Posted in Blog Tour, Young Readers 5-9

Today I am delighted to be sharing my review for Hector’s Perfect Cake by Lily Clarke

I love encouraging children to read and love dipping into books for our younger audience to help spread the love – today I am sharing my review for Hector’s Perfect Cake.

My Review

Today I am delighted to be brightening up your Thursday morning with a review for this wonderful children’s book. Hector’s Perfect Cake is written for our younger readers with colourful illustrations and a great story to entertain children whilst carrying a message about perfectionism.

As soon as I saw the cover for this one it appealed and who can resist a story about cake! The size of the font for the story makes it easy to read and the pages are bright and colourful but not too cluttered.

Hector is trying to make a cake for his Granny’s birthday but hasn’t got his key ingredient and is desperate to make sure it is perfect. This story highlights sharing and that it isn’t always about being perfect but about making the effort and showing you care.

A recommended read that you will love to curl up and read to your little ones in the evening and enjoy as they learn to read and describe the pictures themselves.

Book Blurb

Hector is baking a cake for his Granny and he’s determined that it’s going to be perfect.
But when he discovers that the peanut butter jar is empty, Hector decides that he must head out to find some more, or else his perfect cake will be ruined.

As time begins to run out, Hector’s luck begins to run out too. He may have to accept that sometimes perfection just isn’t possible…

Available to purchase below:

Hector’s Perfect Cake Website


Amazon UK

Meet the Author

Lily Clarke is the author and illustrator of Hector’s Perfect Cake. 
She studied Physics at the University of York and now works as an innovation consultant in Cambridge. When she doesn’t have her nose in a book, she runs a small business called Lily in Space Designs, where she sells a range of illustrated products inspired by books and nature. Her favourite animals are badgers, birds and bats, (although she also loves animals that don’t begin with the letter B!). 
Hector’s Perfect Cake is Lily’s first book, inspired by her own experiences of dealing with perfectionism. 

Follow on Social Media

Twitter – @lilyclarkex

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Many Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to join the blog tour. Please remember to like and share to help spread the book love

Thanks for visiting Love the Smell of a Book today and I hope you have a great day!

Daisy & Kel x



I am a total bookworm who loves nothing more than to lose herself in a book. My pile of books to read is teetering higher and higher as there are not enough hours in the day compared to how many old and new amazing books there are out there to read. I love to read in my spare time and books are a massive part of our household. I feel really lucky that Daisy also loves losing herself in the amazing worlds the authors are creating for us and neither of us ever go very far without having a book to hand as you never know when an opportunity to read may present itself.

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