La Farge, Phyllis The Pancake King, illustrated by Seymour Chwast. PICTURE BOOK. Princeton Architectural Press, 2016. $18.95. Content: G.
Henry Edgewood loves pancakes and makes them three times a day. With the help of Jinker Enterprises he becomes known as the famous Pancake King and travels the country making pancakes. But Henry begins to miss his family and friends and eventually tires of making pancakes. He’ll have to choose if he wants to continue being the Pancake King.
The story in this picture book is cute but far too wordy to make it an excellent read-aloud. The pictures are exceptionally bright, but done in a quirky style that will not appeal to all readers. The recipe for Henry's pancakes is included at the end of the book.
PRE-K, EL-K3 – OPTIONAL. Reviewer: TC