By: Lana Spasevski
Illustrated by: Joanie Stone
Genre: YFB - General fiction
Published by: Affirm Press
Published: 29 Mar 2022
ISBN: 9781922711045


Say hello to Sadie... a superstar baker with a big heart! In this book, Sadie needs to throw a surprise birthday for her mum, help out at the Cookgrove fundraising day, and welcome someone new to her class. But Sadie's sweet intentions do not always go to plan! Her vanilla ice-cream cake for Mum is as flat as a pancake. Her cupcake stall has tough competition. And her welcome treat is not welcomed! Can Sadie find a way to save the day?

In these three sprinkle-filled stories (complete with recipes!) the unstoppable Sadie shows that any problem can be solved with generosity, kindness and, of course, a delicious baked treat.

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Sadie’s Dad is a baker and her Mum is a police officer, so it’s not surprising that Sadie loves to bake and to help others!

Told as three books in one, we see Sadie, together with her family, and her two best friends, twins Amber and Arlo, helping others and coming up with solutions to in three individual stories.

Sadie is extremely kind and creative, not only with her baking, but in coming up with ideas to solve issues, both for her and for her community.

You will love Sadie’s ability to make the best of the situation, and to not let obstacles stop her. It highlights that with the help, support and encouragement of family and friends, we can all achieve more than we thought we could, and make a difference in the lives of others.

A Sprinkle of Sadie is a wonderful book for emerging readers as it allows them to read these each of the three stories separately, or read them together as an entire book.

With the addition of Sadie’s recipes at the end of each story, emerging readers (especially budding cooks) are sure to thoroughly enjoy this new series, and be eagerly awaiting future instalments.

Reviewed by Sam