Friday, August 25, 2017

The Case of the Stinky Stench Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast #2 by Josh Funk

The Case of the Stinky Stench (Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast #2)
by Josh Funk
Illustrated by Brendan Kearney
Published May, 2017
Sterling Children's Books
40 pages

Goodreads Summary
There’s a stinky stench in the fridge—and our favorite foodie friends must solve a smelly mystery! Sir French Toast’s nephew, Inspector Croissant, begs him and Lady Pancake for help in finding the source of the foul odor. Could it be the devious Baron Von Waffle? A fetid fish lurking in the bottom of Corn Chowder Lake? Featuring the same delectable wordplay and delicious art that won critical raves for Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast—there’s even an actual red herring—his fun follow-up is an absolutely tasty treat for kids!

My Thoughts
I was one of those kids that always thought that my toys came to life and played in the toybox when I wasn't looking. This book will have kids wondering what actually goes on in the fridge when the door is closed. 
I loved the first Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast book and this one is just as clever. Readers follow Inspector Croissant as he searches for clues, including a real red herring, to try to find what is stinking up the fridge. The unique characters and hilarious situations make this a laugh-out-loud story that young readers will ask for again and again.
Funk is a master of using creative language to enhance the story. It is filled with puns and sophisticated vocabulary that will also appeal to upper elementary students. The rhyming text is natural, imaginative and super-fun to read aloud. 

Brendan Kearney's illustrations are fabulous. The characters are really adorable and settings like Corn Chowder Lake, Casserole Cliff and Mt. Everbean add even more entertainment to this fun story. 

I would highly recommend this book for students in grades K-4. 

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