Synopses & Reviews
A thoroughly delicious picture book about the funniest andquot;food fightandquot; ever! Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast have a beautiful friendshipandmdash;until they discover that thereand#39;s ONLY ONE DROP of maple syrup left. Off they go, racing past the Orange Juice Fountain, skiing through Sauerkraut Peak, and reeling down the linguini. But who will enjoy the sweet taste of victory? And could working together be better than tearing each other apart? The action-packed rhyme makes for an adrenaline-filled breakfast . . . even without a drop of coffee!
"What initially looks like a cozy refrigerator tÃªte-Ã -tÃªte quickly becomes a no-holds-barred competition as Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast race through a landscape of leftovers as they try to secure the last drop of maple syrup. Newcomer Funk's rhymes never skip a beat (though, at one point, Lady Pancake does skip over two beets), and he delights in transforming the fridge and its contents into an arena filled with perils: 'Caught behind dressings, one Russian, one Ranch,/ she squeezed out and started a bean... avalanche!' Kearney (Flying Machines) is equally inspired, personifying nearly every foodstuff with dot eyes and a U-shaped smile, while also giving the competitors a playfully regal air, even as they become stained with jelly and chili. It's a classic case of the journey outshining the destination the race is so silly and fun that readers may feel let down by the villain who swoops in to snag the syrup and the halfhearted nods toward friendship and sharing that close out the story. Ages 5 up. Author's agent: Kathleen Rushall, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. Illustrator's agency: Plum Pudding Illustration. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
andldquo;A tale of andlsquo;to-goandrsquo; food that is good for you! What happens between pancakes and French toast when there is only one drop of syrup left? Readers get a ringside seat when the refrigerator door closes and the food comes to life. Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast take off on an edible version of American Ninja, running and rappelling through all the major food groups, each determined to reach the syrup first. The competition is fierce, as Toast plops into a vat of jam, and Pancake get sucked into chili-based muck. As the two royals skip through the Broccoli Forest and sail across soupy seas, the chilly interior of the refrigerator morphs into a true Hunger Games arena. . . . Kearneyand#39;s illustrations kick butter, with full command of the storyand#39;s arc. The bean avalanche is a trippy wonder that will be replayed at many dinner tables. The vibrant colors on simple backgrounds keep the action at the forefront, while the acrobatic rhymes tackle the next hurdle. Though not a nutritional guide, this serving of breakfast foods provides a heaping side of verbs. Teachers and students alike will delight in this food fight. Who will be the winner? Readers will be hungry to find out.andrdquo; andmdash;Kirkus Reviews
A thoroughly delicious picture book about the funniest "food fight" ever Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast have a beautiful friendship until they discover that there's ONLY ONE DROP of maple syrup left. Off they go, racing past the Orange Juice Fountain, skiing through Sauerkraut Peak, and reeling down the linguini. But who will enjoy the sweet taste of victory? And could working together be better than tearing each other apart? The action-packed rhyme makes for an adrenaline-filled breakfast . . . even without a drop of coffee "
About the Author
Josh Funk lives outside Boston with his family.and#160;He has a system for eating pancakes so the bottom pancake gets the same amount of syrup as the top.and#160;Josh also has two other picture books coming out in 2016: Dear Dragon
(Viking/Penguin) and Pirasaurs!
Whilst studying architecture at university, Brendan Kearney realized he didnand#39;t like rulers. He then discovered that it wasnand#39;t essential to use a ruler when illustrating childrenand#39;s books, and so traded architecture for illustration as quickly as he could. Having now completed his degree, he specializes in childrenand#39;s books, bringing his own chaotic style and ideas to any project. If you canand#39;t find him drawing you are likely to find him with a guitar or banjo in hand. Brendan currently lives in the UK.