Wintercake by Lynne Rae Perkins is a ﬁne choice for the entire family this time of year. Written for 4-8-year-old children this cozy picturebook has everything a good book needs. It is fun, has an exciting story in which something actually happens, and the writing is terriﬁc. A missing basket of dried fruits returned by a stranger leads two friends to make a Wintercake and embark on a journey to ﬁnd the stranger and give him the cake. The vocabulary is sophisticated, always a good sign. How wonderful to expose little kids to such beautiful words such as mysterious, bluster, vile, scrumptious, buoyant, agile, and jubilant. This book has real personality and will be a pleasure to read aloud to young children.
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