Illustrations from A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher. Now, wow, I was so pleasantly surprised by this book! I normally don’t enjoy YA books due to the whiny-know-it-all personalities of MCs, but this one was chef’s kiss. The protagonist is a 14 year old girl who is a wizard of anything dough-based and somehow manages to become a hero (even if she didn’t want to). I cried and I laughed and it was all around a amazingly imaginative story! I also included some of the quotes that inspired these illustrations.
About Bob: “In the darkest, warmest corner of the basement, a bucket bubbled slowly. Every now and then bubbles would, pop and exhale a damp, yeasty aroma.
“C’mon, Bob…” I said, using sugary tones you’d use to approach an unpredictable animal. “C’mon. I’ve got some nice flour for you…”
Bob popped several bubbles, which is his version of an enthusiastic greeting.“
About The Gingerbread Man: “I peered out the single slitted window. I could see a number of roofs and across them, the Church of Sorrowful Angels. “The view’s nice.” The gingerbread man hopped off my shoulder and stood in the window, gazing out.”