A Pinch of Love

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Pub Date 6 Dec 2022 | Archive Date 14 Feb 2024

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Following on from Love Grows Everywhere, A Pinch of Love is Barry Timms and Tisha Lee's second book on the subject of love—this time celebrating the love that comes through baking, cooking and sharing food.

In this beautiful story told in rhyming verse, a boy and his grandmother, are preparing for a big neighborhood bake-off. See the loving (and sticky!) moments of their tender relationship, along with the many other warm bonds that exist within their community.

Barry Timms’ gentle text skillfully links these loving moments with the love that is represented by the food, while Tisha Lee’s lush illustrations give real depth to this vibrant and diverse neighborhood.

This book is a warm and charming tale, perfect for Valentine’s Day and beyond.
Following on from Love Grows Everywhere, A Pinch of Love is Barry Timms and Tisha Lee's second book on the subject of love—this time celebrating the love that comes through baking, cooking and...

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A Pinch of Love is a touching and heartfelt book about how a little love can go a long way. I found the narrative wonderful and the art is absolutely beautiful.

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A little love never hurt nobody. This was so sweet and such an important book for littles everywhere.

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A boy and his grandmother spread love through the community as they bake cookies and share them while they are out and about. But later when they need help they also receive it from a friend. The story culminates in a busy bake sale which raises money for the newly built community centre.

There is so much we love about this book. We love the way that love and baking are intertwined to bring a diverse community of characters together and the way we are left with a warm glow as everybody enjoys caring and company while raising money. We love the way that the cookies bring smiles to various members of the community, the builders, the tired mum, grandpa on his birthday and we love the way that a friend helps when the supermarket shelves are bare. There’s love on every page 🙂

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Thank you, Quarto Publishing Group- Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, for the advance reading copy.

This book is all about loving and caring for one another no matter the age and the situation we are in.

I find the illustrations heartfelt and well done. The writing is so good. Lucky are the kids who get to read this book. Luckier are the adults reading this book along with them.

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A Pinch of Love is a heartwarming and wonderfully illustrated addition to children’s literature. I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline! The book had the perfect balance of pictures being a part of telling the story and the words crafting the rest. I highly recommend it for your classroom.

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Heartwarming and uplifting. The rhyme and cadence helped it to be more accessible. Important lessons for SEL and friendships. The imagery of helping was nice. Good conversations could be had based on the text and the pictures.

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This was such a sweet book. The illustrations were awesome. I loved the colors- they were vibrant and beautiful! It had a great message and storyline. Overall a great book that I think kids will love.

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I was not expecting this sweet story to make my cold adult heart melt and for me to become emotional, BUT IT DID!

All about how a pinch of love (represented throughout the story as a pinch of flower as a child and a loved one prepare baked goods for their community) can go so far and help through a variety of life’s moments, both good and bad.

But what happens when your love feels all out and you feel down in the dumps? Maybe some of those pinches of love you shared will be brought back to you!

I adored this story and cannot wait to add it to my family library and read with my children over and over again!

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As someone who loves to bake I really enjoyed this story. I don’t have children yet but will definitely be buying a copy for when I do. This was such a cute story, I absolutely adored it!

The lyrical writing was entertaining and easy to read. The illustrations were well drawn and adorable.

I especially appreciated the message about how there will be hard days because it makes the message more powerful.

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I really enjoyed A Pinch of Love - a little boy and his grandma make a difference in the lives of others by being kind and sharing their baked goods and love.

Thank you to NetGalley for the opportunity to read this title.

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The best ingredient for all recipes – a pinch of love. This one delves into the love that comes through baking, cooking, and sharing food. Bonus: It RHYMES. With sweet (no pun intended) illustrations, this story of a boy and his grandmother preparing for a neighborhood bake off will capture your heart, and remind you of the bonds, culture, and history embedded in the foods we prepare and eat together with the ones we love. A perfect children’s book for those that love to cook and “help” in the kitchen!

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I got this on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review!

This was a really lovely picture book about why we need love in our lives, and how it affects us! I love the symbolism with baking and love, as well as the ways we can use both to make other people feel better and help them mend. It is also fitting that it is written as a poem, with simple rhymes that make it easy to read even for younger children.

A perfect book to read with family AND use in the classroom.

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If there was a recipe to make a better day, what would be the special thing you’d along the way?

Love is the key of ingredients. In this book, we will learn to cook something with love. Separate the kindbess to others. With our dish that cook with love, people who is in trouble will smile automatically, people who had problems and sad will have a spirit to live.

Read aloud with your kids and pinch the happiness all around us; family, friends, pets, community etc. The illustration was too beatiful.

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