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Children's Fiction Cooking & Food

Baker Makers

by (author) Kim Smith

Initial publish date
Jan 2024
Cooking & Food, Imagination & Play, Friendship
Recommended Age
4 to 7
Recommended Grade
p to 2
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2024
    List Price

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With a focus on overcoming fails and pivoting to new ideas, this hilarious story stars a young boy who dreams of baking extraordinary cakes but struggles with perfectionism in the midst of competition from fellow Baker Makers.

Naveen loves to bake. In fact, he’s sure he’s practically a master baker. So, he is thrilled when his class is assigned to tackle creative cake-making at Baker Makers Lab.

Naveen is positive his cake will be the most astonishing and extraordinary one of all. But the mismatch between his fertile imagination and his actual skills leads to disaster.

Will he find a way to embrace the unexpected? Find out in this delicious and delightful STEAM-centred picture book about letting go of perfection from New York Times–bestselling author-illustrator Kim Smith, creator of Boxitects.

About the author

Kim Smith lives in Calgary, Alberta. This is her first children's book. When not illustrating for children, Kim illustrates comics. Her illustrations have been featured in advertising as well as in two comic collections, The Anthology Project and The Anthology Project, Volume Two. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2008 with a Bachelor of Design specializing in character design.

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