* A 2014 Crystal Kite Award Finalist
* Chosen for Dolly Parton’s 2017 Imagination Library
Now available in board book and hardcover!
Hardcover ISBN-10: 0399242449
Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-0399242441
Board book-ISBN 13: 978-0399171574
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 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.
“The text is a wonderful rhyming poem/song with the refrain, “It’s baking day!/It’s baking day!/It’s baking day/at Grandma’s!” And it’s such fun to read aloud. “Old-time music, soft and sweet./Skippy notes and tapping feet./Learning songs that Grandma sings–/when the kitchen timer rings!” A recipe for Grandma Rosie’s Chocolate Cake is included. 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. . . While the cake is baking, there’s hot chocolate to drink and frosty windows to draw on. ‘Old-time music, soft and sweet, / Skippy notes and tapping feet. / Learning songs that Grandma sings— / When the kitchen timer rings!’ But this cake isn’t for eating; the siblings carefully decorate and wrap each piece as gifts. As darkness falls, the children bundled back up, share more hugs with Grandma and are off under the full moon for home, basket full of treats in their sled.” –Kirkus Reviews