Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 6
- Grade: p to 1
When Grandma announces that she is going to Greenland for a year, her family plans a surprise party. Joey confidently helps out cooking, cleaning and making gifts. "You're too little help," he tells his brother Alfie. But it is Alfie who comes to Joey's rescue when the dessert meets with an unfortunate accident. And Joey learns that sometimes a family's secret recipe contains the ingredients for togetherness, not just pie.
About the author
Sharon Jennings has been published for 27 years. She is the author of over 70 books for young people – board books, picture books, reluctant reads, novels – many of which have been nominated for numerous awards and even won a few! Her middle grade novel Home Free was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award, The Silver Birch Award, and the TD Award. Her latest books are Connecting Dots, a completely true work of fiction about a girl’s terrible, horrible life, and The Warning, a completely true collection of stories about the supernatural. Sharon is very involved with her community, serving as a Board Member of The Canadian Children’s Book Centre, and is a three term President of The Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP).