After baking all day, the pastry chef is too tired to make herself a birthday cake. After the bakery lights go out and she retires upstairs, the mice come out. The mice decide to make the chef a birthday cake because she always leaves them some cheesecake.
What I thought: I liked this one. With the mice, it had a Cinderella feel to it. I don't think there enough baking picture books out there. The illustrations with their bold black lines are great. My favorite is the birthday party.
Story Time Themes: Baking, Birthdays, elephants, mice (both gray)
(Illus. Betsy Lewin. Disney Hyperion, 2011)