Hooray for Bread

By Allan Ahlberg

Illustrated by Bruce Ingman

From the creators of The Pencil and The Runaway Dinner comes the story of a loaf of bread, told slice by yummy slice!

Three cheers for bread, HIP-HIP-HOORAY! Early in the morning the baker bakes a lovely loaf of bread. SO lovely, in fact, that by the time the sun goes down it's been gobbled up! Every. Last. Slice. Who eats it all? Well, the baker munches on its crunchy crust. The baker's wife eats delicious marmalade toast and the baker's son gets a tasty cheese and ham sandwich for his lunch. Le's not forget the dog, even he gets his share! HOORAY FOR BREAD! Slice by slice and crumb by crumb, everyone eats their fill of bread, with a teeny tiny mouse nibbling up the very last scrap. "Hooray" – squeak-squeak – "for bread!" But wait – there are some missing slices! Where could have they gone? Is there a tasty double spread just for YOU?

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406337990
  • Published: 07 Feb 2013
  • Price: £11.99
  • Size: 245 x 245 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'demands to be read aloud and will be an instant hit with children' Bookseller

'A mouth-watering homily to a simple loaf of bread' Guardian

'From the fabulous Allan Ahlberg, who can take something as simple as a loaf of bread and make it special' Sunday Express

'Hurrah indeed. A great read' Angels and Urchins

'A plain tale, leavened with whimsy' Sunday Times

'This book will be a blessing to anyone trying to get a small child to eat.' Times

'This book has all the hallmarks of a traditional read-aloud favourite: a refrain that can be roared out, rhyme and rhythm, understandable language, a great topic in the lifecycle of a loaf of bread, and beautiful, deceptively simple illustrations. What’s not to like?' Inis

'A wonderfully jovial rhyming tale' Recommended Reads

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