The Case of the Stinky Stench (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast #2)

by Josh Funk (Author) Brendan Kearney (Illustrator)

The Case of the Stinky Stench (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast #2)

"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!

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Kirkus Reviews

Crisp writing, engaging illustrations, and sweets--this is a recipe worth keeping."

Publishers Weekly

With a "horrible stench" assailing the fridge, the stars of Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast attempt to locate its source, assisting an eager sleuth, Inspector Croissant. Funk crafts his rhymes with care, and readers will giggle their way through this refrigerated fantasyland: "They started their search crossing Salsa Ravine, / And lumbered through smog around Mount Everbean." Kearney's candy-colored cartoons are attuned to the book's brand of culinary comedy, conjuring marshmallow vistas, a sludgy lake of chowder, and even a literal red herring on the way to a happy ending that doesn't even require baking soda to solve. Ages 5-8. Author's agent: Kathleen Rushall, Andrea Brown Literary. Illustrator's agent: Hannah Whitty, Plum Pudding Illustration. (May)

Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, LLC Used with permission.

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Josh Funk
Josh Funk ( lives in New England with his wife and children. He has never had a dragon as a pen pal, but he once wrote a letter to Corduroy (and sent along a spare button). He's the author of the picture books Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast, Pirasaurs!, and more. Follow him on Twitter @joshfunkbooks.

Rodolfo Montalvo ( grew up in Long Beach, California. He received a B.F.A. in illustration from California State University, Fullerton. He has illustrated children's books including The Contagious Colors of Mumpley Middle School and The Amazing Wilmer Dooley, both written by Fowler Dewitt. He currently lives with his wife in the Los Angeles area. Follow him on Twitter @RMontalvo3.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Union Square Kids
Publication date
May 20, 2017
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV001000 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
JUV028000 - Juvenile Fiction | Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
JUV050000 - Juvenile Fiction | Cooking & Food
Library of Congress categories
Humorous stories
Stories in rhyme
Mystery and detective stories
Humorous fiction
Pancakes, waffles, etc
French toast

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