Children’s book captures a day in the life of a real Texas bakery

Image courtesy of Sara Triana Mitchell
 
A new children’s book was released in early July that looks to provide kids with a glimpse into the day-to-day operations of a real-life bakery.

“Love Love Bakery: A Wild Home for All” by author Sara Triana Mitchell and illustrator Hayley Haynes is a picture book that gives a fictionalized peek at Jane & John Dough Bakery in Tomball, Texas. It’s a story about a day in the life of a bakery and coffee shop where all are welcome.

From the book’s website:

“The oven roars to life before the sun is up as bakers Jane and John prepare for a good day of gathering inside their beloved bakery. Bread rises. Coffee brews. Tea steeps. The door is open and there is place for everyone at Love Love Bakery.

For those who savor a warm morning drink, for the children who tag along for biscuits and jam, for the music makers and the mess makers-- this book is for you.”

The book is the first children’s book from author Sara Triana Mitchell. It was funded through a Kickstarter campaign in the fall and winter of 2017, which raised money for illustration, design, publishing, printing, and Kickstarter rewards.

Mitchell was inspired to use Jane & John Dough Bakery after visiting the establishment. “I was greeted by the real Jane’s magical smile and a warm hello. It felt like home. That moment was the first spark of inspiration for this book,” she says.

According to The San Antonio Express-News, the 40-page book doubles as a training guide for future bakers and baristas with a glossary explaining trendy orders such as avocado toast and some baking terminology that will help get young bakers started.