The Longest Breakfast written by Jenny Bornholdt, illustrated by Sarah Wilkins
Gecko Press, 2017
I love breakfast. I love pouring my homemade granola in the bowl, picking strawberries from the garden to slice on top, adding a dollop of yoghurt and a swish of apple juice.
I love hearing the birds sing in the bush and watching the sea mist roll in from the ocean.
Now I have a breakfast story to love too. It feels special like The Tiger Who Came to Tea feels special. It is just the story to read aloud while you munch on pancakes or toast or boiled eggs (or granola!).
The story: The children are hungry and their dad is trying to find just the thing to hit the right hungry spot.
When I say children – there are a lot! Say 8! If you include the neighbour and friends.
Everyone seems to want something different and baby is giving his clues (toot toot buzz buzz).
I whizzed through the book, I drizzled through the drawings, I sizzled and word swam and got hooked.
The writing is plain and the story gets moving.
The drawings feel alive and the characters are EYE catching.
And the ending is perfect – a little breakfast surprise that makes the whole book glow!