Thursday, September 3, 2020

Short & Sweet Long & Savory Tour


Have you met Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast? How about Baron von Waffle or Professor Biscotti? If you haven't had the opportunity to meet them yet, you will want to do so soon. Books featuring food are some of my favorites. Mostly because it gives me just the excuse I need to make something yummy.

Short & Sweet is the 4th book in the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series. In this delightful kitchen adventure, Professor Biscotti transforms the two sweet breakfast treats into toddlers. Yikes! 

The story is a great romp through entertaining locations such as the Fjords of Farfalle and the Pasta Playground. Along the way there are many fun details to discover within the illustrations.

To get a taste of the tale, you can watch the musical trailer here:

Author: Josh Funk

Illustrator: Brendan Kearney 

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books

You'll want to visit other stops on the virtual tour by clicking on the image below. You'll be able to read interviews and reviews, listen to podcasts, and find out about all the sticky and sweet details about Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast.

Now for a short and sweet introduction to the author. I first met Josh a few years ago at Nerdcamp in Michigan. I appreciated his stories, but also the work he's done to encourage and support picture book creators. If you're thinking about writing a picture book, I suggest you pop over to his resource page. Here's a little more info about Josh.

Author photo - He has a short beard and mustache. He has a slight smile and is looking to the side. He's wearing glasses and a pageboy hat.  He's wearing a
Photo Credit Carter Hasegawa, 2017

Full Bio: Josh Funk writes silly stories such as the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series, the How to Code with Pearl and Pascal series, the It's Not a Fairy Tale series, the A Story of Patience & Fortitude series in conjunction with the New York Public Library, Dear Dragon, Albie Newton, Pirasaurs!, A Night at the Bookstore: A Barnsie & Noble Adventure, and more coming soon! 

Since the fall of 2015, Josh has visited (or virtually visited) over 400 schools, classrooms, and libraries and he is a board member of The Writers' Loft in Sherborn, MA. 

Josh grew up in New England and studied Computer Science in school. Today, he still lives in New England and when not writing Java code or Python scripts, he drinks Java coffee and writes manuscripts. 

Josh is terrible at writing bios, so please help fill in the blanks. Josh enjoys _______ during ________ and has always loved __________. He has played ____________ since age __ and his biggest fear in life is being eaten by a __________. ​ For more information about Josh Funk, visit him at and on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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