Ethan loves pancakes before he goes fishing. His mother explains to him how animals, plants and people combine to give him the pancakes he loves, and he leaves to go fishing feeling thankful for his world. However, wanting to make a big splash in the lake where he fishes, he throws in an oil can and things begin to go dreadfully wrong.
Children, particularly three to five-year-olds, should enjoy this book, although children as old as nine may like it. The pictures are colorful and the story is easy to understand. It is also easy to read for the older children.
My only disappointment with the book is that the solution presented to the problem of pollution is simplistic and unrealistic. Parents or teachers should be ready to talk with the children about the problem of cleaning up pollution and how it is not an easy process.
I received this book from PR by the Book for this review.