There's no better way to start any day than by whipping up a batch of everyone's favorite breakfast treat. Three kids and their helpful dog have taken over the kitchen for some early morning pancake fun. Just a few flips, splatters, and oozing toppings later, the children dig into the yummiest stack of flapjacks ever.
Talented newcomer Tamson Weston and award-winning illustrator Stephen Gammell have teamed up to create a mouthwatering and fun book that's sure to send all kids--and their parents--straight to the kitchen for a heaping stack of their own!
Features a tasty recipe for "Grandma's Pancakes."
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TAMSON WESTON is a children's book editor and a published poet. Hey, Pancakes! is her first picture book. She lives in New York City.
STEPHEN GAMMELL has illustrated many books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman and Ride, which he also wrote. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
*Starred Review* PreS-Gr. 1. A simple pancake breakfast turns into a joyous, batter-splattering riot when three ragamuffins take over the kitchen. While the adults sleep, two boys creep downstairs and join a girl who's already at work on a wild flapjack production line. After eating and a raucous cleanup, the kids race outside. Weston's minimal text keeps the beat with rolling rhythm and rhyme: "A pancake flip, / a pancake flop, / pancake bottom / over pancake top." But it's Gammell's energetic pastel, pencil, and watercolor art that really tells the story; its explosions of color and texture are so visceral that children may test the pages for spilled syrup. Gammell's characters are irresistible with their mismatched clothes and gravity-defying hair, and he creates hilarious situations to match the simple words. "Save some for later / in a secret place," for example, is illustrated with an image of a boy stealthily carrying an armload of cakes into the basement, like a dog burying a bone. Read this to fidgety story hour listeners who will want to shimmy and shake to their own pancake cheers. Gillian Engberg
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Book Description Silver Whistle, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Stephen Gammell (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0152165029
Book Description Silver Whistle, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110152165029
Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0152165029