Once she is there, the adult helping run the class says that you can keep it in the fridge to slow the growth - then her uncle realizes that was the instruction he forgot!
What I loved: This is a colorful and whimsically illustrated story with a simple storyline. I loved that Cora took her extra bread and bread pets to give to others who could use it. This pay-it-forward approach was great. I also love that the book includes recipes in the back for children who want to create their own starters and bake sourdough bread. Cora and her bread pets are delightful. I also loved the inclusion of a family with two mothers.
The length of the story is great for preschoolers through elementary school aged readers, and I appreciated the completion of the story with the uncle remembering that crucial step to keep the bread pet under control, a nice comical moment at the end. It definitely inspires the reader to start their own bread pet and make some delicious bread.
Final verdict: A whimsical and cute story about bread pets, THE BREAD PET is also a story about sharing, family, and making bread.