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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (197 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Carle Narrator: John McDonough Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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People come from near and far to buy Walter's delicious bread, cookies, and tarts. Everyone agrees he is the best baker in the whole Duchy. The Duke and Duchess love his sweet rolls for breakfast. Every morning, he carries a basketful of warm rolls to their castle. But one day the cat spills the milk he plans to use for the bread dough. What can Walter do? He grabs a pitcher of water and pours it into the flour. Will the Duke and Duchess notice the difference?

Internationally popular children's author and award-winning illustrator Eric Carle fills this fun-loving tale with suspense and humor. Young listeners will be captivated as they follow along with narrator John McDonough.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Becker wood | 12/31/2013

    " The birth of a pretzel! It's all the cats fault. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 12/20/2013

    " Reading Rainbow: Bread is for Eating "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Huda Felimban | 12/5/2013

    " Liked it although it's not the real story of Pretzels as Eric sates at the endo of the book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ayoca | 11/3/2013

    " This book can be used for grades 1-4 during science when discussing the invention of items. It's about a baker named Walter who was well known for baking. He was ordered to invent a roll through which the sun could shine three times and he did. Everybody loves the pretzel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 10/30/2013

    " the story of the invention of the pretzel. great collages and pictures "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 10/12/2013

    " Cute story! I didn't know that the area where a Duke and a Duchess rule is called a Duchy, I learned something new! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Misty | 9/28/2013

    " This isn't the best Eric Carle book I have ever read but it could serve a purpose in the classroom. I can see a great lesson on cause and effect in this book. The Baker messes up a batch which gets him in trouble and so on. It would work beautifully! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley | 8/20/2013

    " What a neat discovery at the public library! Here's a well-illustrated story with a castle AND. a creative ending! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 6/19/2013

    " This was a fine story with nice artwork. I liked the cat. I also enjoyed how European it was. Pretzels and dukes and such. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tyler | 4/23/2013

    " Really enjoyed this book. It was something different from Eric carle. Most of the time it seems his books deal with animals and plants, but this something different involving a human. His illustration as always is very interesting and attention grabbing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista the Krazy Kataloguer | 11/15/2012

    " See if the kids can guess what shape the baker finally makes--and then hand out the treat at the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 11/12/2012

    " I love all Eric Carle books....Just another fun book... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie | 10/8/2012

    " Another one I shared with my preschoolers this week. Fun fictional story about the origination of the pretzel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley Sparks | 8/25/2012

    " I absolutely loved this book. Eric Carle, one of my personal favorite authors, tells the story of how the pretzel was created in this witty tale. At the end of the story, he explains the meaning of the shape of the pretzel. The pretzel got its shape from....read it to find out! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 7/24/2012

    " Am I rating the literature, or the art?! EVERY Eric Carle book gets a 5+ stars for the amazing collage work in them; but I decided to rate the writing, of which I am not always a complete fan... "

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About the Author
Eric Carle is one of America’s leading children’s book illustrators. Born in the United States, he spent some time in Germany where he studied at the Academy of Applied Art in Stuttgart. His work has won many awards and has been published in more than a dozen countries around the world. He is author and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and illustrator of Bill Martin, Jr.‘s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
About the Narrator

John McDonough, one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices, has narrated dozens of audiobooks. He is known for his narrations of children’s books, including Robert McCloskey’s Centerburg Tales and Albert Marrin’s Commander-in-Chief Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Outside of his audiobook work, he has starred in a revival of Captain Kangaroo on the Fox Network.