My 6-year-old adored the first and last stories in this book. He couldn’t wait to find out the birthday surprise Baker Bill was making. The middle story was kind of ho-hum for him, but overall we really enjoyed the book. I’d highly recommend it for kids who are curious about what grown-ups do all day.
This book was very nostalgic to me. There are three short stories in the book. The drawings in the stories look vintage. One of the short stories covered going to the library. That brought back memories from my childhood of going to the library and having my own library card.
I read this book aloud with my kids 0-12 and all enjoyed it! (The baby slept, so I take that as a win too.) The three short stories were perfect for bedtime reads and are sweet stories that we will enjoy reading again.
My son enjoyed the three separate stories in this book. The first is about Baker Bill, the second was about the librarian at the library and the third was about a kid named Peter who becomes a cowboy. But each of these stories have copyrights between 1950-1962. It doesn’t make the stories any less enjoyable, but if reading about the 1950 library (cards and pockets verses online catalogs, for example) bothers you, you might want to pick another one. We did really enjoy it though, but I thought that might be one thing that could be hard for someone else.
My 8 year old daughter with mild dyslexia loved these stories. I asked her how she liked the book when she first read it and she said that she just didn’t want to stop reading! I think the stories were a fun way to show how community workers do their jobs.
A kind librarian, a little cowboy, and a busy baker; library books galore, an enormous cake, and the pony ride of a lifetime. All of these and more await the reader of Jene Barr’s stories for children. Follow along with Miss Terry, Baker Bill, and Texas Pete as they show you a glimpse of their world at school, at work, and at play in this enchanting collection.
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