Hello, friends! Our book today is Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast: Mission Defrostable, written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Brendan Kearney, the delightful third entry to the duo’s series.
Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast are worried about their fridge kingdom: a devastating chill has descended and is threatening their subjects. As the two friends try to work out what to do, they are approached by the mysterious Agent Asparagus, who whisks them away to help solve the deathly freeze. But just as they start out on the trail, Agent Asparagus is vegetable-napped! The friends will have to use their wits, their courage, and their kindness to get to the bottom of this shivery mystery…
Wonderful. This is actually the First Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast book we’ve read, but it was very easy to jump right into the story without any knowledge of the previous two installments (which we will definitely be picking up soon). The lighthearted and surprisingly touching spycraft storyline is simple enough for little ones to grasp, yet full of thrilling twists and turns that surprised even me, and the rhyming text has an easy yet energetic flow that makes it a joy to read aloud. The illustrations are DARLING – dynamic and exciting scenes, emotive and endearing characters, and some truly adorable details. And as a bonus, there wasn’t an over-abundance of food-related puns; I get that kids like them, but let’s face it, we’ve heard them all and they can get old. The length was great and JJ loved it – this one is a winner. Baby Bookworm approved!
(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)