Anytime Mapleson and the Hungry Bears
Written by Mordicai Gerstein
Illustrations by Susan Yard Harris
From School Library Journal:
This gem of a pancake story masquerades at first as a quiet, on-the-level depiction of the sugaring process. The story is great fun, but even better … is its friction-free transition from realistic to absurd- so easy, imitating the way children shift without effort or judgment into a daydream mode … whimsical illustrations in pen and ink with colored pencil are right on target throughout the book, lending credibility to the fantastic and mischief to the realistic.