Woodpecker Wants a Waffle
By Steve Breen
HarperCollins, 2016. Picture book.
One morning, Benny the Woodpecker awakes to the most delicious tummy-rumbling smell in the world - fresh waffles! Benny tries over and over to get inside so he can taste a waffle of his own - but he keeps being kicked out (literally). Even the other forest animals laugh at him, telling him that woodpeckers don't eat waffles, until he devises a cunning plan.
As a lover of waffles, this book speaks to my soul. The watercolor illustrations are charming throughout and you can't help but root for Benny to finally get a waffle of his own! This is a fun story that is just silly enough to appeal to both parents and kids while also reminding us that some things are worth trying for.