Snake Brought Cake

Sam Smith and Daron Parton

Ever wonder what a birthday looks like when the animals are organising it all? It’s time to get ready to party! From comedian Sam Smith and illustrator Daron Parton comes a book so full of laughs, you may be crying by the end.

The cockerel crowed across Pettington Zoo.
The animals woke with a big job to do.
‘The Harry is coming! Today is the day!
We have to get ready! There’s no time to play!’

It’s Harry’s birthday and the all the animals at Pettington Zoo are planning a big surprise. It’s time to get ready to party!

Written by comedian Sam Smith and illustrated by Daron Parton, this is a heartwarming and hilarious book so full of laughs that you may just be crying by the end.

Acquiring Publisher
Alison Shucksmith
Paperback & ebook
Children's Books: Picture books

Sam Smith and Daron Parton

Sam Smith is a writer, comedian, and ex-dentist. He pivoted from being a dentist when an MS diagnosis caused him to partially lose his vision. He is a head writer for the TV show 7 Days, creates the tasks for Taskmaster NZ, and wrote for Wellington Paranormal. He is the go-to audience warm-up act for many shows including Dancing With the Stars, The Project, Have You Been Paying Attention? and Patriot Brains.

Daron Parton is an award-winning New Zealand illustrator. He was born in the UK, married a Kiwi and moved to New Zealand in 1995. He has been working as an illustrator since 1990 and is also an illustration tutor at Auckland University of Technology. Daron’s books include The Ultimate Survival Guide to Monsters Under Your Bed, A Crocodile in the Family, Let’s Build a House and Let’s Build a Backyard.

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