WALTER THE BAKER by Eric Carle

WALTER THE BAKER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Beginning invitingly with "warm smells" of bread, rolls, cakes, tarts and cookies (and a cat perched on a red-brick oven) Walter the baker's story ends lamely when he invents the pretzel in answer to the duke's demand for a roll containing "the rising sun, the noontime sun and the setting sun" (the pretzel, Walter explains, has three holes through which the sun can shine). The splashy tissue-paper collages of coarsely comic peasant figures and a cozy half-timbered town are as pointlessly hybrid as the tale.
Pub Date: March 22nd, 1972
ISBN: 0689800789
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Knopf
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1972




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