Sara Laux Akin
Illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung
For ages 5 to 7
Peachtree Publishers, 2010, 978-1-56145-522-5
smells bread baking, and when she goes into the kitchen, she sees that mama is putting some breadsticks into the oven. Once again, Sofia wants to help, and once again something goes terribly wrong. Then, when Sofia tries to help her brother make pizza, she manages to get her dough on the ceiling fan! Poor Sofia wants so much to contribute to the celebration. Is there anything that she do that won’t go horribly wrong? Sofia
In this simple yet warming picture book, the author celebrates the food traditions and close ties that family members share, and she shows young readers how their own creativity can make their wishes come true.
Kathleen Hartung’s expressive illustrations beautifully capture the close family ties that run like threads through the story.