Hooray for Bread (Hardcover)

By Allan Ahlberg, Bruce Ingman (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763663117, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 23, 2013



From the comic duo behind The Runaway Dinner and The Pencil comes a day in the life of a loaf of bread, told slice by yummy slice.

Early in the morning the baker bakes a delicious loaf of bread. So delicious, in fact, that by the time the sun goes down it has been gobbled up Who eats it all? Well, the baker munches on its crunchy crust. The baker's wife eats some toast for breakfast, and the baker's son gets a cheese and ham sandwich for lunch. And let's not forget the dog As the loaf gets smaller, slice by slice and crumb by crumb, everyone eats their fill: ducks, fishes, birds, and even a teeny tiny mouse who nibbles up the very last scrap. With lively rhymes, fun illustrations, and an infectious refrain, Allan Ahlberg and Bruce Ingman cook up a tasty tale that is sure to become a read-aloud staple.

About the Author

Allan Ahlberg is the acclaimed author of numerous picture books, including four prior titles illustrated by Bruce Ingman. His best-known series, featuring The Jolly Postman and its sequels, has sold millions of copies worldwide. He lives in Bath, England. Bruce Ingman is the award-winning illustrator of four books by Allan Ahlberg and the author-illustrator of When Martha's Away. He lives in London.