Ahhh this was a ridiculously sweetly illustrated book. The story itself was alright. But the illustrations were so odd and lovely.
If you’re looking for a book about conflict and compromise this is it.
This was a strange little children’s book about three bakers that all end up on the same street. It didn’t hold my two year old attention very well. The illustrations were interesting. A nice read.
This is a very odd book about three bakers who continually fight. The only good thing about this book is the French phrases that could possibly help with ESL students.
A cute story about rivalry. Sweet Street has one treat maker, a baker who bakes fabulous cakes that people line up for every day. When a cookie baker moves into the neighborhood, things start to get divided- people are lining up for both shops, people are picking favorites. Then a pie baker moves in, and things get less sweet on Sweet Street as people start to bicker about which is the best treat. One day the three bakers are glaring at each other in the street, and a food fight begins- treats are flying through the air! A little girl saves the day when she finds a mostly intact pie, puts a smooshed cake on top of it, adds some cookies, and makes a new creation that pleases everyone! At the end, all is well....but who is the man on the bicycle, selling ice cream? Hmmm.....
The story is a lot of fun, with words and phrases that trip nicely off the tongue- this will make a wonderful read-aloud, I think. The artwork, though, that's the star here- it's colorful and bright, with lots of quirky detail, unusual characters (I swear the cake baker is related to a Blue Meanie), odd buildings, and more. This is a book I'd buy just for the art- how lovely that it has a fun-filled romp of a story to go with it!
Adderson sets up a simple pattern, making the plot easy for a small child to follow. We see Sweet Street in it's normal state, meet a character who disrupts things, and return to uneasy stasis. This pattern escalates to a breaking point, exploding in a massive food fight that will amuse most children. Attributing the resolution to a small child empowers young readers to see the change they can make in the world. And the illustrations are brightly colored and whimsical without becoming riotous and overwhelming. It's a charming story with an accessible message.
This was a fun little book about choosing what kind of sweet you want to eat. This was a strange little story about a small town that has three bakers. One bakes cakes, one bakes cookies and one bakes pies. Each one tries to outdo the other and the residents line up outside their shops. When there is a disaster and all the sweets get jumbled together, a little girl finds the solution to the problem. My grandson thought it was a great story, but he likes quirky things. My granddaughter liked the idea of all those desserts, but was not overly impressed. The illustrations were very quirky and odd looking, but I liked them. Overall, this is a book we are glad we read, but one that I would probably borrow from the library as opposed to buying a personal copy.
I requested and received an e-ARC of this book from Caroline Adderson, Stephanie Jorisch, and Penguin Random House Canada through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
This was a fun book with strange illustrations and a good story about competition and compromise. I like that a little girl was able to find a peaceful solution to the ever-increasing competition between bakers on Sweet Street.
'It Happened on Sweet Street' by Caroline Adderson with illustrations by Stephane Jorisch is a picture book about a calm street that erupts in battle.
Monsieur Oliphant had a cake shop on Sweet Street. His two neighbors were a shoe store and a knick-knack store. When one of those stores closes down, the new business is a business that sells pies. Monsieur Oliphant isn't so sure he wants competition, but things get worse before they get better.
I really enjoyed this sweet (pun intended) book about a sticky (pun intended) situation. The illustrations are ornate and delightful as well.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Penguin Random House Canada and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
This is a sweet little picture book about a few bakers learning to work together.
This book was just a miss for me. The art was great, but the story was just lacking. I constantly felt like it was trying to rhyme but wouldn't complete it. The story was cute but felt too short. The conflict was too quick and the ending wasn't satisfying because of that. Overall, the book was cute but just needed more to it.
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I read this with my toddler and she really enjoyed it! Bright and playful illustrations (which are a bit different then a lot of what seems to be out there for picture books right now) and a great overall message of sharing and inclusion, It Happened on Sweet Street is a fun read.
Lovely illustrations and a very cute story, my 3 year old daughter really enjoyed this one. Would definitely recommend!
I just wasn't a fan of the artwork, whjch always takes me out of the story im reading. I get distracted and stop paying attention to the story, a problem I've had since a child.
It Happened on Sweet Street is an adorable, comedic picture book for children!
This book is strange but really enchanting all at the same time. I couldn't put my finger on it, but it gave me some interesting Dr. Seuss-esque vibes (without the crazy rhyming, of course). It packs colours and comedy into this little story, and could be seen as whimsical by some. I think young readers will really enjoy it.
There is something that stands out and makes me feel odd about this book. It didn't sit well with me, and I felt very confused as to how to even review it. It seemed like it was trying to be fun and exciting, but it just felt strange. I think this is a book where I'd want to ask a kid for their opinion, because I can't figure out what I want to say. It's very hit or miss for me.
Two out of five stars.
Thank you to NetGalley and Tundra Books for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. Fun illustrations and a story about a food fight will have kids wanting to read this one over and over.
Thank you Penguin Random House Canada and Net Galley for this free book in return for an honest review. I have relatives who live in Europe and this is type of book I think they would like. Here in the US I am not sure. It is story of competition and how everyone can finally live together in peace. We begin on a street with only 3 stores, one of which is a cake maker. After a store owner departs in comes a cookie maker, and eventually a pie maker. Each person makes great pastries but each pushes themselves to outdo the other, until finally events unfold in such a manner so as to bring peace to the street. The illustrations are certainly not endearing, and here in the US this type of specialized pastry shops are unknown. Again, I suspect Canadians and Europeans might enjoy this better.
Beautiful Illustrations, lovely story. Who doesn't love a story that ends in a food fight that makes delicious new deserts?
A lovely and imaginative little book! I adore the unique illustrations, they are absolutely delicious.
My question is, what didn't happen on Sweet Street? This book was a constant flow of entertainment, sweet treats, challenges and upheaval. Everyone came together in the end to work as a team. The illustrations and story were fun and entertaining and the story flowed and was engaging.
A delightfully delicious new picture book by Caroline Addison and Stéphane Jorisch perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth. It Happened on Sweet Street is a whimsical little story peppered with some French dialogue for those who are interested in learning the language. Perfect for any child who is new to a French program.
Competition to be the best or the favourite can get you into a lot of trouble, as happened on Sweet Street one fateful day. When the arguing over one’s favourite treat turned into a massive food fight, one little girl was able to show the citizens of Sweet Street just how delicious things can be when they all work together. A veritable piecaken with a cookie crumble will always sooth ones woes.
It Happened on Sweet Street is a fun little story with interesting illustrations that move and delight. The two page spreads are filled with colour and detail, there is so much to catch your eye. This story may compel you to have your own vote over which treat is the favourite in your home. Perhaps it will inspire a baking session to test out some tasty new treats.
It Happened on Sweet Street was a super silly fun story told with an incredibly unique art style. My children really enjoyed our read-through of this.