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Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast by Josh Funk – Review & Giveaway
LADY PANCAKE & SIR FRENCH TOAST
A REVIEW & GIVEAWAY
Written by Josh Funk
Illustrated by Brendan Kearney
(Sterling Children’s Books; $14.95, Ages 5-8)
Before even reading it, I knew that Josh Funk’s debut picture book, Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast, was going to be a sweet treat, but I had no idea just how many belly laughs it would elicit. To be honest, while I may have initially favored Sir French Toast, my breakfast food partiality in no way influenced my opinion of Funk’s book whatsoever. In fact, I’m actually a
von Waffle girl myself.
When word comes down from up high that “The syrup is almost completely gone!’ Miss Brie produces panic in the breakfast food buddies. Before you can say “Genuine Maple,” the good Lady P and her pal, Sir FT, are off, determined to beat the other to the last remaining drop. Funk tickles our taste buds as he takes us on an amazing race up, down, and all around the fridge in an appetizing adventure that includes pushing and shoving, plummeting and hurdling, often at breakneck pace, to reach the syrup.
“Skiing past spinach and artichoke dip,
Toast vaulted high in the air with a …
There are simply too may funny food scenes to describe, but suffice it to say Funk’s text provided Kearney with a field day for whimsical illustrations. My favorites are the bean avalanche and the surprise fold out fridge interior at the book’s end, providing your littlest foodie with a chance to closely examine all the contents shelf by shelf.
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast is not only a rollicking, rhyming read aloud full of colorful fun, but if you’re a Foley (sound effects) fan, here’s your chance to try out your PLOPS!, FLIPS! and THUMPS! to your heart’s content. There’s even an avalanche to test your mettle! Readers young and old will enjoy the wonderful twist to this tale that caught me off and pinned another huge grin on my already happy face. If this book doesn’t leave everyone completely satisfied and sunny side up, I don’t know what will!
– Reviewed by Ronna Mandel
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Ah, book birthdays are the best!
Love both pancakes and French toast. But French toast comes out ahead….so good with homemade jam on it!
Jam’s a great idea, for both and then add some ice cream and whipped cream … scrumptious!
Congratulations, Josh! Your book sounds funny AND delicious!
You two are my new rhyme heroes!!
Thank you so much for your kind words, Ronna!
My nieces would love this, might be adverse to eating french toast after eating though.
There’s always waffles!!
Yumm! I can hardly wait to read this!
Don’t read on an empty stomach or you’ll be hungry for breakfast by the last page! Enjoy.
Fun illustrations and rhyme. This book is sweet and good enough to eat.
It is indeed. Have blueberries, strawberries and whipped cream in reach.
The “word of mouth” has been so good for this launch that I have been eating breakfast for every meal for weeks:)
That’s so funny, Lauri! Thanks for stopping by.
I am a french toast fan! I love my sister’s made with homemade amish bread!
That sounds so delicious, Kathy. I remember many trips to Pennsylvania and loving the Amish bread, but have never made it.
I”m a french toast fan! It’s just more savory and flavorful than pancakes are. For some reason I can’t eat too many pancakes, which is strange since I can devour waffles! Would love to add this to my son’s bookshelf!
I can devour waffles hot or cold, too, Tara! And my homemade French Toast, with a touch of vanilla and cinnamon can’t be beat.
Love French Toast, and maybe after reading this new book, my kiddos will too!
Sure hope so! Thanks for entering the giveaway.
I love french toast better b/c of the texture, taste, and keeps me full longer.
I agree about the texture. Fun to put stuff on French Toast, too.
Pancakes because I can make them much better than french toast
Good enough reason for me!
Pancakes because my step dad always made pancake on Sunday.
I think my husband’s our family’s pancake fan.
I am a French Toast fan!
I love French Toast because I my mom used to make it when I was little
Me too! Now I make it and my kids love it.
Pancakes for me! Love the fun review!
Thanks, Dana. And good luck.
I’m a french toast girl 🙂 I like pancakes too but I love the way french toast can be crisped up around the edges!
I also like playing with the amount of cinnamon and vanilla I add to the mix.
I’m very excited about this book and can’t wait to eat it…oops! I meant read it. I just imagine it smelling like maple syrup 😀
I love pancakes and French toast so I’m not sure who to root for.
Penny, when given the choice between the two I choose French Toast, but if batter’s involved, it’s waffles for me every time!!
I’m a French Toast girl! Its my fav!
Me, too. Had some this morning in honor of this giveaway.
Pancakes because I am finally able to perfect them!
Tell us your secret.
I think my grandkids would really enjoy this!
Fun for all ages!
Yay, Josh! French toast on cinnamon bread!
Great idea! Haven’t tried that one yet.
Yay, Josh! French toast on cinnamon bread!
Love French Toast!
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