A contemporary fable about a magical remedy for a baby who won't stop crying.Miriam is a baker whose bread is full of smells to make your nose twitch and tastes to make your tongue tingle. Miriam's own favorite cinnamon bread so delights Sebastian, a musician who enters her shop, that he buys it every day for a year and then asks her to marry him. After a baby is born to the happy couple, all is blissful until their bundle of joy begins crying. And crying. Only when the two are almost at wit's end does Miriam suddenly know, looking down at her baby curled up like a little raisin, exactly what she must do.A celebration of the bond between mother and child and an ode to the power of our senses, each delectable word and image of this beautifully told and illustrated story will be savored.
About the Author
Nicola Winstanley has always loved to write; but it wasn't until her daughter was born that she started writing stories for children. Nicola considers herself lucky because she gets to read children's books all the time it's the best part of the day for her. She's also lucky because she gets to read fledgling writers, as she teaches writing to students at Humber College in Toronto.
Janice Nadeau studied graphic design and illustration at the Université du Québec à Montréal and at the École supérieure des arts décoratifs de Strasbourg (France). She likes to explore different applications of her medium, whether it's illustrating books or designing textile. Janice is a three-time recipient of the Governor General's Award for Illustration, Canada's most prestigious literary prize.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Miriam is a wonderful baker and her favorite bread to make is cinnamon bread. Sebastian comes every day to Miriam¿s bakery for a year and they marry. Soon they have a lovely child. The baby cried every day every hour and no one could figure out what to do to stop it from crying. Finally, Miriam took the baby to the bakery and made cinnamon bread and the baby stopped crying. The whole book has a lovely brown color and almost seems to give off a cinnamon-y smell.¿Miriam loved to take the springy dough from the mixer and knead in all the tasty treasures with her warm, soft hands. Because it was her favorite, Miriam always saved the cinnamon bread for last. As she kneaded the raisins into the dough, she sang all the songs her mother had taught her when she was a child and the smell of cinnamon and the sound of her beautiful voice rose together and curled through the air.¿