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Woodpecker Wants a Waffle

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Woodpecker Wants a Waffle

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One day Benny the woodpecker awakens to the best tummy-rumbling smell ever and discovers it's something called waffles. He must taste them!

He pecks on the door of the waffle house, but he gets the boot.

He tries to sneak in, but he gets swept away.

Each time Benny tries, he just can't seem to get to those delicious waffles. The other forest animals laugh at him: "Woodpeckers don't eat waffles!" they say. But Benny has a brilliant plan. . . .

Steve Breen has created a delightful picture book with pitch-perfect humor and tons of visual gags that will keep readers coming back for more!

One day Benny the woodpecker awakens to the best tummy-rumbling smell ever and discovers it's something called waffles. He must taste them!

He pecks on the door of the waffle house, but he gets the boot.

He tries to sneak in, but he gets swept away.

Each time Benny tries, he just can't seem to get to those delicious waffles. The other forest animals laugh at him: "Woodpeckers don't eat waffles!" they say. But Benny has a brilliant plan. . . .

Steve Breen has created a delightful picture book with pitch-perfect humor and tons of visual gags that will keep readers coming back for more!

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  • Steve Breen received his degree in political science from the University of California at Riverside. He became the editorial cartoonist for the Asbury Park Press and was later hired by the San Diego Union-Tribune. Steve is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and has also won the Berryman Award, the Thomas Nast Award, the Fischetti Award, and the National Headliner Award. His other books include Stick, Violet the Pilot, The Secret of Santa's Island, and Pug & Doug.

    In his free time, Steve enjoys running, reading, playing the guitar, and making waffles for his six kids. He and his family live in San Diego County, where there are, sadly, few woodpeckers.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Narrator Guy Olivieri packs as much enthusiasm into being a woodpecker as woodpecker Benny does into his imaginative plans. The first plan is necessitated when curious Benny wants to experience "W-A-F-F-L-E-S" for the first time and is thwarted as he tries to disguise himself to enter a diner. Bunny and assorted animals find his curiosity about waffles ridiculous and rattle off a list of absurd animal foods: "Raccoons don't eat ravioli!" "Coyotes don't eat cupcakes!" "Snakes don't eat snow cones!" Olivieri's alliterative "s" sounds have gusto. Not willing to take the animals' word that woodpeckers don't eat waffles, Benny pulls off his most inventive plan yet--one that has break dancing, a comedy act, and fireworks. A.R. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine
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