Today Caramel talks about Wafles and Pancake: Planetary-YUM, by Drew Brockington. As usual Sprinkles is taking notes and asking followup questions.
The book bunnies received this book as a review copy.
Sprinkles: So Caramel, tell us a bit about this book.
Caramel: This book is about two cats named Pancake and Waffles. Pancake is Waffles’s sister I think.
S:So what happens to them? Do they go to a planetarium?
C: Yes. They go to a science museum and there is a planetarium there. They go with their father, and they see the dino-cats and the saber tooth tiger …
S: Wait, what is a dino-cat?
C: Basically dinosaurs, but they are cats too.
S: So maybe prehistoric cats?
C: I guess so.
S: Then what happens?
C: They go to watch Hairballs in 4D.
S: So is that a film?
C: Yes, They always have these types of movies in science centers, so this is one of those. Then they go to the planetarium, and they look at the skies and so on, but then they get separated from their dad. And they are really worried.
S: That does sound like it could be scary.
C: Yes. Then they talk to someone who is working there. And in the end, they go to their mom’s home and see some constellations in the night sky and they can recognize them!
S: Wait, so they eventually find their dad?
C: Yes, of course. Otherwise this would not be a funny book, it would be tragic.
S: I understand. So the book is funny then?
C: Yes. Their dad asks them their favorite part of the trip to the museum and apparently it was lunch!
S: That is quite funny!
C: And there are other funny parts too. It is a funny book!
S: So then funny would be one of your words to describe the book. What other words would you use?
C: Funny, colorful, and … easy to read.
S: Yes, you did read it fast.
C: It was fun so I read it quickly.
S: So were there some facts about space in the book too? It kind of seemed like that to me.
C: Yes some but not as much as some other books, like the Narwhal and Jelly books have a lot more facts. But this did have some facts.
S: Any that was new to you?
C: It takes 27.32 days for the moon to orbit the earth.
S: You might have kind of known it takes about a month but not the exact time, right?
C: That’s right. They also talk about meteorites and such but I knew about those before. They also talk about Neil Pawstrong, which is the cat version of Neil Armstrong, the first human on the moon.
S: That is cool! I saw that other words were cat-ified, too…
C: Yes, like fur-ever, when the kitty siblings are worried they might have to live forever at the museum because they lost their dad, they say “we might have to live here fur-ever” instead.
S: Would you like to live at a museum?
C: No. All the dinosaur skeletons would freak me out, especially at night.
S: I undertand.
C: Wouldn’t you be scared of a museum full of dinosaurs at night?
S: I guess I would.
C: But reading this book, I also learned that there are other books with Waffles the cat, and he is a CatStronaut.
S: What is that?
C: The cat version of an astronaut I think. So there are apparently a lot of other books about the adventures of Waffles when he is a grown cat and an astronaut.
S: Sounds like you are curious …
C: Yes, I am! I want to read more about Waffles …
S: Hmm, we will see if we can get your paws on some of them some day. But for now, what would you like to tell our readers?
C: Stay tuned for more book bunnies reviews!