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Walter the Baker

by Eric Carle

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Great illustrations. Our two-year-old loves this book. Portions are definitely lost on her. She does enjoy that it contains dialogue. I'd say it's more appropriate for older children in the four-year-old or older range. Good to read with pretzels. ( )
  Voracious_Reader | Apr 12, 2014 |
Walter the Baker can show children how to write using dialog. The dialog in this book allow for animated reading using different emphasis on words and emotions, which may make this book a good selection for a read aloud. This book has simple enough text that a beginning reader may also read it independently. ( )
  taylermwilson | Oct 6, 2013 |
Walter, his wife, and son are well known for their sweet rolls. Duke and Dutchess enjoyed these every day. One day Walter could not make the sweet rolls with milk so instead he used water. The Duke was going to banish him from the Duchy but he begged them to let him stay and so the Duke said only if you invent a roll through with the rising sun can shine three times. So he worked and worked until he got angry and threw the dough in the air and when it came down it was in the shape of what is now called a pretzel. It teaches you that through hard work and determination you can make it through.
  Clv017 | Feb 3, 2013 |
Walter the Baker is famous for his breads, rolls, cookies, tarts, and pies. The Duke and Duchess especially love his warm sweet rolls, delivered fresh to their castle every morning. But one day the cat spills the milk, and Walter is forced to serve the Duke and Duchess rolls made with water. After one bite the Duke throws down his roll in disgust and summons Walter to the castle. He threatens to banish the baker unless he can take the same dough and make a good-tasting roll that the rising sun can shine through three times. Will Walter succeed in his task, or will he have to leave his town forever?
With good humor and the vibrantly colored paper collages that are known and loved the world over, Eric Carle has concocted a delicious book that kids will savor as much as they love eating...shhh...pretzels
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  clwalker | Jun 13, 2012 |
Summary: This book is about a baker in a small village. Every moring he bakes the Duke and Duchess sweet rolls until one day his cat spills his milk and he must make the rolls with water instead of milk. The Duke decides to bannish him from the village unless the baker can make a roll that the sun can shine through three times. After many tries he finally invents the pretzel.

Personal Reaction: I enjoyed this book. The colors and pictures are beautiful. There are many bright colors that I think would catch the eyes of the children you are reading to.

Classroon Extention: 1. After reading this book you can give the children pretzels to taste. 2. Because of how the pictures are done in this book you could let the children use scrap pieces of construction paper to create a picture.
  kwilk | Sep 23, 2011 |
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Walter the Baker is famous for his breads, rolls, cookies, tarts, and pies. The Duke and Duchess especially love his warm sweet rolls, delivered fresh to their castle every morning. But one day the cat spills the milk, and Walter is forced to serve the Duke and Duchess rolls made with water. After one bite the Duke throws down his roll in disgust and summons Walter to the castle. He threatens to banish the baker unless he can take the same dough and make a good-tasting roll that the rising sun can shine through three times. Will Walter succeed in his task, or will he have to leave his town forever?

With good humor and the vibrantly colored paper collages that are known and loved the world over, Eric Carle has concocted a delicious book that kids will savor as much as they love eating...shhh...pretzels!

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:00:42 -0400)

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By order of the Duke, Walter the baker must invent a tasty roll through which the rising sun can shine three times.

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