Project Description

Competition T&C
26 July 2022
RRP: $14.99
ISBN: 9781922711953
Paperback,  184 pages
190 x 150mm
Junior Fiction

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A Spoonful of Sadie

by Lana Spasevski, illustrated by Joanie Stone

Say hello to Sadie … a superstar baker with a big heart!

In this book, Sadie needs to:

– keep a match day promise for her soccer team.
– create a science experiment that’s also yummy!
– invent a surprise dessert for her family BBQ.

But Sadie’s sweet intentions do not always go to plan! She doesn’t have enough match day treats for everyone. Her science project is a fizzy failure. And the surprise ingredient for her BBQ dessert goes missing!

Can Sadie find a way to save the day? In these three sprinkle-filled stories (complete with recipes!) the unstoppable Sadie shows that any problem can be solved with generosity, kindness and, of course, a spoonful of something delicious.

PRAISE for A Spoonful of Sadie

‘These are all wonderful stories of family, friendship, baking, and thinking about others. Sadie is a delightful and positive character, and this is a great read for junior primary students’. – Sam, Lamont Books

About the Author

Lana LOVES writing kids’ books just as much as Sadie LOVES sprinkles! Her writing is endlessly inspired by her young daughters, who she lovingly calls her little book butterflies. Lana spends many hours treasure hunting in bookshops and attempting messy home bakes. Before Lana started writing kids’ books, she worked on creating brand stories for some of Australia’s most favourite products, including developing ideas for new baking products. Now, she hopes to inspire a love of storytelling through her books and sensationally sweet characters.

About the Illustrator

Joanie Stone was born and raised in Virginia, where she still lives today with her husband and young daughter. She spends her days painting in her light-filled studio in the country, surrounded by nature. She uses her background in traditional hand-drawn animation to bring life and movement to her characters and fills her images with textures reminiscent of children’s books from the past. She hopes her images will inspire kids to pick up a pencil and create their own worlds through stories and art.