Mama was baking spicy gingerbread biscuits. She kept back some dough for Sam and Penny to make a gingerbread woman.
The children peered through the oven door as their gingerbread woman stretched and yawned. "Should she be doing that" they asked.
"Of course," Mama replied. "It's the special ingredient in the mixture."
When you make things with love something special is bound to happen. This is from my next picture book due mid 2012. The illustrator is the lovely Gabriella Klepatski who illustrated The House That Went to Sea which is now out in book shops.