Author(s): Mark Bailey
Little Ellie the elephant is home while her parents are throwing a grown-up party - and she gets hungry for a snack! Mom and Dad are preoccupied, so she's left to fend for herself when her tummy goes "rumble rumble rumble". Ellie is out of luck when she can't reach the table of desserts, or the cookie jar in the kitchen, or the freezer. It seems as though everything is for big people...or is it? At that moment Ellie hears a little voice coming from a tiny mouse hole. A live cooking show is going on in her kitchen, and the chef mouse is baking a tiny pie! With artwork featuring classic and nostalgic styles and the text transitioning from prose to playful verse, little readers will be taken on a spectacular baking journey. They'll be taken through the five senses, steps involved to complete the recipe (all demonstrated by the adorable chef mouse), and a magical little hole in the wall where even the tiniest creatures can bake, too. And on the last page, a tiny apple pie.
Mark Bailey is an author and Emmy-nominated screenwriter. His previous books include "American Hollow" and "Hemingway & Bailey's Bartending Guide to Great American Writers." This is Bailey's first book for children. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.
Michael Oatman is a collage and installation artist living in Troy, NY, where he is a professor of architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His artwork has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad. This is Oatman's first book for children and young elephants.
Edward Hemingway is a writer and illustrator with a lifelong love of elephants. His previous children's books include "Bump in the Night" and "Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship, " which was selected for the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show 2012. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.