My six-year-old loves to read! It’s time he shares his thoughts on what he’s reading. I am always pleased when he wants to write about his reading: a budding reviewer in his own right!
Hooray for Bread by Allan Ahlberg and Bruce Ingman. This is a picture book. It is fiction. It is written in poetry. This book is about making and eating bread. It is about one loaf of bread. It like it because it is funny. The bread gets eaten by the baker and his family. There are two slices of bread that walked off the bread tray and on two other pages the bread is dreaming. Also, dogs and ducks and birds and a mouse eat some bread. The mouse eats a crumb. All of the animals say “Hooray for bread!” The humans are happy in all of the pictures too. I liked the story and the pictures in this book.
Mom’s thoughts: I love this simple “ode” to bread. It had a nice rhythm to it. The animals who enjoyed pieces of the loaf of bread each got their double-page spread. The chorus of “Hooray …. for bread!” is interspersed with animal sounds (Hooray — Woof Woof — for Bread; Hooray — Quack Quack — for bread!) and I loved that repetition. The illustrations did have a lot of humor in it, and I liked the circle of the day in the eating of the loaf of bread. Ahlberg and Ingman are a great time, so I was pleased to see another book by the two of them.