Wednesday, September 28, 2022

"The BIG Christmas Bake" - a bookwrap



The BIG Christmas Bake

By Fiona Barker

Illustrated by Pippa Curnick


* Ages:  3+

* Grade Level:  PS-2

* Length:  32 pages

* Publisher:  Quarto Publishing Group/Frances Lincoln Children's Books/Happy Yak 

* Pub. Date:  October 4th, 2022

* ISBN-13:  978071126812

* Language:  English


Unwrapping Some Illustrations 

The Book

I love The BIG Christmas Bake!   It is a fun twist on the 12 Days of Christmas and is perfect to share during the holiday season.  

"On the first day of Christmas,
it's time to start to bake.
Let's head into the kitchen
to make a Twelfth Night cake." 

"The list of what we need is long!
Where shall we find it all?
A partridge brings dried fruit and says
he'll give some friends a call."

Let the cake-bake begin!  Two doves bring flour, three ballooning hens baking powder, penguins bring sweet sugar, rabbits deliver candied peel, geese lay six tasty eggs, and graceful swans contribute vanilla, nutmeg and cloves just to name a few participants and their contributions.  

After a dramatic drumroll the masterpiece is unveiled.  It took twelve days to complete and the team is eager to taste the fruit of their labour.  

This book is busy, festive, and joyful.  The illustrations are vibrant, exquisitely detailed and pays homage to the wonderful Christmas season.  The author includes the history of the Twelfth Night Cake, a Christmas Cupcake Recipe (complete with instructions), and The Original Twelve Days of Christmas Song at the end of book.  This is an awesome book to add to your child's Christmas book collection and also to give as a Christmas gift.  I highly, highly recommend it.

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

Fiona Barker has been an audiologist for over twenty years as well as a children’s book author. She’s always loved picture books and passionately believes that reading a book together is one of the great joys of life. Her first picture book, Danny and the Dream Dog was published in 2018 by Tiny Tree Children’s Books.

About the Illustrator

Pippa Curnick graduated with a first-class degree in illustration from the University of Derby and has several years’ experience in picture book design for major childrens' publishers. When she’s not painting or drawing you’ll find her walking with her husband and two young children in their back garden – The Peak District.

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