What the Bread Says: Baking with Love, History and Papan is that this Vanessa Garcia and Tim Plain book is too short. Or maybe that is just me thinking that. Either way, Garcia talks about how bread can tell you something about where it comes from, the people who make it and more. We follow the young narrator as she and her Papan (grandfather/pan means bread in Spanish) make different types of bread. At the same time, her grandfather gives her a story as well that ties into their baking.
Things are simplified such as a “World War” is mentioned but not explained, or Cuba had a leader who did not allow freedom, but those pieces are not the point of the book. That point is the sharing and time with family/a grandparent and how learning about Challah bread or baguettes, bring us closer together as people.
At the start of the book there are activities or focus points you can do or look for while reading. I skipped that, but one probably should read it to see how the creators want us to experience things. And one of the things we experience is art. The illustrations are basic, not overly fancy, but not simplistic. And of course, they are sweet. Everything is bright to move the positive aspects into place. Things are colorful and not overly detailed but get the job done. It is a young read that is available for your purchase, but I read via an online reader copy.