"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 rhymes, wordplay, and art that won critical raves for Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast—there’s even an actual red herring—this fun follow-up is an absolutely tasty treat for kids!
About the Author
Josh Funk is from MA where he spends his days writing computer language and his free time writing picture book rhymes. His first published picture book was Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast (Sterling) and he is the author of Pirasaurs (Scholastic), Dear Dragon (Viking), and the upcoming Albie Newton (Sterling, 2018). Brendan Kearney is an illustrator from the UK. While studying architecture at university, he realized he didn't like rulers. He then discovered that it wasn't essential to use a ruler when illustrating children's books. Now he specializes in illustrating children's books, bringing his own chaotic style and ideas to any project. He is also the illustrator of the first Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast and Bertie Wings It (both Sterling).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Case of the Stinky Stench based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
A tasty follow-up to LADY PANCAKE & SIR FRENCH TOAST! The pitch-perfect rhyme, clever wordplay and super fun illustrations make this a delectable read aloud story that all will enjoy!
With a fantastically delicious dive into the world hidden in the depths of a fridge, Inspector Croissant teams up with Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast to embark on a delightful, somewhat quirky but always mysterious adventure. Something stinks, and Inspector Croissant is determined to figure out what it is. With the help of Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast, he heads across Marshmallow Coast and over Mount Everbean to seek out the potential culprit and not-so-trustworthy Baron Von Waffle. And it's only the beginning of the jaunt through cuisine. This is one packed adventure and that in only 40 pages and without intimidating amounts of text. Through silly rhymes, which flow smoother than Applesauce River, the three characters travel over a world delicious enough to make any reader's eyes sparkle and stomach tingle for glee. The wording is clever and every word sits. Even the occasional sprinkle of tougher vocabulary lands like droplets of sugar on the tongue. The illustrations overflow with color and fantasy, luring in and guaranteeing hours of visits to search out details and discover overlooked surprises again and again. The characters remind a bit of Sponge Bob and invite with their easy mannerisms to join in through even more dangerous places such as Corn Chowder Lake as the real culprit is sought out. Among the mystery and whimsical travels through donuts and cheese, there's also a warm-hearted good deed to make the ending close with a guaranteed smile and promise of sweet dreams. And for little explores whose curiosity knows no bounds, there's an explores map at the end to help guide any visitors ages three and up through the wonders of this bright and scrumptious land. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher and loved this book so much that I had to leave my honest thoughts and opinions.
In a fun sequel, Josh Funk takes his reader back in to the fridge to imagine what the food does there when the door closes. Instead of a competition, this time Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast team up with a nephew (Inspector Croissant) to solve a food mystery. They travel through the fridge, following clues across Salsa Ravine, around Mount Everbean, over Applesauce River to Corn Chowder Lake.. With a witty rhyme , a quintessential red herring, and a message of cooperation, this book is a definite winner. With such a lively band of characters, this book invites multiple reads to catch the many jokes and to solve the stinky mystery. Kirkus Reviews declared it " this is a recipe worth keeping.”