Friday, May 25, 2018

Margo's Musings: Who Wants a Waffle?

My little sister, Margo, loves anything that comes with the syrup. Of course, she’s a sticky mess afterwards! I knew when she saw Woodpecker Wants a Waffle at the local library it would be this week’s favorite.

In the story Benny, the woodpecker, smells something delicious and learns that it’s waffles he's craving. The other animals of the forest think he’s crazy. They don’t think that woodpeckers should eat waffles. Benny doesn’t care! He wants what he wants. He devises a plan to get the tasty breakfast treat. Nobody believes he’ll be able to pull it off. But will he?



This was a really cute read and Margo was rooting Benny on the whole time. We found out there is a “Flat Benny” online that kids can print. Then, they can take Benny to get waffles or some other treat and share the picture with a special hash tag.  I’m sure you can guess what we had for breakfast three times this week! Luckily, my dad’s a wizard in the kitchen, and cooking up delicious breakfast goodies is one of his specialties.

Has anyone else read Woodpecker Wants a Waffle? Or have you read another book by Steve Breen? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

Happy Reading!
~ F

25 comments:

  1. It sounds like a heap of fun. Margo can have my share of waffles though - not a fondness I have ever developed.

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    1. EC- I can understand not being a fan of waffles. Margo will be more than happy to take your share. :) ~F

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  2. That is a neat idea to add too. Benny for waffles for a kiddo or two.

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    1. I thought it was a fun idea too, Pat. Taking pictures with Benny is definitely fun. :) ~F

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  3. I certainly wouldn't turn down a tasty waffle. Benny has good tastes in cuisine.
    Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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    1. Alex- He does have good taste! Hope you had a nice Memorial Day too! :) ~F

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  4. I'm probably the only person in the world who eats waffles and pancakes with some flavor of jelly(lol), but this story sounds so fun. I haven't thought of woodpeckers since I was a kid, and glad your sister liked this one. Happy Friday and Hugs...RO

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    1. Ro- Waffles and pancakes with jelly sounds tasty. I will have to try it. :) ~F

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  5. Hmm, now I want a waffle. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Valerie- Hope you get some too! :) ~F

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  6. Hi - I'll enjoy waffles occasionally ... but can understand Benny's desire to find his waffle ... and it sounds like a wonderful read - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary- Always nice to find a treat- especially one that appeals to our sense of smell. :) ~F

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  7. That title and cover are great!
    Steph, Jess, enjoy your extended weekend:)

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    1. Sandra- Isn't the title and cover great. Our weekend was great and we hope yours was too! :)

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  8. Hmm... Now I want a waffle! And I don't have a waffle iron. Sounds like a cute book!

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    1. Kate- Sorry to make you want waffles at a time when you can't have them. Hope you can get one soon. :) ~L

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  9. This book looks all kinds of cute :D Eee. So glad your sister loved it :D Thank you for sharing about it. <3

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    1. Carina- It really is a cute story. :) ~F

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  10. Lovely illustration and cover for the book, which I'm sure will be a fun read.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Jan- It really is a fun read. I agree with you that the illustrations are great. Glad you enjoyed learning more about Woodpecker Wants a Waffle. :) ~F

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  11. What an adorable story. Made me want some waffles. We used to have a woodpecker that hung around the tree outside my writing room window. I loved watching him/her peck at the tree getting his/her breakfast. Birds are fascinating. I haven't read any of the author's books, but he sounds like a good writer.

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    1. Beverly- I adore birds. Woodpeckers are fascinating. I haven't seen any in real life- but I have heard them in the woods. How cool that you got to see one outside your writing room window. :) ~F

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  12. Sounds like a fun book! Love the illustrations! Big Hugs!

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    1. Magic Love Crow- Glad you enjoyed it! :) ~F

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  13. I wouldn't mind some waffles myself right about now ;) I love that you can print out your own Benny and bring him along to go and get a nice treat with you and the kids. Those kind of interactive reading activities and experiences are always so fun for the kids :)

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