Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends. Kids love a series, don’t they? There are plenty of chapter book and middle grade series…but picture book series are hard to find. Why, you may ask? Because it’s hard to develop characters that will resonate so much with kids that they want to read about their other adventures. The talented Josh Funk is definitely a master of this…and today’s featured book is the FIFTH in the Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast series…well done, Josh!!!! This post is part of Josh’s book blog tour so I’m sure everyone will be hearing a lot more about it – the book launches November 15th. But it’s available for PRE-ORDER right now! And please make sure you leave a comment for a chance to win a Zoom author chat with Josh…if you’ve never checked out his website, you should! It’s filled with amazing resources and posts for writers…and parents and librarians and teachers. Please SHARE the post on social media if you can and tag friends for extra tickets in the giveaway hat.
THE GREAT CAPER CAPER: Book 5 in the Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast Series
Written by Josh Funk
Illustrated by Brendan Kearney
Published by Union Square Kids
Themes: Problem solving, humor, working together
Synopsis: From Amazon:
In the fifth adventure of the Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast series, our delectable rhyming friends find their home covered in darkness and embark on a Las Veggies heist—perfect for fans of The Food Group series.
When Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast awake one morning to near-darkness, they are aghast. Who would steal the fridge light? And what if the fridge is—gasp—dark all the time? Not to worry. Our trusty heroes are on the case. Will they be able to bring the fridge back to its bright self, or will they have to live in semi-darkness…forever?
Praise for the Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast Series:
“[R]eaders will giggle their way through this refrigerated fantasyland.”—Publishers Weekly
“A must purchase.”—School Library Journal, starred review
Don’t miss the other books in the series:
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast
The Case of the Stinky Stench
Short & Sweet
Why I Love This Book:
1. Great word play that kids will find very funny!
2. Engaging story with lots of drama and action!
3. Fabulous illustrations that move the story forward and allow for lots of page interaction by the reader.
Photo courtesy: https://www.firstpalette.com/craft-theme/food.html
Kids love to eat fruits and veggies (well, some of them!). They love to read about fruits and veggies (in books like THE GREAT CAPER CAPER). And they love to create with fruits and veggies. Check out this fun activity, using cut fruits and veggies to make beautiful prints: https://www.firstpalette.com/craft-theme/food.html
I hope you all have a beautiful weekend, dear friends. This was the first stop on THE GREAT CAPER CAPER virtual book blog tour. Check out these other places Josh Funk and his awesome new book will be. And make sure you leave a comment to be entered in the valuable giveaway – an author chat with Josh!