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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

How to Make a Peanut Butter Sandwich in 17 Easy Steps

by (author) Bambi Edlund

Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Sep 2023
Humorous Stories, Imagination & Play, Cooking & Food, General
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2023
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: 1 to 12


A slightly overcomplicated and highly hilarious guide to making a peanut butter sandwich with all your critter friends

It’s lunchtime, and all the animals are hungry. In fact, you’re feeling hungry too, and you know exactly what to make—delicious peanut butter sandwiches for everyone! The recipe is surprisingly complicated, but you’re not worried. You gather the critters and a few necessary items (the peanuts and bread, of course, and don’t forget the accordion and wooden clogs!), and then you get started!

All the characters in this hilarious how-to have an important role in the making of this lunchtime staple. The raccoon earns the money to pay for the groceries, the crows and the mice gather the ingredients, the donkey and the beaver work hard on the hands-on (or hoofs- and paws-on) preparation, and the skunk … well, the skunk has an essential role to play too!

Bold, charming artwork leaves something to discover on every page, and kids will laugh out loud as they puzzle through the many steps necessary to the making of this favorite sandwich.

About the author

BAMBI EDLUND is an illustrator, writer, and peanut butter sandwich enthusiast living on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia. She spends much of her time drawing, sculpting, and chatting with the various critters that live nearby. She is determined to someday teach a raccoon to juggle ... but so far they just roll their eyes at her and steal her oranges.

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  • Nominated, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award

Editorial Reviews

"Young readers will love the silly, over-the-top complications, and no doubt enjoy dreaming up more while reading this simple but appealing tale."

Quill & Quire

"How to Make a Peanut Butter Sandwich in 17 Easy Steps is a must-have for children's collections."

Canadian Review of Materials

"A clever story ... Kids will get a kick out of the silly animals."

Kiss the Book

"[A] delightful treat of a book ... Preschoolers and younger elementary students will love how nonsensically silly the process is. In fact, they just might eat it up."


"With its large, clear illustrations and entertaining opportunities for prediction, this will be a hit at storytime."

Youth Services Book Review

"A winning recipe: delightful illustrations, a clever story, and food!"

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