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

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?

The Longest Breakfast is a fun family story full of comings and goings with a lovely baby at the centre.


Jenny Bornholdt is an acclaimed poet. In 2005–06 she was the NZ Poet Laureate and she received the 2003 Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate Award. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

Sarah Wilkins has worked as an illustrator in Australia, USA, New Zealand and France. She won the LIANZA Russell Clark Award for Illustration in 2003. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand.


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.

Magpies Magazine

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.


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

The Spinoff

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