Friday, September 25, 2015
The Story behind “Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast”
Josh Funk and Brendan Kearney have launched a fabulicious food fight masterpiece! If you’re intrigued about this yummy battle of epic proportions, read what Josh has to say about the story behind this tasty Story:
The inspiration for the story came from my kids arguing about what I should make for breakfast on weekend morning.
One said pancakes, the other said French toast. And it went on and on.
I checked the freezer, and all we had were waffles.
It was on the way to the diner that I thought of the idea.
And I asked the kids, what would a pancake and French toast fight about. And one of them said syrup.
To this day, I can't remember which said it. And they both think they were the one.
And so now, we argue about that. (See how it comes full circle).
Run to your local bookstore and get ready for the most exciting breakfast of your life!
Josh Funk 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 picture book manuscripts alongside his wife, children, and assorted pets & monsters.
Josh is a board member of The Writers' Loft in Sherborn, MA and the co-coordinator of the 2016 and 2017 New England Regional SCBWI Conferences.
Josh is the author of LADY PANCAKE & SIR FRENCH TOAST (Sterling), as well as the forthcoming picture books DEAR DRAGON (Viking/Penguin 2016), PIRASAURS! (Scholastic 2017), JACK! [and the beanstalk] (Two Lions, 2017), and more.