Thursday, January 04, 2007
BOM: Pretzels by the Dozen
Pretzels by the Dozen is a bit of a departure--it's a nonfiction picture book that relates the true history of pretzels. I read somewhere that the first pretzel was created in order to teach children about God, and that was all it took to send me on a quest to learn everything I could about pretzels.
They actually have an amazing history! So I created this picture book and combined elements of counting, rhythm and rhyme, and history--and even included a recipe for pretzels at the end!
You can even sing the book, if you know the tune to "Sing a Song of Sixpence." That's how I checked my meter in each verse--I sat there and sang it!
My favorite fan letter about this book came shortly after its publication--from Auntie Anne, of Auntie Anne's pretzels (those kiosks you see in lots of malls).