By Kathryn Jackson; Steven Salerno (Illustrator)

Golden Books, Hardcover, 9780375856242, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 9, 2010


Pantaloon is a poodle with a sweet tooth. He adores cookies and yummy pastries. So when the Baker is looking for a helper, Pantaloon applies for the job.

“Oh, no, Pantaloon!” says the Baker. “You look to me as if you’d eat more than you’d bake.” But Pantaloon proves him wrong in this charming Golden classic, brilliantly reillustrated by Steven Salerno.

About the Author

Kathryn Jackson wrote dozens of Golden Books and story collections in the 1940s and 1950s, some of which have never been out of print. Her many titles include The Animals’ Merry Christmas and Tawny Scrawny Lion, and, with her husband, Byron, The Saggy Baggy Elephant and Pirates, Ships, and Sailors.

Steven Salerno has illustrated many popular picture books for children, including Mrs. Wow Never Wanted a Cow by Martha Freeman, The Dirty Little Boy by Margaret Wise Brown, and Chicken Chuck by Bill Martin, Jr. His illustrations also appear in magazines, advertising campaigns, and on product packaging. He lives in New York City.