Saturday, June 15, 2013

"Hooray for Bread" by Allan Ahlberg & Bruce Ingman (Review & Giveaway)

ISBN:  978-0-7636-6311-7
US $15.99
About the book:  Early in the morning the baker bakes a delicious loaf of bread. So delicious, in fact, that by the time the sun goes down it has been gobbled up! Who eats it all? Well, the baker munches on its crunchy crust. The baker’s wife eats some toast for breakfast, and the baker’s son gets a cheese and ham sandwich for lunch. And let’s not forget the dog! As the loaf gets smaller, slice by slice and crumb by crumb, everyone eats their fill: ducks, fishes, birds, and even a teeny tiny mouse who nibbles up the very last scrap. With lively rhymes, fun illustrations, and an infectious refrain, Allan Ahlberg and Bruce Ingman cook up a tasty tale that is sure to become a read-aloud staple.

My thoughts: This is a cute book that in rhyme goes through the life of a loaf of bread. Combining simple line drawings with a touch of watercolors with the rhyming text the story ambles through the day from when the baker first mixes the dough to when the last crumb is used. No crumb goes wasted and the life of a loaf of bread is a happy life providing substance for many. There is a touch of counting and you can use the book to identify foods.
This is the tale. I'll tell it now
No need to ask me twice

It's full of fun and flavor
And I'll tell it . . . slice by slice.
The book is good though not outstanding. I love rhyming stories for children so that is a plus for this book. The pictures are simple and happy and a child can easily relate to them. The story is one that would appeal to families - especially if they bake their own bread.

I think this is a good book to add to a library for public and school libraries.




GIVEAWAY:  The good folks at Candlewick Press have graciously agreed to provide a copy of Hooray for Bread for one of Chat With Vera's readers. Simply use the Rafflecopter form below to enter & remember sometimes the form is a bit slow to load. Begins June 15 & ENDS July 8 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT.
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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy of Hooray for Bread  by Candlewick Press in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. I received no compensation for this review.

25 comments:

  1. Favorite sandwich is fresh from the garden tomato sliced with thin sliced cheddar on whole grain bread. Sprinkle a little salt and a light dash of mayonnaise.

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  2. I like Maisy's Fairground since we have been going to fairs recently

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  3. My favorite sandwich is egg salad on wheat bread. Joe makes the BEST egg salad. :)

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  4. I like liverwurst on marble rye with mustard - sometimes I add potato chips to it.

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  5. I'd love to read Joe and Sparky go to school.

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  6. I like a grilled cheese sandwich on sliced French bread

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  7. I would like the book Maisy's Fairground

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  8. Bink & Gollie - I think my granddaughters would enjoy it.

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  9. My favorite sandwich is peanut butter & tomato on toast. I toast my honey wheat bread & I like mine about medium dark. Spread peanut butter on both sides, then add sliced tomatoes, put the pieces together & cut it in half. Simple & delicious!

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  10. I would also love to have ABOVE WORLD for my grandchildren.

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  11. Jennifer P - Vicki Furrin on r/copterJune 30, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    My favourite sandwich is a cheese and tomato sandwich. Generally I use a 9-grain loaf or potato bread for the sandwich, plum tomatoes [if not whatever tomatoes I can find], and an extra sharp white cheddar, preferably Australian, Irish or English. Nothing else but a yellow mustard on one side, and a brown mustard on the other.

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  12. Jennifer P - Vicki Furrin on r/copterJune 30, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    I'd also love to have "I Want My Hat Back". Thanks.

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  13. My favorite sandwich is a BLT. I LOVE tomatos... the more the merrier--YUM! So, I use whole wheat bread, a little mayo on both slices (and I do mean LITTLE mayo)... then a good sized piece of lettuce half a tomato or so and three or four pieces of bacon. YUM!

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  14. This book looks good to me:

    Beyond Courage (Hard Cover)
    author: Doreen Rappaport

    In a stirring chronicle, Doreen Rappaport brings to light the courage of countless Jews who organized to sabotage the Nazis and help other Jews during the Holocaust.

    ladettek[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Ladette - "Beyond Courage" does sound fascinating. It is so difficult to imagine or comprehend what happened to the Jews and others who either helped them or were just "different" under the hands of the Nazis.

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  15. I'd also like The Golden Day. My favorite sandwich is a good ole tomato sandwich made with fresh bread, kraft mayo and a little salt and pepper (oh the tomato has to be homegrown!)

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    1. Rae, I'm with you on that summer time sandwich. I do love to stack a good turkey sandwich with lots of crisp onion, pickle, greens though. :)

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  16. I love a crusty baguette with cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and gherkin :)

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  17. I would love to read Black Dog by Levi Pinfold.

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  18. Stopping by from the Kid LIt Blog Hop to say hello. This looks like a good book but a bit young for my advanced reader. However, I do love bread of all kinds!

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  19. A bit simple for me....Daves Killer bread is fantastic in whole grains, fiber & protein...I always use a variety of that, a lil pastrami, kale, tomato, & avocado....Fitness plays a huge part in the lack of condiments.lol

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  20. Hooray for Bread! Who doesn't like the smell of freshly baked bread? I'm getting hungry just thinking about it! Looks like a cute story.

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  21. No Rafflecopter form came up.

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    1. Hi LAWonder, it looks and works find right now. Once in awhile something like that happens. You can usually click the link takes the place of Rafflecopter and go to the entry form and proceed. Granted, that's not a good way to go, but it can work. Sometimes it rights itself, and others I have to reinsert it (it doesn't lose any entries). Hope you'll try again.

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  22. Hard to find a good rhyming book for kids. Thanks for sharing on the Kid Lit Blog Hop. Cheryl, Hop Hostess

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