Gus’s Cake by Kita Mitchell

About Kita Michell

Kita wrote and illustrated her first work, Cindersmella, at the age of six. It was swiftly and cruelly rejected by publishers. The sequels, Repunsmell and Mouldilocks were equally badly received.

Disheartened, she turned her attention to building sets for TV shows – but the feeling that she should write for children never went away.

Kita’s debut novel, Grandma Dangerous and the Dog of Destiny was published in 2016, followed by Grandma Dangerous and the Egg of Glory and Grandma Dangerous and the Toe of Treachery. Her swashbuckling fourth book The House of Secret Treasure will be published in June 2021

She lives in Oxfordshire with four daughters and a hamster.

Click here to learn more about Kita and her books.

Kita reading Gus's Cake

Listen to Kita read her story about a boy who L_O_V_E_S making cakes! When his mum tells him that he can’t help because she is in a rush, Gus gets cross!

A funny story that focuses on the feeling of being angry about something that is important to you.

This opens up opportunities to think about strategies of how you can create calm from anger.

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The Story: Gus's Cake

Gus was cross. CROSSER than he’d ever been.

         He was cross because Mum had PROMISED he could make a cake.


         Gus had been really looking forward to it. He’d been looking forward to mixing the sugar up with the butter and stirring in the flour and cracking in the eggs, one at a time. Crack, Crack, CRACK.

         Then Mum said she was BUSY.

         She said she was RUNNING LATE.


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This is a comprehension aimed at Year 1 to Year 3 classes linked to the funny story of Gus’s Cake by Kita Mitchell.

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