Hello, friends! Our book today is Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast: Short & Sweet, written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Brendan Kearney, fourth in the duo’s series of culinary adventures.
Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast are preparing for a tea party when they notice something awry: they appear to be gasp molding! Their former enemy – now friend – Baron von Waffle suggests a radical de-aging treatment by Professor Biscotti to solve their woes. The trio travel to her laboratory and agree to undergo the treatment, but once again, disaster strikes! The de-aging ray works TOO well – turning Pancake and French Toast into children! What will our pair do?
Foodie fun. Once again utilizing food-centric wordplay and puns, Funk and Kearney create a silly and entertaining adventure with subtle lessons on problem-solving, apologies, and friendship. The illustrations are chock full of visual gags and charming characters, and the rhyming text is bouncy and delightful to read aloud. The length is great for a quick storytime, and JJ and I adored the food humor (a concert by “Juice Springsteen” was a favorite). A great addition to the series, and it’s Baby Bookworm approved!
(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)