The Unbeatable Bread by Lyn Littlefield Hoopes

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The aroma of a special bread subdues the effects of a harsh winter and draws people and animals to unite in a fabulous feast.

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Brad Sneed is the popular illustrator of many picture books for children, including "Deputy Harvey and the Ant Cow Caper", which received a starred review; "Grandpa's Song; I Heard Said the Bird; Thumbelina"; and "Aesop's Fables." He lives with his wife, Dena, and their daughter in Prairie Village, Kansas. You can visit him on the internet at
Published April 1, 1996 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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The insistent rhymes and hard-hitting cadence ring like bells whose peals cannot be ignored, carrying readers along on flights of fancy as the smell of bread permeates the house and neighborhood, even entering the dreams of sleeping children: ``The sea sang silver,/and the skinny moon smiled/as t...

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""It whispered 'round snowmen/ stooped under trees,/ and whistled in hives of honeybees,/ rose into bedrooms,/ rumbled in snores,/ and crept with the spiders over nursery doors."" Aunt Lucy's admonitions (""Uncle Jon, you've baked enough!"") are in vain when Uncle Jon decides to create a bread ma...

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