It starts with a grumbling tummy.
And a dream of something yummy.
What is it time for?
Tyler and his dog, Tofu, are hungry for blueberry pancakes.
They are so good to eat—all fluffy and juicy and hot. But the real fun is making them.
First you need a chicken, a cow, a few blueberry bushes, some special trees, and lots of mixing, flipping, and topping.
Chickens? Trees? We’re still talking pancakes, right?
Yes we are, and Tyler and Tofu find out just how it’s done, all before sitting down for the best breakfast ever!
Do you think pancakes come from a box? Not really! So let Food Network star Tyler Florence and Craig Frazier take you on an adventure from farm to mouth. You’ll learn how we get the best ingredients and discover that the most important one of all comes from the heart.
|Product dimensions:||10.24(w) x 9.86(h) x 0.42(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Tyler Florence is a chef and television star of several Food Network shows, including How to Boil Water, Food 911, Tyler's Ultimate, and The Great Food Truck Race. Before joining the Food Network, he served as executive chef at the award-winning restaurant Cafeteria in New York City. He now owns two restaurants—Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco and El Paseo in Mill Valley—and a retail kitchen shop: Tyler Florence West Coast Kitchen Essentials in Mill Valley. He lives in Mill Valley, California, with his wife, three kids, two puppies, four chickens, and a beehive.
Craig Frazier is the author and illustrator of several picture books, including the Stanley series, Hank Finds Inspiration, Lots of Dots, and Bee & Bird. He is also an internationally recognized designer whose work includes six postage stamps for the USPS, including the 2006 Love stamp and the 2010 and 2012 commemorative Scouting stamps. Craig is married, has two children, and lives and works in Mill Valley, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Tyler Makes Pancakesby: Tyler FlorenceIllustrated by: Craig Frazier5 Star Rating Product Details ISBN-13: 9780062047526 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 4/24/2012 Pages: 40 Sales rank: 111,989 Age range: 4 ¿ 7 Years Product dimensions: 10.24 (w) x 9.86 (h) x 0.42 (d)I¿ve recently discovered that I have a very hard time finding anything wrong with a picture book. I sat down with my niece, who is a squirmy almost 2-year-old to read through Tyler Makes Pancakes. With some help from her, we flipped through pages, pointed out cute drawings, and went through the entire book in about fifteen minutes. This was the perfect amount of time because she wouldn¿t have stayed relatively still for much more than that. This have everything a child needs.1. It is a simple storyline that is easy to follow. Tyler wakes up from a dream wanting pancakes. He goes out to the market with his dog to purchase the ingredients, goes through the store with the owner to get all of them learning a little as he goes, and then goes home to make the pancakes.2. The illustrations are simple and funny to look at.3. The pace goes quickly with no more than about five sentences on each page. This is a must since I¿ve noticed that some children¿s books have too many words on a page and when the child wants the page turned, it goes whether you have finished reading the lines or not. If there are fewer words on each page, I tend to get through the story without making things up.At the end of the story, the book comes with a recipe for the pancakes that Tyler makes. This may be fun for someone who wants to whip up a batch with the help of their child after reading it. I would caution that Tyler is the one that does everything, including the stove work, so you may want to explain that Tyler may have been allowed to touch the stove, but your child is not. Also, there is a cute section about fun facts. I did not get through that with my niece, but the adults enjoyed that part as we laughed about certain unknown aspects of pancake making. All together, it¿s hard to find flaws with such a cute book. The only thing that may be an issue with a child that is getting a little older is that Tyler leaves the home to go to the market while his parents are sleeping, gets all of the items with no mention of money, and does all of the cooking himself. It¿s safe to say that you don¿t want your child following that example.
Another winner from Tyler Florence! My son loves his books. The illustrations are bold and colorful and the story is very cute. And it makes you want to eat pancakes!