Baking Day at Grandma’s by Anika Denise; Illustrated by Christopher Denise

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I would recommend this book to children who are around toddler/kindergarten age. This book was simple, heart-warming and family-oriented. The title “Baking Day at Grandma’s” really embodies what the story is about. It is a story about children going to their grandmother’s house to bake and spend time with her. My favorite aspect of the book was the repetition in the sentences: “It’s baking day! It’s baking day! It’s baking day at Grandmas!” This saying was used throughout the book, and I think that it will help young readers stay engaged and excited while reading (or listening to) the book. I also really enjoyed the rhyme scheme in the book. This is yet another way to keep children engaged and help them follow the story.

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Although this book was chosen for “Traditional Thursdays,” there is something unique about it. On the back cover of the book, there is a recipe for “Grandma Rosie’s Chocolate Cake.” I really liked the idea of taking part of the story and putting into “real life.”I like  the fact that children can read about baking and then have a recipe to make something on their own- it makes the book more realistic and memorable! This is a great book to read to children or for beginner readers to read on their own.

Review by: Carly Berger

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