Pancakes and Socks
“A recipe for giggles with an ending that offers just deserts.” — Kirkus Reviews read the full review PANCAKES AND SOCKS
When a little boy grows tired of the same boring breakfast, he decides to cook up his own peculiar fiber-filled creations for his family, turning his house upside down. PANCAKES AND SOCKS is a recipe for silliness, sure to tickle the hearts of children ages 3-7.
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“A recipe for giggles with an ending that offers just deserts.” — Kirkus Reviews
“A child bored of breakfast raids the families’ wardrobes for ingredients in this rhyming picture-book mashup of food and fashion.
The narrator, one of three siblings, is tired of his morning culinary routine. Instead of lumpy oatmeal, he opines, “I’d rather eat thread.” Soon, the narrator is making breakfast himself, placing “earmuffs and yam” and “pancakes and socks” in front of his younger sisters. Though both girls protest, the narrator is sure these combinations are a hit; he plans to feed all the family’s pets such unique mixtures and dreams of starting a food stand. When Mom and Dad find out, however, the result is banishment to his room; later, Mom has a creative ingredient of her own for lunch—a clever twist that makes the silliness come together to satisfying effect. Michaels’ scansion is smooth, and the rhymes are solid; occasional challenging vocabulary words (such as ratatouille) make this a good choice for confident emergent readers or lap listeners…..” — Kirkus Reviews