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The Baker's Dozen: A Counting Book

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  78 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Here is a delectable counting book that goes all the way to thirteen--a baker's dozen. Steaming German chocolate cakes, perfectly formed cherry pies, and gooey jelly rolls are just a few of the jolly baker's sweet treats.

Preschoolers will enjoy counting the mouth-watering pastries faster than this baker can make them!
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 24th 2007 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Caroline Downer
This counting picture book is adorable! I think "The Baker's Dozen" is a great book for children learning to count. There are thirteen delicious baked treats and a jolly baker on each page. For each number, there are two pages devoted to it. One page has the two lined sentence that rhymes and the number. The other page has a picture of the cheerful baker acting out the sentence and producing the dessert. I think this is a great set up because it leaves one page for the child to look at that cont ...more
Timothy Luken
A nice sweet counting book that I recommend you do not read if you are hungry! This counting book keeps it simple for the kids with the rhyming lines and as little text as needed for such a counting book. The baker cooks different things counting up 1 on each item, such as eclairs, german chocolate cakes and so on until he gets ready to serve 13 people his baked goods. Though this counting book does more than an effective job to keep the children interested and help them learn how to count, I wa ...more
Pamela ☼what?!? you want more gruel☼ Tee
This is a cute concept book where the numbers 1 to 13 are explored.

The rhymes are fun, and the rosy cheeked baker is delightfully sweet and kid-friendly.

"With nuts of many sorts
he bakes ten little tortes."

"With fruit from mixing bowls
he fills six jelly rolls."

What doesn't quite work are some of the pictures. I don't know about you but when I sit down with little ones and a counting book, we count. Most of the items are large enough for tiny pointer fingers, but for the number 10, the tortes ar
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Rebecca Ann
This is a really adorable and tasty looking picture book about the baker's dozen. You really should not try to read this hungry, because the colorful, shiny cartoon illustrations look waaaay too good. This is a good counting book, but it does have harder words like pastry and eclair, so I was confused as to who the intended audience would be. I'd say K-1st is probably a good bet. One thing that bothered me is that the expression a baker's dozen means 13, as in you will get 13 rolls, but this sto ...more
Jackie
The Baker's Dozen: A Counting Book is full of wonderfully expressive illustrations...in which we can all relate (well, those of us who like desserts, and who doesn't?). The baker bakes just enought of each treat...one chocolate eclair, two German chocolate cakes, three cherry pies,etc. A delightful book.

Used for "We Love Desserts!" storytime-May, 2010.
Allie Redmon
I loved this book! This is one of favorite counting books I have read in a long time. I love the illustrations in the book and I think that kids would love the colors. I would use this book for kids in are in the grades of K and 1st. It is a great counting book and would awesome for kids to have to learn how to do their counting and become stronger at it
Candice Mckinnon
The Baker's Dozen is great for young children who are learning how to count. The book counts up to 13 using familiar food items that children love. The words and numbers are clear, colorful, and distinct. The pictures represent what is being stated. Teachers could use this book to introduce counting to young children.
Karen
I think this is my favorite counting book of all time! It's really a great little counting book written in rhyme. Of course, anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE to bake and eat baked goods, so it's double the fun for me! This book will have you salivating by the end!
Bekkah
This is another one that would fit into the community helper unit in pre-k and kindergarten, as well as reinforcing counting skills. The illustrations are fun and it goes all the way to thirteen which sets it apart from a lot of the simple counting books I have seen.
Kathryn
Most people, especially children enjoy baked goods. It was a smart idea to combine baked goods with the concept of counting, one through thirteen. I also liked that the last couple of pages of the book lists each number with pictures of the baked goods by quantity.
Anne
If you like sweets and pastries, this is the perfect counting book for you! Full of rhynmes, sweet treats and whimsical illustrations to help youngsters count from 1 to 13.
Alissa
Not just another counting book, this one is counting pastries! We loved the cute pictures of the roly-poly baker and all the delicious treats he makes!
Sarah
This book makes you hungry. But I like it because it counts to thirteen instead of the usual ten. And the illustrations are mouth-watering.
Staggerlee
Mar 14, 2009 Staggerlee rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Parents and Illustrators
As with Andreasen's other two I've on here, fantastic art, this one pretty inventive in his take on the usu. counting book...
Carrie
This is a well done counting book with great illustrations, but sooooo not a good book to read when you are craving sweets. :)
Amy Carr
Mar 11, 2010 Amy Carr added it
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Really fun counting book for preschoolers! Loved the illustrations but am seriously craving a cupcake now...
Vivian
This would have been a great book to use in our "icky-sticky" story time.
Elizabeth
an easy counting book with beautiful, beautiful illustration.
Mina Saeed
Book to use for counting...
Prek and kindergarten
Angela
I loved the illustrations. It's a cute counting book.
Mary
Adorable. The illustrations made me hungry. :)
Zonia
A baker deliciously counts to thirteen
Cindy
Lovely pictures and unforced rhymes
Joanna
Adorable and appetite building.
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