A Gingerbread Family Scrapbook
Bloomsbury USA, Hardcover, 9781596910447, 48pp.
Publication Date: October 31, 2006
The hilarious illustrated memoir of a gingerbread couple struggling to survive in the modern world.
Told in photographs and clever illustrations, "Sweet Memories" is the family history of Fred and Ginger Bread. They may be made out of dough, but they have hopes and dreams just like you and me. Being a gingerbread family isn't always sugar and frosting: You have the mortgage to worry about, and Grandma and Grandpa are getting on in years. And you can't possibly imagine what young Cookie is going through as she comes of age. You try going on the Atkins diet when you yourself are made entirely of carbs.
Witty, original, and, yes, sweet, this one-of-a-kind book reminds us that our gingerbread families are people too.
Sally Ryder Brady lives in Vermont and writes fiction, essays, and cookbooks. Sara Pinto is the author and illustrator of several children's books, including The Alphabet Room and Clockwise. Luciana Frigerio is a Vermont photographer whose work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Sarah Brady Underwood designs gardens and paints cookies.
"Sweet Memories is thoroughly charming, enviably witty, utterly original and laugh-out-loud funny. I absolutely loved this book. It's the perfect gift and I intend to send a copy to every one of my girlfriends with a note saying, 'Why didn't we think of this?'"--Elizabeth Berg, author of The Handmaid and the Carpenter