The Tiny Baker
The Tiny Baker
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The Tiny Baker

Written by Hayley Barrett & illustrated by Alison Jay
Published by Barefoot Books
Prices as of Oct 22

What Does Bookroo Think of The Tiny Baker

Charming! Elegance meets insects in a tale of true friendship with a side of pastry.

The tiny bumblebee baker presides over an elegant tea room, opening on time and serving dainty treats to her elegantly adorned clientele, until, in an instant, her “dotty troupe” of ladybug pastry chefs swarms off, and she is left with a kitchen in absolute disarray. Overwhelmed by the disaster and “flummoxed” about how to fix everything, a “call to action” from a cricket summons the ants to “do what ants do very best . . . work together without rest.” In the blink of an eye, the tiny baker’s kitchen is transformed to its pristine condition once again, and she realizes that the ants are not just her customers—they are also her true friends. Excellent rhyming, impressively charming word choice, and a sweet message make this an absolutely delightful read aloud. Jay’s signature illustration style perfectly matches the tone of the story, seamlessly pairing the bug realm with costuming (and manners) reminiscent of Austen for a dainty world that is unique and endearing.

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  • Rhyme Time

    The “Rhyme Time” badge is awarded to books with exceptional poetry.


    'Her customers line up in rows. Antennae wave well-bred hellos.'
    'But in the kitchen, trouble brews...a fragrant breeze brings flighty news.'
    'The oven's smoking. Kettle glows. The souffle batter overflows.'
    'Blushing, the baker lifts a tray. "Sweet friends, your efforts saved the day." '


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Book Details

Publication Date
September 21, 2020
Text Details
This book was typeset in Kidlit and Rebetha Script.
Illustration Details
The illustrations were prepared in alkyd oil paint on paper with crackling varnish
Page Count
Reading Age
4 - 7 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
WorldCat Number (OCLC)

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