If you’re a teacher who likes to do classroom “cooking” related to what your students are reading or a parent who likes to cook with your littles, here’s a book to add to your list. It’s written by married couple, Heather and Bruce Galpert, and is illustrated by Barbara Cate.
Ethan learns the pancakes he loves to eat are a result of many factors, from rain clouds to wheat farmers to grocery stores. He also learns that his careless action, meant all in fun, set off a chain reaction of events that negatively impacted even his beloved pancakes. Fortunately, Ethan conceives and executes a plan to remedy the problem.
The colorful watercolor illustrations have a childlike quality that support the story well. At the end of the book there is recipe that can lead to a tasty follow-up of the story. This book would be a really good one to keep in mind for Earth Day.