Walter the Baker


Walter the Baker by beloved children’s author Eric Carle tells the story of Walter, the best baker in his duchy. Everyone loves Walter’s sweet rolls, especially the Duke and Duchess. One day, when Walter’s sweet rolls don’t live up to their usual tastiness, the Duke gives Walter a challenge to “invent a roll through which the rising sun can shine three times.” After a night of frantically trying to make a roll that meets the Duke’s challenge, Walter accidentally invents…the pretzel! The Duke and Duchess love the invention, and so do all the townspeople. This charming story about the discovery of a well-loved snack is perfectly accompanied by Carle’s unique and colorful illustrations.

Skip to content