Nanette's Baguette by Mo Willems

Nanette's Baguette

Written by Mo Willems
Illustrated by Mo Willems

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One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | There’s a surprise twist at the end of this tale of little Nanette, entrusted by her mother to get the baguette from the baker, and no-one will see it coming. Then again everything in this book is unexpected, clever and very, very funny. The story – Nanette goes to buy bread, but can’t resist eating it on the way home – is a hoot, but it’s Willem’s choice of language that makes it so comic and memorable: there are 31 different rhymes for baguette, including – after Nanette has given in to temptation and consumed the baguette – the sublime ‘Nanette is beset with regret’! Pictures match the text for wit and originality – Willem’s mix of cartoon and collage, the way he plays with the design and layout, and the bog-eyed appeal of Nanette all work to make this a stand out picture book. Daft, true and utterly irresistible. ~ Andrea Reece


Nanette's Baguette by Mo Willems

From Mo Willems, the multi award-winning creator of the Pigeon series and the Knuffle Bunny trilogy, comes a hilarious new tongue-twister read-aloud about a little girl, Nanette, on a mission to buy a baguette. It's Nanette's very first solo trip to the bakery. But will Nanette get the baguette from baker Juliette? Or will Nanette soon be beset with regret? Set in a meticulously handcrafted-paper-modelled French village, the uniquely vibrant laugh-out-loud world of Nanette's Baguette may be Mo's best creation yet. Get set to crack into an irresistible tale you won't soon forget!


If there's a living creator of children's books who stands a chance of occupying a cultural position akin to a Dr. Seuss, it's Mr. Willems The New York Times

About the Author

Mo Willems

Mo Willems is a three-time Caldecott Honor winner for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity. His books have been tranlsted into over 25 languages, and his celebrated Elephant & Piggle early-reader series has been awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal on two occasions as well as five Honors. Other favourites include That Is Not a Good Idea! and Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs. Before he turned to children's books, Mo was a writer and animator on Sesame Street, where he won six Emmy Awards. Mo lives with his family in Massachusetts, USA.

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40 pages


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd February 2017




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