Baking Day at Grandma’s

Illustrated by Christopher Denise

Philomel, 2014

Three bouncing little bear siblings, wrapped tight in their winter clothes, can’t wait to tromp through the snow for Baking Day at Grandma’s! In a rhyming text that begs to be sung, the bears and their grandma pour and mix and stir—with breaks for hot cocoa and dancing—to create the perfect wintry treat. Then they wrap it up as gifts in ribbons to show that sweets are even better when they’re shared. With a recipe in the back, this is a perfect family feel-good story for the fall, winter, and any holiday spent with grandparents.

  • Also available in a giftable board book-sized edition
  • Illustrated by bestselling illustrator & Caldecott Honoree Christopher Denise
  • A Crystal Kite Award Finalist
  • Selected for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library


“This gentle story will leave children feeling warm and fuzzy. It’s perfect for individual sharing, storytime, baking time, and pretty much any time.” —School Library Journal

“A rollicking, rhyming salute to the grandmother-grandchild bond.” —Kirkus Reviews

Three vivacious bears spend a pleasant and productive day with their grandmother in this warm tale.” Publishers Weekly

“[W]arm and cuddly and brimming with character…”— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books