I Really Want to Win (Hardcover)

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By Simon Philip, Lucia Gaggiotti (Illustrator)
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Perfect for fans of mischievous storytime favorites like Pig the Pug, The Bad Seed, and Eloise comes a winning story about a spunky heroine and her sidekick pup who are ready to WIN!

Today is Sports Day, I can't wait.

And as I know that I'll be great,

I've planned how I will celebrate...

Because I'm going to WIN.

Our heroine and her sidekick pup have their eyes on the prize and are ready to find something to WIN. They compete in a spelling bee, a dancing contest, hide-and-seek, and more in search of a shiny medal. But what will happen if they... don't walk away the winner? Playfully tackling themes of competition, good sportsmanship, and being a fair loser (and winner!), I Really Want to Win joyfully reminds readers that, sometimes, winning isn't everything. With rollicking rhyming text from Simon Philip, bold, expressive illustrations from Lucia Gaggiotti, and a spunky heroine in the middle of it all, this follow-up to I Really Want the Cake is sure to be a winner!

"A great conversation starter about the frustrations of competition and the search for a personal passion." -- Kirkus Reviews

About the Author


Lucia Gaggiotti is a graphic designer and artist and the illustrator of How Did That Get in My Lunchbox? and Where Did My Clothes Come From?, both written by Chris Butterworth. Lucia Gaggiotti lives in London. You can find her online at luciagaggiotti.com.
Simon Philip is a primary school teacher and picture book author. He lives in Chichester, England. You can find him online at simon-philip.com.

Praise For…


"A great conversation starter about the frustrations of competition and the search for a personal passion." -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for I Really Want the Cake:

"This diva of cake snatching commands every page, with her proclamations of entitlement (rendered in sprawling handwritten type), her extensive repertoire of operatic expressions, and a hairstyle that seems to have a life of its own-especially after she's laid waste to the kitchen. In more ways than one, she really does take the cake." -- Publishers Weekly

"A child and a dog fight a losing battle to resist a tempting-but forbidden-chocolate cake. Each step in this hilarious struggle is narrated by the child in a three-line rhyme that culminates in an increasingly emotional refrain (in fun type to match) as the battle for self-control escalates... This humorous struggle for self-control also models apology and restitution." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Cake lust wins out over parental command, as it all too often does. Faced with a huge, luscious, forbidden chocolate cake, a child struggles to stay away but ultimately caves as one lick becomes a feeding frenzy that leaves only crumbs. Well . . . how hard can it be to make another? Rhyming verse accompanies a winning young gourmand with wild black hair and a big personality, and Gaggiotti proves a dab hand at depicting fantastically smeary disaster areas around the cake plate and in the kitchen. Nonetheless, the extravagantly decorated jumble she dishes up at the end has a stylish flair that hints at a bright future as a pastry chef." -- Booklist



Praise for I Really Want the Cake:"This diva of cake snatching commands every page, with her proclamations of entitlement (rendered in sprawling handwritten type), her extensive repertoire of operatic expressions, and a hairstyle that seems to have a life of its own-especially after she's laid waste to the kitchen. In more ways than one, she really does take the cake." -- Publishers Weekly"A child and a dog fight a losing battle to resist a tempting-but forbidden-chocolate cake. Each step in this hilarious struggle is narrated by the child in a three-line rhyme that culminates in an increasingly emotional refrain (in fun type to match) as the battle for self-control escalates... This humorous struggle for self-control also models apology and restitution." -- Kirkus Reviews"Cake lust wins out over parental command, as it all too often does. Faced with a huge, luscious, forbidden chocolate cake, a child struggles to stay away but ultimately caves as one lick becomes a feeding frenzy that leaves only crumbs. Well . . . how hard can it be to make another? Rhyming verse accompanies a winning young gourmand with wild black hair and a big personality, and Gaggiotti proves a dab hand at depicting fantastically smeary disaster areas around the cake plate and in the kitchen. Nonetheless, the extravagantly decorated jumble she dishes up at the end has a stylish flair that hints at a bright future as a pastry chef." -- Booklist


Product Details
ISBN: 9781338680515
ISBN-10: 133868051X
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: May 4th, 2021
Pages: 40
Language: English