Baking Day at Grandma's (Hardcover)

By Anika Denise, Christopher Denise (Illustrator)

Philomel Books, 9780399242441, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 14, 2014



A Christmas-cookie sweet story perfect for families to share

Three bouncing little bear siblings, wrapped tight in their winter clothes, can't wait to tromp through the snow for Baking Day at Grandma's In a rhyming text that begs to be sung, the bears and their grandma pour and mix and stir--with breaks for hot cocoa and dancing--to create the perfect wintry treat. Then they wrap it up in ribbons to show that sweets are even better when they're shared. With a recipe in the back, this is a perfect family feel-good story for the fall, winter, and any holiday spent with grandparents.


"This gentle story will leave children feeling warm and fuzzy. It's perfect for individual sharing, storytime, baking time, and pretty much any time."--School Library Journal

"A rollicking, rhyming salute to the grandmother-grandchild bond."--Kirkus Reviews

"Three vivacious bears spend a pleasant and productive day with their grandmother in this warm tale."--Publishers Weekly

" W]arm and cuddly and brimming with character..."--BCCB

About the Author

Anika Denise is the author of Pigs Love Potatoes and Bella and Stella Come Home, both of which were illustrated by her husband, Christopher Denise. The Denises live with their three children--and pet frog--in Barrington, Rhode Island. Christopher Denise is New York Times bestselling and award-winning children's book artist. He has illustrated more than twenty titles for young readers, including the acclaimed Redwall picture book series by Brian Jacques.