Written and Illustrated by Paula White
This picture book does a wonderful job of detailing the inner workings of a small seaside town and how everyone in it provides for everyone else in some way or another. The main character starts out wanting to be a fisherman when he grows up, working hard on a ship through storm and cold, to supply fish for the fish markets. His father, however, is a baker and he tells his son why he is just as important as the fishermen. This is a wonderful learning tool to show students how every cog in a community is vital for a community to succeed. The writing is informative and beautiful and the illustrations are phenomenal. I highly recommend this book.
Reviewed by Natalie Dean, Librarian, Woodrow Wilson Elementary
Review shared in November 2022
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 1-3
The Baker by the Sea
Written by Paula White
Templar Books, an imprint of Candlewick Press
Release Date: November 1, 2022
A review copy was provided by the publisher.