THE GREAT CAPER CAPER Book Review
I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on THE GREAT CAPER CAPER by Josh Funk & Brendan Kearney Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
About The Book:
Title: THE GREAT CAPER CAPER (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast #5)
Author: Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator)
Paperback Pub. Date: November 15, 2022
Publisher: Union Square & Co.
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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:
“Readers 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
Now on to my review!
THE GREAT CAPER CAPER is a lovely picture book and a perfect gift for a child who loves mysteries and humor. Josh Funk is a pen master of "the pun" and uses them throughout the book, which will make for an enjoyable read for parents as well as their children. He does a marvelous job on his rhyme and cadence. If you're a picture book writer this would be a great example to study if you're deciding to write a lyrical picture book. None of the rhymes or lines felt forced and it was easy to read. This is awesome because I've had my fair share of books I struggled reading to my sons because the rhythm was off or a word just didn't fit.
Besides the written story, the illustrator Brendon Kearney brilliantly captured Sir French Toast, Lady Pancake, and the rest of the food cast of characters. My favorite character was the villain, which is a caper. Kearney has an organic feel to his drawings and they reminded me of a cross between Jon Klassen's I WANT MY HAT BACK and THE BAD GUYS series by Aaron Blabey.
All-in-all I give THE GREAT CAPER CAPER 5 stars and highly recommend this book as a Christmas, Birthday, or Babyshower gift. Teachers and school librarians should also include this fun book in their collection since it will appeal to boys and girls as well as offer a wide vocabulary of food words and how to overcome fears, such as being afraid of the dark.
About Josh Funk:
Josh Funk is the co-creator of the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series, including Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast, The Case of the Stinky Stench, Mission Defrostable, Short &
Sweet, and The Great Caper Caper. His other works include: How to Code a Sandcastle, Lost in the Library, Albie Newton, and more. Josh lives in Massachusetts and invites you to learn more about him by visiting joshfunkbooks.com.
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About Brendan Kearney:
Brendan Kearney is the co-creator of the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series, including Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast, The Case of the Stinky Stench, Mission Defrostable, Short & Sweet, and The Great Caper Caper. Brendan also is the author-illustrator of Forest, The Night the Moon Went Missing, and Fish. He currently lives in the UK with his family and invites you to learn more about him by visiting brendandraws.com.
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Ends November 29th, midnight EST.
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