Little Professionals: I Am a Little Pastry Chef


by Mayumi Oono


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Little kids are fascinated by the world of grown-up work. Created by the talented Japanese illustrator Mayumi Oono, the Little Professionals series takes pretend play at grown-up careers in a fun and original direction, with special interactive features included with each book. 

I Am a Little Pastry Chef offers the budding baker a buffet of delectable cookies, towering cakes, and scrumptious custards, along with an envelope full of stickers shaped like cakes, cherries, strawberries and all sorts of delicious decoration. The mix of craft supplies, creativity, and imagination make the perfect recipe for tomorrow’s grown-up dessert designer.


"The latest book in the Little Professionals series “I Am a Little Pastry Chef” introduces kids to the love of baking. By using illustrations and fun interactive stickers, this book shows young readers through basic steps of baking: from the tools they need, the treats they can make, the delicious flavors they can use, and the mixing, shaping, and baking process.This book shows that we can discover our inner creativity and celebrate with each other through the fun of baking."  —Duff Goldman, Pastry Chef and Mentor of Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship” 

"As a teen chef, I can attest to how important it is for kids to learn their way around the kitchen. Mayumi Ooono's I Am a Little Pastry Chef cultivates creativity and curiosity in the kitchen for budding pint-sized pastry chefs." —Matthew Merril, Season 2 Contestant on Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship” 

"I Am A Little Pastry Chef' is the perfect starter guide for the all important skill of baking. It gives children everything they need to stimulate their baking passion in a fun and interactive way using bright, colourful, simple images and stickers. As a young baker I know this would bake a great addition to my collection!" —Aleena Medhi, Junior Bake Off 2019 Finalist

“This book is great for young kids who dream of being a baker. One of the first steps in becoming a baker is decorating and this book shows exactly that. I would have so much fun if I had this book and I know all of the kids will too. Following this book along was a delight and shows all of the steps of baking!”- Miabella Ramirez, Contestant on Season 9 of Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship” 

"As someone who loves getting creative in the kitchen and wants to encourage younger children to get baking, I Am A Little Pastry Chef is the perfect book to encourage that. It’s offers a variety of skills where children will have the opportunity to learn new things whilst having fun." - Zak Travess, Contestant on Season 5 of Junior Bake Off

Kids discover the joy, creativity, and excitement of grown-up jobs in Mayumi Oono’s series of interactive board books, each with a unique selection of craft supplies.

Mayumi Oono is a Japanese illustrator living in Tokyo. She was an editor and designer at a publishing company before becoming a freelance illustrator. Her designs, which stand out for their unique look, feel, and patterns, have appeared in advertisements, magazines, books, stationery, and textiles. Oono has been a fan of nonfiction books since childhood. She is fascinated by the possibilities of combining the artistic and the practical, and strives to create fun, educational, beautiful books for children.

Bologna Illustrator’s Exhibition Selection 2017 
3x3 Professional Show Merit 2017
Society of Illustrators Annual 60 2018


Publication Date | March 22, 2022 | Trade edition 

Hardcover » Smyth Sewn Binding 

30 Pages Text + 2 Gatefolds + Case + 4 Cards + 6 Sticker Sheets + 1 Envelope 

Color Illustrations Throughout 

8.6 x 8.6 in. 

$14.99 ($19.99 CAN) 


Reading Age: 2 - 4 years

This book has been translated into the following languages:

Spanish, Catalan, Hungarian