As winter comes to an end and spring arrives, Kelsey looks forward to maple sugar season. She helps her daddy tap the sugar maple trees in the woods on their farm. After the buckets are filled with sap, Kelsey works with family and friends to collect the buckets and pour the sap into a holding tank. Then they're off to the sugarhouse to boil the sap until it becomes syrup. When the first batch is bottled it's time to celebrate with a delicious breakfast — pancakes and maple syrup, of course!
This fascinating farm-to-table look at how maple syrup is made shows kids a timeless spring tradition and the fun of getting family and community together to make a special treat.
"Knowlton gives Kelsey a chipper narrative voice, which is matched by the bright colors and friendly interactions in Mitter’s illustrations.... Both the text and the art make clear how much work goes into producing maple syrup, how slow the process is, and how a community comes together to get the job done. A closing list of facts should intrigue readers who can’t imagine eating their pancakes without a good glug of syrup." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Author||Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton|
|Publication Date||Nov 1, 2017|
|Publisher||Albert Whitman & Company|