cbr14bingo Hot Level 2 & 3
In a village by the sea a young boy’s father is the local baker. And to the young man, nothing could be duller. Baking bread and such must be the worst job. Why would someone do that when you can be a fisherman? But by the end of The Baker by the Sea by Paula White, our young boy learns that if his father did not get up early and make the goodies that he does, the village would not run as smoothly as it does since everyone relies on each other to get their jobs done. White reinforces the idea of no matter how small you might seem, or even if you do not fight the raging sea, you are important, and things are not as quiet as you might think.
Now a picture book is nothing without its pictures. And the illustrations, also by White, do not disappoint. In November 2022 you can gaze upon mostly black, white, and gray images that still have some important color to them. The details are full, in an organized messiness, that makes you read the illustrations as much as the text. Complementing each other, this slightly longer picture book, is a slow, must read.
This is a cozy, comfortable book that is best for ages five and up. I would not recommend it for a child not willing to sit for a bit as I mentioned, it is a little on the longer side and the action is not traditional shipwrecks and so forth. However, I think adults could appreciate the book as well, especially for people interesting in drawing, artwork in general or illustrations. This is one hot ticket for the book world.