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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
Dreaming of sugarplums and all things sweet? Well, if you have a parent who loves to bake, and who loves to have you help with the baking, then you’re bound to have the most delicious sweet dreams ever. Imagine dancing with gingerbread men, or sliding on or under “pats of butter” and so much more, all while allowing yourself to taste the dough on its way through to completion. Yummy. Sounds like a delicious dream, don’t you think? Certainly one to rival Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Ammie Elliott’s picture book story, Baked In, is part of The Dreamscape Series. This inspirational and delightfully mouth-watering treat of a book will at least encourage some pretty sweet dreams. Even the vocabulary moves with the excitement of baking and the creation of sweet treats. The lines of text do not follow horizontal regularity, but rather dip and dive to create a visual image of what the word describes. For example, “Then fold it into pool-like platters” has the words follow the downward motion of the batter being poured onto a tray. There are a lot of fun words, onomatopoeia words, like spits, sizzles, clatter and splatter, and so many others. In some ways, the story reads like a fantasized recipe, complete with action images and action words. With some rhyming verses and beautiful illustrations, the story follows a very fluid perception of how one dreams. A delightful way to introduce young readers to having fun in the kitchen, especially when making sweet treats, as well as to strengthen a young reader’s word recognition and improve their reading skills.