The Pancake Stories: Cuentos del Panqueque (English and Spanish Edition)
Timothy Taylor has a nice family. He lives with his mother and his father. His two great-aunts, Great-Aunt Cherry and Great-Aunt Plum, live very nearby on the top of a very steep hill in a tall house. Timothy seems to be around five years old, but he is allowed to cook for himself when his parents sleep late. His first adventure includes making a huge pancake that gets to be taller than Timothy, taller than his mother, and even taller than his father. When it bumps against the ceiling, Timothy’s parents think there has been an earthquake and they finally get up. The family shares the big pancake. Timothy, in the next story, goes to visit his two great-aunts. It is there he learns about how people to love each other sometimes fight, but fighting isn’t really good.
This collection of seven stories all have the same cast of characters at their heart and are very old-fashioned and sweet. Each is printed in English and has also been translated into Spanish. There are cute illustrations to support the stories. If someone is looking for a good, old-fashioned book of children’s stories, this is probably a good choice.
Peggy Pond Church, Elizabeth Comfort Church, Illustrator, Noël Chilton, Translator
University of New Mexico Press