- Age Range: 3 - 6 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
- Lexile Measure: 430 (What's this?)
- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: Disney-Hyperion (October 25, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1484722868
- ISBN-13: 978-1484722862
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.5 x 11.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 91 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,741 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nanette's Baguette Hardcover – October 25, 2016
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PreS-Gr 2—The hilarious account of how Nanette, a young frog entrusted with her "biggest responsibility yet" ends up "beset with regret." Although Nanette meets her friends and "Mr. Barnett with his pet" on the way to buy a baguette for the first time by herself, she doesn't forget her task and emerges triumphant from the bakery. But the loaf is warm and "smells wonderful," and bite by bite, she devours it before she reaches home. Nanette's fear of facing her mom proves unfounded, though, when she admits her mistake and is enfolded in her mother's soothing embrace. The two set out together to get another baguette, and a surprise ending demonstrates that even adults can succumb to temptation. With few exceptions, the entire text contains words rhyming with Nanette. The French village, handcrafted with cardboard and paper and digitally integrated with other photographed illustrations, is home to Nanette and her frog community. Visual jokes fill every page: the pictures on the walls of Nanette's home, Mr. Barnett's pet, signs in a shop window. With lip-smacking delight, Nanette floats through double-page splashes of vibrant color as she consumes the baguette, then appears in a bull's-eye, eyes popping, mouth twisted, as she realizes her error. The background echoes her distress as it becomes dark and filled with black squiggles and the "KABOOM" of a thunderstorm, which leaves the girl "wet with no baguette." There is so much to discover and enjoy in this treat for eye and ear—even a hidden Pigeon. VERDICT For a storytime treat that children will devour, don't miss this shopping trip.—Marianne Saccardi, Children's Literature Consultant, Cambridge, MA
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I had already ordered our copy on Amazon a month before meeting Mr. Willems, and today the book arrived at our house.
Nanette’s Baguette is the story of a little girl named Nanette whose mother sends her to buy a baguette from the bakery. At first, Nanette sticks to the plan, but things go awry quickly. Can she resist the temptation to eat the baguette? Will a sudden rainstorm ruin her day?
The illustrations are just wonderful. They’re everything we have come to expect from a Mo Willems book. They are slightly more detailed than the Elephant and Piggie books, but there is still an emphasis on body language and facial expressions. Half of the humor is in watching Nanette wrestle with her self-control and she wants nothing more than to bite into the baguette with a satisfying KRACK.
The best thing about Nanette’s Baguette is that the plot unfolds through the magic of rhyme:
In the kitchenette,
Mom tells Nanette
that Nanette gets
to get the baguette!
As the rhyming continued, my girls began to giggle. I think you will be hard-pressed not to smile at this silly story of a girl and her love of bread. Nanette experiences a full range of emotions on her baguette getting adventure, much to the amusement of my three girls.
I would absolutely recommend Nanette’s Baguette. This story will appeal to preschoolers who will love hearing it read out loud all the way up to elementary school children who can read it independently. Don’t forget to look for the Pigeon hidden somewhere in the book. It took us awhile to find him, but here’s definitely there!
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