Wednesday 27 February 2019

Bagel in Love by Natasha Wing - February Book of the Month

Sometimes a book comes along and it manages to put a smile on your face without you even delving into the many exciting pages that it so happens to hold. 

And that's just what my book of the month did for me. Bagel in Love by Natasha Wing is a brilliant example of a picture book that can actually capture the attention of both the young and old.


Poor Bagel! He dreams of entering the Cherry Jubilee dance contest, but no one wants to be his partner!

Can he find a sweet-tart who doesn't think his steps are half baked?

The front cover features lovely Bagel and an oh so cute cupcake. The lettering is glitter filled and the illustrations are adorably inviting. 

My kids didn't get the first look in because as soon as I saw it my heart melted a little.

Bagel loves to dance.

It makes him happier than a birthday cake! And more than anything, he wants a partner who will spin and swirl, tap and twirl with him in the Cherry Jubilee dance contest. 

But pretzel says his moves don't cut the mustard, Croissant thinks his steps are stale and Doughnut's eyes just glaze over.

Can a cute cupcake save the day for our would be Fred Eclair?

Lovely Bagel, who was all dressed up with no one to dance with, is on the look out for a dance partner. 

The book begins with Bagel longing to enter a dance contest and not just for the prizes that could be won. Oh no Bagel simply loves to dance.

But for all the occupants of Bakersville, he just couldn't find anybody willing to partner up with him.

Croissant rolled her eyes. "Are you trying to butter is up?"

Can everyone say aaaaaaaaaaa.


But Bagel was undeterred, he wasn't one to give up and as he tap-danced his way around, he got the reply he needed in the shape of some tippity-tippity-tap-tap-taps from a certain cute cupcake.

Move over strictly because we have a new dance show to start watching.

Bagel and Cupcake danced circles around the other contestants.

Bagel in Love is a picture book filled to the brim with witty bakery based puns that will definitely have you chuckling.


Alongside utterly charming illustrations from Helen Dardik, you can't help falling in love with both the story and it's characters.

And not only is this a story of love, it is also a tale that will teach children to never give up on there dreams.


  1. This sounds fab! I love a good pun, and who could resist a book entirely about baked goods? And dancing too?! #ReadWithMe

  2. This does look lovely! I like the idea of all the puns. I could actually imagine my husband finding it funny, as he loves a pun. We would obviously hand it over to my nephew once we'd read it through of course!

  3. I absolutely love the sound of this book and love the illustrations.

  4. This sounds a lovely fun read. I'm giggling already

  5. This looks like such a fun read, I don't think I've come across a kids book before with a bagel as the main character! #Readwithme


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