Thursday, November 17, 2022

Blog Tour: The Great Caper Caper

The Great Caper Caper (Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast #5) 
by Josh Funk and illustrated by Brendan Kearney

Author Josh Funk has virtually visited the students at my school a few times to share his books and also his insight into the writing process. His visits have always been a huge hit. After a visit with first graders, students were referring to him by his first name as if he was a friend of theirs. They'd say things to me like, "Remember when we met Josh?" or "Do you have that book that Josh wrote?" At the time of Josh's first author visit at our school, he had written the first Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast book. During the question-and-answer portion of the author visit, one student asked Josh what foods he had in his fridge. I wonder, if asked that question today, the answer would include capers, as Josh has now published the fifth book in the series, titled The Great Caper Caper

The books in the Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast series provide readers with an imaginative look at what might be going on inside the refrigerator when the door is closed. In The Great Caper Caper, Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast are back in a fast-paced, adventurous story that involves figuring out what happened to The Great Light, which now that it's missing, has left the fridge in complete darkness. Their adventure takes them to Las Veggies where they encounter Count Caper who is in control of Las Veggies Tower and insistent that, being the richest and most powerful food, he would never steal the Great Light. Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast assemble a team of veggies and return to the tower with a plan to uncover the location of the light so that it can be returned to its rightful place.

Like the previous books in the series, this book has humor, puns, rhyming text, and lots of kid appeal. The illustrations, by Brendan Kearney, are delightful. Each of the foods are drawn to show their lively personality and the fridge is captured as a fun place to inhabit. The book is a fun continuation of the series that highlights friendship, teamwork, and doing the right thing.

To find out about more about Josh Funk and the many other books that he has written, visit his website. There you will also find lots of fun stuff for kids, like activity pages and songs of some of his books. If you haven't been following along on the blog tour, below are some of the other places you can read about The Great Caper Caper.

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