Another great book, we love reading in this house and adding to our book collections. Woodpecker wants a waffle, can you imagine what he will do to get that.
One day Benny the woodpecker awakens to the best tummy-rumbling smell ever and discovers it’s something called waffles. He must taste them!
He pecks on the door of the waffle house, but he gets the boot.
He tries to sneak in, but he gets swept away.
Each time Benny tries, he just can’t seem to get to those delicious waffles. The other forest animals laugh at him: “Woodpeckers don’t eat waffles!” they say. But Benny has a brilliant plan. . . .
Steve Breen has created a delightful picture book with pitch-perfect humor and tons of visual gags that will keep readers coming back for more!
Breen delivers a whimsical, alliterative story of animal high jinks. When Benny the woodpecker investigates a tummy-rumbling smell, he is led to a diner where his curiosity is piqued by a customer relishing a plate of freshly made waffles. Although Benny is desperate to taste the breakfast treat, he is thwarted time and again by an astute and ornery waitress. Neither camouflage nor comic disguises fool this waffle server, leaving Benny to brainstorm new ideas with his animal friends in the nearby woods. All of Benny’s companions try to dissuade him, using clever alliterations (“Moose don’t eat muffins,” “Raccoons don’t eat ravioli,” etc.); however, Benny’s outlandish plans do give way to a sly and satisfying ending. Excellent watercolor illustrations help depict this charming world, while the ratio of text to white space is ideal for emerging readers.
Devon gets a kick out of this book, he thinks its so funny. He loves the woodpecker and him wanting the pancakes. What a really cute book for all children, to read or have them read to .
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