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StoryMakers in the Kitchen Mother’s Day Special!

StoryMakers | Mother's Day Special with Jason & Josh LADY PANCAKE AND SIR FRENCH TOAST

KidLit TV is celebrating MOMS! Watch our Mother’s Day special inspired by Josh Funk’s popular rhyming picture book, Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast. StoryMakers host Rocco Staino is joined by One Good Dad’s Jason Greene (and his two little ones) to cook up some fun! Together the trio cooked up a Mother’s Day breakfast fit for a queen … A queen who loves pancakes, French toast, strawberries and cream! If you’re still thinking about what to do for the special lady in your life — whether she be your partner, wife, or mom — we highly recommend watching this episode. What’s your idea of the perfect Mother’s Day? What’s your favorite breakfast dish? Let us know in the comment section below!


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Lady Pancake & Sir French ToastLady Pancake & Sir French Toast - Mother's Day Brunch
Written by Josh Funk; illustrated by Brendan Kearney
Published by Sterling Publishing

A thoroughly delicious picture book about the funniest “food fight!” ever! Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast have a beautiful friendship—until they discover that there’s only one drop of maple syrup left. Off they go, racing past the Orange Juice Fountain, skiing through Sauerkraut Peak, and reeling down the linguini. But who will enjoy the sweet taste of victory? And could working together be better than tearing each other apart? The action-packed rhyme makes for an adrenaline-filled breakfast … even without a drop of coffee!

NEW from Josh Funk and Brendan Kearney:


“Uncle,” Croissant said, “the fridge is in trouble!
A mystery stench turned a whole shelf to rubble!
I’m the last hope or the fridge will be lost!
Help me or else we’ll be cooked, served, and sauced.”
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–this fun follow-up is an absolutely tasty treat for kids and adults alike!


Via Josh Funk Books Josh Funk writes silly stories and somehow tricks people into publishing them as picture books – such as the award-winning Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast (Sterling), as well as the forthcoming picture books Pirasaurs! (Scholastic 8/30/16), Dear Dragon (Viking/Penguin 9/6/16), It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk (Two Lions, 2017), and more.

Josh is a board member of The Writers’ Loft in Sherborn, MA and the co-coordinator of the 2016 and 2017 New England Regional SCBWI Conferences.

Josh grew up in New England and studied Computer Science in school. Today, he still lives in New England and when not writing Java code or Python scripts, he drinks Java coffee and writes picture book manuscripts.

Josh is terrible at writing bios, so please help fill in the blanks. Josh enjoys _______ during ________ and has always loved __________. He has played ____________ since age __ and his biggest fear in life is being eaten by a __________.

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Via One Good Dad
From the time I was a child, my dream was to become an actor and a writer. After college, I set out along with my wife to chase that dream. We arrived in New York City and I was ready to “make it.” After a few years of auditioning and bit parts here and there, my wife gave me the news that I was about to take on the biggest role imaginable — the role of a daddy. After my son was born, I became a stay-at-home dad and now I’m a proud papa of 4 children. Being a stay-at-home dad has changed the way I think about myself and the world around me. And that has lead me to become a dad blogger and travel blogger.  My blog touches on parenting challenges and rewards, faith, travel, entertainment, sports, sponsorships and reviews, or whatever else is keeping me from getting that great night of sleep I so desperately need.

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Host: Rocco Staino | Executive Producer: Julie Gribble

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Kid Lit TV Commenter patte szewczuk

This was so funny–I enjoyed it so much and could not stop laughing
but i don’t think I would want them in my kitchen cooking or baking
what a mess [ha ha] only kidding-but I hope they cleaned up afterwards–
The food did look great and the p.j.’s were a good idea
I love Josh Funk book–story and illustrations
Jason Greene is a great teacher cook and dad
and Rocco–always funny and great in front of the camara
Enjoyed this though and though
Happy Moms Day to all moms

Kid Lit TV Commenter Kassia Graham

Thanks for the compliments for our awesome dads, Patte! Yes, it was a bit messy but worth it in the end. The set smelled so good!

Kid Lit TV Commenter Sarah Svarda

If I had to choose, it would have to be Lady Pancake that I’d pick for Mother’s Day breakfast in bed. Of course, the breakfast in bed would be so much sweeter with a copy of the book to read as well.

Kid Lit TV Commenter Kassia Graham

Uh oh! I’m not sure how Lady Pancake would feel about being breakfast. Yes, the book is a great read. You’d probably feel a bit hungry after reading it in bed, so have a snack ready.

Kid Lit TV Commenter Julee Murphy

Wonderful podcast and interesting twist adding sausage to pancakes. I have been inspired to make French toast tomorrow for my mom.

Kid Lit TV Commenter Linda Mitchell

I am a Mom of Four and a Teacher Librarian….a PERFECT Mother’s Day would involved being allowed to lay around the house in my jammies & slippers and read. all. day. long! With breaks for chocolate included, of course. Congrats on a great book and my house is looking forward to your next adventure. Keep writing!

Kid Lit TV Commenter Kassia Graham

Hi there, Linda. Wow; thanks for all you do as a teacher librarian! I hope you got your wish to chill out in jammies, with good books and chocolate.

Kid Lit TV Commenter Laura Frondorf

I’d love to share this with my students and of course have some breakfast with them too!

Kid Lit TV Commenter Kassia Graham

Hi Laura! Yes, please share this with your students. Are you able to do a cooking module with them? That’d be so much fun!

Kid Lit TV Commenter Julie Kirchner

My favorite way to celebrate Mother’s Day would be to visit my local indie bookstore, The Wild Rumpus, with my son, buy anything that our hearts desire, stop for a treat at Sebastian Joe’s Ice Cream, and spend a chunk of time reading by the lake together. Or staying in my jammies all day and reading would be second best!
My favorite breakfast item would be coconut pancakes if I’m looking for something sweet or quiche if I’m in the mood for savory!

Kid Lit TV Commenter Kassia Graham

Julie, that sounds like an EXCELLENT Mother’s Day. Going to the bookstore is a great way to spend time with a child. Love the name of the bookstore. ;)

Hmm, coconut pancakes sounds so good right about now.

Kid Lit TV Commenter Dee

I loved the rhyming and the race past the various foods in the story. What a “Sterling” book. The video was entertaining as well.

Kid Lit TV Commenter Kassia Graham

Dee, that race was amazing. A friend and I read it aloud in the aisles of Roman’s Upstairs (impromptu). I really got into it.

Kid Lit TV Commenter Sandra Delgado

So funny! They did make a mess, but it’s always the thought that counts! :) ????

Kid Lit TV Commenter Kassia Graham

Thank you! I love Josh’s books too. I can’t wait for PIRASAURS. RAWRGH!

Kid Lit TV Commenter schmidtkristas

Favorite breakfast dish? That’s a tough one. Probably french toast…and a specific favorite would be a thick deep fried french toast we used to get at a local pancake cottage. Why? Aside from how scrumptious it was, it reminds me of going out to breakfast with my parents when I was young.

Kid Lit TV Commenter creslibrary

Favorite Breakfast dish—Baked Oatmeal– It meant we were having a snow day off of school when I was growing up in Michigan.

Kid Lit TV Commenter katherine brown

My favorite breakfast is French toast with real maple syrup, freshly sliced strawberries, and a glass of cold milk!

Kid Lit TV Commenter Evelyn

Hi there at the bottom of one of your videos i saw a question that i decided i wanted to answer so my favorite breakfast dish is pancakes with egg,bacon,and some cut up fruit like strawberry,blueberry,grapes,and peaches. That is my favorite dish for breakfast i hope you liked my respond to your question.


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