the giant jam sandwich

The Giant Jam Sandwich is one of my favorite stories of all time.  When I was working as an SLP, I used it to teach kids how to retell the important elements of a story.  The residents of Itching Down have a huge annoying problem on their hands—four million wasps invading their town.  Bap the Baker devises a plan to trap the wasps in the most enormous strawberry jam sandwich ever made in history.  My favorite part is when the townspeople bake the bread using fifty cookers in an old cavernous brick mill.  A hilarious story of sweet ingenuity by John Vernon Lord and Janet Burroway.