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Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox: The Great Pancake Adventure {Review}

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Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox: The Great Pancake Adventure {Review}Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox: The Great Pancake Adventure by Matthew Luckhurst

Illustrator: Matthew Luckhurst
ISBN: 1419704206
Genres: Juvenile Fiction
Published by Harry N. Abrams, Abrams Books for Young Readers on October 1st 2012
Pages: 48
Format: Jacketed Hardcover
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In this humorous twist on a classic tale, Paul Bunyan and his best friend, Babe the Blue Ox, leave life on the farm to work for a logger who pays them with their favorite thing: pancakes! Paul and Babe tromp across the country with the logger, filling valleys with pancake batter (forming the Rocky Mountains) and chasing down pancakes blown away by the wind (creating the Grand Canyon). But when Babe starts to feel sick from eating too many pancakes, the two realize that maybe the farm, with its variety of foods, is really the best place for them after all.
The engaging typography and illustrations, combined with the humorous and lighthearted tone, show kids the importance of eating their veggies without giving heavy-handed lessons. An author’s note explains the origins of the Paul Bunyan story.

 

Read on November 22, 2012 — I own a copy

Paul Bunyan and Baby the Blue Ox Review

Fun is definitely a good description for this book. The color choices and illustrations are whimsical and give a neat introduction to a classic folktale. While in my mind I do not really remember much about Paul Bunyan and his blue ox known as Babe I think that this book will be a great introduction for my girls and because of it’s fun and vivid personality off the page will stick with them and any other young readers as well.

I love the illustrated words and the font chosen throughout the book. It’s whimsical and as I’m also teaching my oldest daughter to read, she loves pointing out the “fun” letters.

About Matthew Luckhurst

Matt Luckhurst, a descendant of Canadian loggers, is originally from Nanaimo, British Columbia. He is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts MFA design program. This is his first picture book. He lives in Brooklyn.

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