Captain Cake: Meet the Candy Crew by Chris Skinner

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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This was a cute kids book. It’s broken into chapters, so it’s easy to start and stop for little ones. The chapters are pretty short, and it can absolutely be read in a single sitting for an older child.

This story is about a group of friends that are part food/part human. They are in space, and need to go on missions. The story has some points where it asks the kids questions about what they would do, which was fun. My kids enjoyed those parts a lot!

I would have liked to see a little more information on how some problems were solved. There were parts where the kids weren’t quite sure how they solved the issue, but overall, this was a good book. The illustrations are fun, and they help to tell the story.

Where to Find This Book:

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General Rock needs a crew for his new spaceship, The Sweet Candy. He calls upon Captain Cake, Lieutenant Chocolate, Sergeant Jelly and Private Potato to team up and venture where no sweet has gone before. Will the Candy Crew know how to work together?

The Series
Join Captain Cake and his friends Lieutenant Chocolate, Sergeant Jelly and Private Potato as they journey through space, going where no sweet has gone before. The Captain Cake stories will entertain young readers and explore themes such as friendship, teamwork and bravery.

Learn more about Captain Cake and the Candy Crew at

Just the Facts:

Captain Cake: Meet the Candy Crew by Chris Skinner
Genre: Childrens
Page Count: 96 
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Children
Pub Date: March 1, 2021

Banner with open book titled "About the Author"

Chris Skinner is a financial technology expert and author of Digital Bank and its sequel ValueWeb. As a doting father, he would read stories to his twin boys every night. But when the boys got older and it became a challenge to find age-appropriate adventure stories for them, Chris came up with the stories himself. Inspired by the twins’ imagination, bedtime storytelling became a dive into the exciting universe of Captain Cake and the Candy Crew as they explored space. Captain Cake is the bestselling author’s first series of children’s books.

Visit the Captain Cake website for more information.


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I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily.

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