Hi folks! Today is Australia Day for all my friends down under! In honor of Australia Day I bring to you two book recommendations and some pretty pics on how to make your own fairy bread!
First up, one of my favorite stories by the ever fabulous redhead Mem Fox:
Written by Mem Fox
Illustrated by Pamela Lofts
Published by Voyager Books
Not really a tribute to Australia but an honorable mention is Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day!
Written by Judith Viorst
Illustrated by Ray Cruz
Published by Aladdin
For Fairy Bread you will need:
*soft white bread (though I prefer squaw bread)
*soft butter, margarine or clotted cream
*a bevy of sprinkles, jimmies and sugar
*large sized cookie cutters, about the size of a slice of bread
*a clean surface or splat mat
Maggie, the wee one who first introduced me to fairy bread likes to flatten her bread first by smashing it with her wee fists. So, after flattening you will want to butter your bread slice liberally. Give the kids plastic knives and they can do it all themselves! After buttering, have a go with all the sprinkles and such:
Cut out with yer cookie cutter...
Happy Australia Day everyone!