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What the Bread Says
What the Bread Says

What the Bread Says

Baking with Love, History, and Papan

Illustrated by Tim Palin, By Vanessa Garcia



32 Pages, 9 x 11

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book, PDF

Hardcover Picture Book, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $23.95)

Publication Date: October 2022

ISBN 9781735345185

Rights: WOR X UK

Cardinal Rule Press (Oct 2022)

Price: $17.95


Baking with Papan is always an adventure as stories swirl in the kitchen. Join Papan and Vanessa as they go from the bumpy Pyrenees Mountains into fancy Paris and to the tropical island of Cuba while kneading, dancing and singing along the way.

Based on a true story, this was how Vanessa Garcia (author) learned to bake bread with her grandfather when she was a little girl. While baking together, her grandfather told her incredible stories of his life. Through his stories, Vanessa learned about her roots and the power of love and family. Get a copy of What the Bread Says and celebrate family, cultures, and the resilience of the human spirit.

There is a FREE Reader’s Guide for children. The guide contains interactive lesson plans that deepen comprehension and encourage critical thinking skills. The Reader’s Guide and coloring pages are available for FREE download from the publisher website.


"Charming, fun, unique, and thoroughly 'kid friendly' in organization and presentation, What the Bread Says: Baking with Love, History, and Papan is an extraordinary and unreservedly recommended addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elemental school, and community library picture book collections for children ages 5-7." —James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review

Author Biography

Vanessa Garcia has written and worked for Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer, and Caillou. She also writes plays, articles, and novels too! She bakes bread with her son and daughter in their Miami kitchen all the time, passing down Papan’s recipes.