Three Scoops and a Fig (Hardcover)

By Sara Laux Akin, Susan Kathleen Hartung (Illustrator)

Peachtree Publishing Company, 9781561455225, 30pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2010

List Price: 15.95*
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A young chef's messy misadventures in the kitchen are quickly forgotten when she comes up with a special recipe all her own.
Sofia is determined to make something extra special for Nonno and Nonna. But mamma mia She splatters Papa's tomato sauce all over the kitchen, causes Mama's bread to rise like a giant marshmallow, and flings Mario's pizza dough into a ceiling fan No one wants the help of such a little cook Sofia retreats with Figaro to the comfort of her favorite swing in the branches of a big, leafy fig tree. Then, with a whoosh of wind and the plop of a juicy fig, Sofia gets an idea for a very special treat for her beloved grandparents.
Author Sara Laux Akin's affectionate and humorous story of a determined and creative chef paired with Susan Hartung's delightful watercolor illustrations will appeal to gourmets of all ages.