The Tiny Baker
Enter a whimsical world, created in vivid detail with stunning illustrations by Alison Jay and clever, lyrical rhymes. Insect customers clamor to dine at the Tiny Baker’s cafe, but when the ladybug chefs fly off and upend the pristine bakery’s kitchen, the Tiny Baker learns an important lesson about friendship.
Written by Hayley Barrett
Illustrated by Alison Jay
Format : Hard Cover
Product Dimensions: 10.00 x 9.75 inches
Page Count: 32 pages
Age Range: Ages 3-8 years
AWARD-WINNING ILLUSTRATOR: Stunning, hand-painted crackle varnish illustrations by acclaimed artist Alison Jay exude charm in every detail.
RHYMING: Clever, rhyming text describes delectable treats in vivid detail and clearly leads readers through an exciting turn of events while introducing sophisticated vocabulary.
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING: When the Tiny Baker’s insect customers rush to clean up her discombobulated kitchen, she discovers that her customers are actually true friends who are ready to help out when times get tough.
IMAGINATION: Barrett and Jay create an imaginary insect world so endearing and believable that even adult readers will be transported.
Awards and Accolades
★ “Barrett’s delightful story, told in rhyming couplets, is about friends who don’t hesitate to help a friend in need.... Coming to the aid of a friend benefits everyone in this gratifying tale” – Booklist
“This quaint story features sweet scenes as textured and iced as the baked goods themselves…. A grand addition to any library, gently demonstrating how we find friends where we least expect to” – School Library Journal
“Alison Jay’s oil and crackling varnish paintings are a joy to behold, adorable in their detail as they extend the narrative with period flair and cinematic touches” – Jama’s Alphabet Soup
“I adore this book! Everything about it is perfection” – Books for MKs
“The complexity and rhythm of the text lend it more toward being read aloud to younger readers rather than independently. The illustrations are detailed, and unique in their preparation in alkyd oil paint on paper with crackling varnish. They create a rich and delightful backdrop to a quaint story about the power of friendship” – Youth Services Book Review
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
Written by - Hayley Barrett
Hayley Barrett lives outside of Boston, USA with her husband, John. Their two terrific children have grown and flown, but they come home often for tea and cookies. She has written several books for children.
Illustrated by - Alison Jay
A graduate in illustration from the London College of Printing, Alison Jay has been illustrating children's books for ten years. To create her unique style, she uses alkyd oil paint on paper with a crackling varnish, which gives her illustrations an antique, nostalgic quality. Alison lives and works in London, England.