Author: Natasha Wing
Illustrator: Helen Dardik
Publisher: Sterling, 2018
Themes: romance, dance, pastries
Opening: Bagel loved to dance. It made him happier than a birthday cake!
Summary: (from my library catalog) Bagel wants to compete in a dance contest, but everyone from Pretzel to Croissant turns him down until, at last, shy and lovely Cupcake agrees to be his partner..
I like this book because: it’s a buttered-up romance sprinkled with pastry puns, and garnished with delectable characters! Just right for foodies young and old, and all the sweettooths inbetween! Mary Berry would agree, “It’s a good bake!”
Resources/Activities: learn a few dance steps, or go all out and take a swing lesson; bake cupcakes and/or bagels; try to come up with your own pastry puns!
Check out Natasha’s dress, made especially to celebrate this book!
*Enter to win a signed copy! Leave a comment below, but for fun please share your favorite bagel or bagel topping! Open to residents of North America. All comments counted until midnight on 1/17/18.
For more Perfect Picture Book Friday picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE.