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TONY'S BREAD

Author: Tomie de Paola

Illustrator: Tomie de Paola

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Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group, reprint edition

Material: paperback

Summary: Tony, a baker, and his daughter seek their dreams in Milano and create Panettone, an Italian classic! This Italian folktale is brought to life in a readable form for young children.

Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud

Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 9 to 12

Interest Level: 4 to 8

Reading Level: 4

Age of Child: Started reading with child almost 3 years old.

Young Reader Reaction: Our preschooler was immediately drawn in by the warm, inviting illustrations. The tale moves fast and keeps him/her enthralled.

Adult Reader Reaction: DePaola is one of this parent's favorite authors. The tale kept all of us interested. Repeated readings bring new details in the illustrations to everyone's attention.

Pros: This is a great book to teach about a classic Italian tradition and even a couple of Italian words

Cons: None

Borrow or Buy: Buy! This book is a holiday (and year-round) classic of the type that adults will say "I learned that from this book"!

If You Liked This Book, Try: WHO'S THAT KNOCKING ON CHRISTMAS EVE   THE MITTEN; A Ukranian Folktale   HOW THE PIRATES SAVED CHRISTMAS

Educational Themes: Tony and his daughter teach us about perseverance in reaching a goal. You can also learn about an Italian tradition and a couple of Italian words.

Literary Categories: Fiction - fables and folklore, cultures and tradition, picture book, Christmas

Date(s) Reviewed: December 2004

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