Nanette's Baguette

Book Information
Rating: Outstanding
Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool, Primary
Author: Mo Willems
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Year: 2016
ISBN: 9781484722862
Pages: 40

Nanette is a bright young frog whose mom has asked her to buy a baguette from the bakery. Nanette buys the delectable baguette, but it’s so warm and tempting that she can’t resist! Nanette eats the baguette! Oh no, what should she do? Does she tell her mom the truth? Nanette bravely tells her mother what happened. Her mom is understanding, and they go to purchase a new baguette. But the baguette is so warm and smells so good that Nanette's mom eats the second baguette!

Nanette's Baguette by Mo Willems is a delightful coming-of-age story for young readers. Willems’s rhyming is masterful. His rhymes are not simple or predictable, but unexpected, hysterical, and intriguing. Readers will also build their vocabulary as they read Nanette’s story. The underlying messages of taking on responsibilities and being honest after making a mistake are important for young readers and are presented in an easily comprehensible and enjoyable way. Nanette's Baguette is Mo Willems's best yet!