Children's Review: The Baker's Dozen

The Baker's Dozen: A Colonial American Tale - Heather Forest, Susan Gaber

We received this book to give an honest review.

K and I really both enjoyed this story being told. Baker Van Amsterdam ends up making amazing St. Nicholas cookies which ends up him having a lot of money, but it seems having a lot of money is making him greedy. Baker Van Amsterdam learns a lesson on being greedy when a woman comes in to buy a dozen cookies and only gets twelve. Things turn upside down for this baker until his lesson is learned and he does the right thing.
K thought it was neat to learn that a baker's dozen means thirteen and not twelve and that being greedy is not a good thing to be.
The pictures really went well with each page and I think children from ages 4 on up would enjoy this story.

Questions and Answers with K.

1. Did you like this book?

2. Did you learn anything with this book?
"Yes that you shouldn't be greedy and put all the ingredients into the recipe. Also that a baker's dozen means thirteen."

3. Would you recommend this book to your friends?