Cinnamon Baby (Hardcover)

By Nicola Winstanley, Janice Nadeau (Illustrator)

Kids Can Press, 9781553378211, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2011

List Price: 16.95*
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A contemporary fable about a magical remedy for a baby who won't stop crying.

Miriam is a baker whose bread is full of smells to make your nose twitch and tastes to make your tongue tingle. Miriam's own favorite cinnamon bread so delights Sebastian, a musician who enters her shop, that he buys it every day for a year and then asks her to marry him. After a baby is born to the happy couple, all is blissful until their bundle of joy begins crying. And crying. Only when the two are almost at wit's end does Miriam suddenly know, looking down at her baby curled up like a little raisin, exactly what she must do.

A celebration of the bond between mother and child and an ode to the power of our senses, each delectable word and image of this beautifully told and illustrated story will be savored.

About the Author

Nicola Winstanley has always loved to write; but it wasn't until her daughter was born that she started writing stories for children. Nicola considers herself lucky because she gets to read children's books all the time --- it's the best part of the day for her. She's also lucky because she gets to read fledgling writers, as she teaches writing to students at Humber College in Toronto.

Janice Nadeau studied graphic design and illustration at the Université du Québec à Montréal and at the École supérieure des arts décoratifs de Strasbourg (France). She likes to explore different applications of her medium, whether it's illustrating books or designing textile. Janice is a three-time recipient of the Governor General's Award for Illustration, Canada's most prestigious literary prize.

Praise For Cinnamon Baby

... turns the power of a mother's love into about as delicious a story as you could want when the subject is unhappy babies.—The New York Times

Children able to appreciate the quaint plot and drawings will enjoy this cozy story.—School Library Journal

A charming offering infused with warmth, romantic whimsy, and love.—Booklist

Perfection might be the word to describe this confection, a delectable tale in which whimsical collage, watercolour and graphite pencil illustrations dance across the pages of text, in step with and amplifying the latter in all the best ways.—The Globe & Mail