The Bread Pet
A Sourdough Story
Cora promises to keep Uncle JB’s Bread Pet alive but didn’t anticipate its exponential growth! She needs to come up with a solution — and fast! This whimsical STEM story of family, creativity and community will inspire young makers to experiment and share their gifts with others. Includes sourdough starter recipe and sourdough bread recipe.
Key Selling Points:
- STEM: Incorporates mathematics concepts like exponential growth and measurement while introducing science topics such as fermentation.
- COMMUNITY: Presents sharing with the community as a solution to having “too much” and raises awareness about hunger.
- PROBLEM-SOLVING: The protagonist of the story models creative problem-solving techniques like trial-and-error, mapping out mathematical concepts, and asking for help.
- DIVERSE & INCLUSIVE: The book portrays a same-sex family with two mothers as well as a protagonist with cochlear implants.
- HUMOR & WHIMSY: Hilarity ensues as the Bread Pet threatens to take over the house. Humorous dialogue and whimsical illustrations add interest and pizzazz.
- EDUCATIONAL ENDNOTES & RECIPES: Includes explanations of exponential growth and fermentation as well as recipes for a Bread Pet (sourdough starter) and sourdough bread.