Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker

By Cynthia Mackey

 

Book Blurb

Katie is too young to use the stove so she dreams of making her very own pancakes. Join Katie and her friend Baxter in this fun story as they use a passion for collecting and building to find a way to realize Katie’s pancake dream! This upbeat energetic tale with great potential for reading aloud will appeal to adults and young children alike. The book includes a predictable rhyme that will have children chiming in as the story unfolds. Children will celebrate with Katie and Baxter as their pancake dream becomes reality! Recipe included. (Taken from Goodreads)

My Review

Katie Shaffer loved building things, but more than that she loved eating pancakes. In fact, she dreamed of making “Golden brown, fluffy as a cloud, perfectly round, PANCAKES!” herself, but her parents said she was too young to use the stove. So, Katie went to her collection box where she had saved all sorts of castaways – cardboard, ribbon, buttons, kitchen gadgets, and more. She and her new neighbor Baxter decided to build their own pancake maker so they could make, “Golden brown, fluffy as a cloud, perfectly round, PANCAKES!”  Together they blended the ingredients and then Katie mixed in a magic ingredient. The pancakes were delicious, so they decided to go to the store to get various butters, syrups, and jams to top their “Golden brown, fluffy as a cloud, perfectly round, PANCAKES!”  When they returned they found pancakes on the floor, the ceiling, the bed, everywhere!  They had forgotten to turn off the pancake maker and now had enough pancakes to feed their families, friends, and neighbors.  That is exactly what they did!

This wonderful story shows children that some dreams do come true and you can accomplish a lot through cooperation.  If you want the young children in your life to hear or read stories of hope, the rewards of working toward a goal, and friendship and cooperation, then this book is for you. The book even includes the recipe for Katie’s “Golden brown, fluffy as a cloud, perfectly round, PANCAKES!”  I thoroughly enjoyed reading KATIE SHAEFFER PANCAKE MAKER! Without a doubt, I give this book 5 gold stars!

About the Author

Cynthia Mackey has always loved children’s literature. After years of teaching preschool and kindergarten, she is proud to have written her first children’s book, KATIE SHAEFFER, PANCAKE MAKER.  She lives on the west coast of British Columbia wither her family and her piano where she faithfully continues her Saturday morning pancake tradition.  (Author Bio taken from the back cover of the book)

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22 thoughts on “Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker

  1. Michelle, thank you so much for writing this review. I know that the children who have had the opportunity to read the book have really loved it and I hope it will inspire parents and grandparents to include children in cooking activities. Love the review! If anyone wants to contact me for how to get a signed copy, please send me an email at authorcynthiamackey@gmail.com

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    1. It is a beautiful story and my granddaughter (4 yr)just loved it when we read it. She calls Katie’s collection box a craft box because I have a craft box for her that we throw all kinds of thngs in. And she loves pancakes. I think it was a story written just for her. I glad you liked the review. I will certainly share your email address with anyone wanted a signed copy.

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