Don't Forget the Bacon!

Don't Forget the Bacon!

by Pat Hutchins

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688087432
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/26/1989
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 440,275
Product dimensions: 9.75(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.06(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Pat Hutchins, one of seven children, was born in Yorkshire, England, and grew up in the surrounding countryside, which she still loves. At a very early age she knew that she wanted to be an artist and was encouraged by an elderly couple who would give her a chocolate bar for each picture she drew. A local art school offered her a scholarship and she studied there for three years, continuing her training at Leeds College of Art, where she specialized in illustration. Her career in the children's book field began with the highly acclaimed Rosie's Walk, a 1968 ALA Notable Book. Since then she has written five novels and created more than twenty-five picture books. She was awarded England's prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 1974 for The Wind Blew. Pat Hutchins lives with her husband in London, England.


Pat Hutchins, one of seven children, was born in Yorkshire, England, and grew up in the surrounding countryside, which she still loves. At a very early age she knew that she wanted to be an artist and was encouraged by an elderly couple who would give her a chocolate bar for each picture she drew. A local art school offered her a scholarship and she studied there for three years, continuing her training at Leeds College of Art, where she specialized in illustration. Her career in the children's book field began with the highly acclaimed Rosie's Walk, a 1968 ALA Notable Book. Since then she has written five novels and created more than twenty-five picture books. She was awarded England's prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 1974 for The Wind Blew. Pat Hutchins lives with her husband in London, England.

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Don't Forget the Bacon 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ezwicky on LibraryThing 5 months ago
My husband hates this book. It's true that it's not the world's easiest read-aloud book, because it requires you to repeat variations on "six farm eggs, a cake for tea, a pound of pears, and don't forget the bacon" on every page. Let me repeat: That sentence, or rhyming versions of it, with or without the bacon, make up the whole book. Great for a beginning reader, but "a pound of pears" is hard to get up a good dramatic reading of. On the other hand, if you don't have to read it aloud for a few weeks running, it's pretty cute, and my daughter is quite fond of it.
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing 6 months ago
Total seventies illustrations, a little boy is sent to the grocery with a list. He keeps repeating the list to himself transposing letters, adding things, forgetting things, getting the list completely muddled. Of course he forgets the bacon.