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. Let'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: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406352627
  • Published: 06 Feb 2014
  • Price: £6.99
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  • Size: 245 x 245 mm
  • Pages: 32

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'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 is a cosy and reassuring story that draws children’s attention to the simple things in life through humour, excellent rhyming text and illustrations with charming, naïve quality' Nursery World

'Classic Ahlberg text . . . it is illustrated in such humour detail by Bruce Ingman' Books for Keeps

'Perfect for read-aloud fun . . . charmingly engaging' Baby London

'Full of fantastic pictures, accompanied by rhyming text that proved appealing to both 21-month-old Kitty and nearly-five-year-old Alfie. There’s plenty of repetition and opportunity to shout Hooray! in this celebration of baked goods. which tells the tale of a loaf of bread from it’s conception to end, crumb by crumb. Totally fab' Bambino Goodies

'A charming picture book which will have children clamoring to have bread with every meal!' Carousel

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