Pancakes from Findus (hardbound)
Sven Nordqvistís Pancakes for Findus and his "Findus" series have immediate and lasting appeal. The stories are ingenious, the characters are quirky and original, and the illustrations are absolutely delightful, with an endless, apparently effortless flow of invention. Readers young and old will spend happy hours poring over them to find all the details, and revisit them again and again. Pettson and his cat Findus live in a ramshackle cottage in the country, with a henhouse, workshop and woodshed. Their fascinating, magical world is inhabited by tiny creatures who move Pettson's things about when he isn't looking. In this first story in their adventures, Pettson wants to bake a birthday cake for Findus, who has three birthdays a year. But how will they get the eggs with the bull in the way? There are definite obstacles to be overcome. For ages 4-8.