Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast
Written by Josh Funk
Illustrated by Brendan Kearney
Sterling Children’s Books, 2015. Picture Book
Lady Pancake and Sir French toast live happily as friends amongst all of the other food in the refrigerator. That is until they learn from Miss Brie that there is only one drop left of syrup and they both want it! Both begin to make a mad dash through the fridge towards the syrup. They trek through places like “Broccoli Forest” and “Potato Mash Mountain” as they seek to outsmart and out-travel each other in order to get to the last drop of syrup. Finally, after a difficult and contentious race they arrive at their destination. What they find there stops them in their tracks and makes them realize that perhaps it would be better to not fight next time.
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast is a fun romp through the refrigerator written by Josh Funk, a childhood friend of B. J. Novak. Funk’s creative and exciting story written in rhyme is aided by Brendan Kearney’s colorful and pleasantly chaotic illustrations. A great read-aloud for all ages!