I whizzed through the book, I drizzled through the drawings, I sizzled and word swam and got hooked.

Paula Green, Poetry Box

The Longest Breakfast

A rambunctious book for kids about the best meal of the day.

Written by Jenny Bornholdt and illustrated by Sarah Wilkins

  • Description

    The baby wants breakfast so Malcolm gets out of bed to get started. Then in comes Toby. And Una and Toto, then Alice—they’re hungry too. And Conrad from next door and his sister Ruby! Everyone has a request for breakfast. But who is taking notice of the baby?

    A fun family picture book recommended for ages 3 and up.


  • Book Details

    Country of Origin New Zealand
    Reader Age 2-5 year, 5-7 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. Bookwagon (UK)

      This is an inclusive, witty and warm picture book to delight any reader, that we consider should become a favourite choice in the bedtime reading selection.

    2. Magpies (NZ)

      The story rolls back and forth like a good natured tug-of-war with the ever-increasing cast of characters and general chaos of a busy family home

    3. The Sapling (NZ)

      Makes one of the most repetitive and familiar parts of family life fresh and captivating, with delightful characters, bright illustrations and enough to chat about with little ones to last dozens of readings. It’s a winner

    4. Ruth, The Children’s Bookshop (NZ)

      What a delightful celebration of a chaotic family breakfast!… An ideal gift for new parents and, really, all families of pre-school children.

    5. Freya Daly Sadgrove, The Spinoff (NZ)

      This extremely lovely picture book lends itself to tonnes of re-readings, and there is more to think about each time

    6. Lancashire Evening Post

      Young readers will be hungry to feast their eyes on this warm-hearted, fun-filled and riotous picture
      book romp about the best – and busiest –meal of the day

    7. Paula Green (Poetry Box)

      I whizzed through the book, I drizzled through the drawings, I sizzled and word swam and got hooked.
      The writing is plain and the story gets moving.
      The drawings feel alive and the characters are EYE catching.
      And the ending is perfect – a little breakfast surprise that makes the whole book glow!

    8. Thalia Kehoe Rowden, The Sapling (NZ)

      Fresh and captivating… It’s a winner.

    9. Storypark (NZ), Great Dads in picture books

      There are lots of little funny moments in this lovely book, both in the text and the pictures

    10. Thalia Kehoe Rowden

      A lovely, fun, not-necessarily-a-nuclear-family book

Available worldwide from your local bookstore or online.

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