The Apple Cake by Nienke van Hichtum
A wonderful story about an old woman who wants to make an apple cake. She sets out with a basket of plums, and along the way trades her plums for feathers, feathers for flowers, and so on until, as last she finds an old man happy to trade for apples from his tree. A story, beautifully illustrated, about sharing, caring, giving, and less importantly, being rewarded. 21 pages, 8 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, hardcover. Ages 3 and up.