackson who meets Jesus in a dream and ends up baking Him a cake for His 12/25 birthday. Jackson and his friends have a fun time celebrating his 5th birthday, then he receives news that he'll be an angel in the school Christmas play. Only one problem; Jackson broke his arm. The details of the boy's dream and the dialogue between him and our Savior is special. Plus, the illustrations of family and friends are beautifully done in warm colors. I love Biblical stories (Mark 10:14), especially when a good author can bring them to life. This book is a great example of that.  The morals that come across in this story, like love, trust, acceptance, and faithfulness are told solidly. Coloring pages are in the back of the book, too. I enjoyed the book a lot. It's a wonderful celebration for the Christmas season.

***** stars!

About the Author

Carolyn Snelling owns Heart of the Cross. Her company's mission is to change lives for Christ through books, clothing and accessories. For other Chrisitian titles, visit She and her husband Bob make their home in Arizona. Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of S.F. and a Master of Science from St. Mary's College in California.

About the Illustrator

Leon Eric Craven studied illustration at the University of Kansas. He illustrated for newspapers for more than two decades while earning a Master of Education and Master of Arts in Teaching. He has illustrated more than a dozen books, including "The Secret of St. Nicholas," by Ellen Nibali, which won a silver medal in the 2009 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. The artist currently shares the visual storytelling process with his students at Northwest Middle School in Kansas City, Kansas. He and his wife Melody have three young artists of their own.

I'm recommending this children's book for home and church libraries.

Christ's Cake

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