Told in rhyming verse, this is a book for early learners to enjoy as they explore all the people and animals who enjoy eating bread. From the beginning of its life as a lump of dough, the adventures of each slice of the loaf are traced through the day, from breakfast toast to tea time soldiers.
Classic Ahlberg text, full of personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia and mathematical language, it is illustrated in such humorous detail by Bruce Ingman that the story could also stand alone as a wordless picture book for pre-readers. The ending leaves multiple options for readers to choose, motivating them to rush off and create their own bread-based snack as soon as possible.
As well as being a book for adults and children to enjoy sharing, this would also be an excellent resource on any Key Stage 1 shelf for projects on bread or food.