Lion Guards the Cake

Book Author & Illustrator Ruth Paul
Rights Available World excl. NZ

Will temptation get the better of Lion?

The house is quiet, no one is awake, and Lion guards the cake. Little by little the cake disappears … but where does it go? Lion is full of pride when it comes to guarding his home and when the birthday cake has been made for the next day’s celebrations, he goes where he is needed most … to guard the cake.

But in the morning, the household awakes to a chaotic scene. What happened when Lion was guarding the cake?

• Ruth Paul has written a clever rhyming story, peppered with onomatopoeia that will delight readers
• Her illustrations are full of joie de vivre, humour and visual delights
• Children will enjoy following the perseverance of the determined mice, a cat and a dog to get to the cake
• Relatable to any of us who find it hard to resist the temptation of a sweet treat in the house

About the Author
Ruth Paul
is an award-winning author and illustrator, with titles Stomp!, Bad Dog Flash, Bye-Bye Grumpy Fly, My Dinosaur Dad, My Meerkat Mum and the popular Mini Whinny series among her collection. Her books have been published in NZ, Australia, the UK, the US, Canada, China and Korea. The King’s Bubbles and I Am Jellyfish, have both won best Picture Book at the NZ Post Children’s Book Awards.

Ruth lives at Mākara, near Wellington, New Zealand, where she and her family reside in an environmentally friendly house, with straw-bale walls and water- generated power.


Scholastic New Zealand Ltd


265 x 215 mm



Picture Book

Age range
3-7 years

Publication Date
March 2022

Rights Available:
World excl. NZ

Rights Agents:


Lynette Evans, Scholastic New Zealand Ltd

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