On a special trip to the supermarket, a young boy helps his mom buy what they need. There are meats, fruits, and vegetables to put in the shopping cart; soap and toilet paper, too. But the most important ingredients are those needed to bake a birthday cake. Children love to help out at the grocery store. In her signature style, Anne Rockwell conveys the thrill of a trip to the supermarket from a young child’s point-of-view.
Thirty years ago, Anne Rockwell collaborated with her husband Harlow on this charming book. This beloved favorite has been newly updated for a new generation of young readers.
“Rockwell’s 1979 classic gets a makeover with new illustrations and an updated story. …its quiet clarity is sure to attract newcomers who appreciate the simpler pace of life it reflects.”—Kirkus Reviews
“The brightly colored gouache illustrations on white backgrounds show the child helping to fill the cart and feature such items as produce and a container of ice cream alone on the page, making identification easy. This is a fun, educational read-aloud”—School Library Journal