Everything on a Waffle
A Newbery Honor Book By the author of The Trolls, a National Book Award Finalist.My name is Primrose Squarp. I am eleven years old. I have hair the color of carrots in apricot glaze (recipe to follow), skin fair and clear where it isn't freckled, and eyes like summer storms.Readers will know... show more
A Newbery Honor Book By the author of The Trolls, a National Book Award Finalist.My name is Primrose Squarp. I am eleven years old. I have hair the color of carrots in apricot glaze (recipe to follow), skin fair and clear where it isn't freckled, and eyes like summer storms.Readers will know right from the start that the narrator of Everything on a Waffle is going to tell her story straight and pull no punches. Primrose's parents have been lost at sea, but she believes without an iota of doubt that they are still alive, somewhere. She moves in with her Uncle Jack, but feels generally friendless. Her only real refuge is a local restaurant called The Girl on the Red Swing, where the owner, Miss Bowzer, serves everything on waffles -- except advice and good sense, which come free of charge and are always reliable.Food in general plays an important role in Primrose's journey toward peace and understanding (a recipe dictated in her unmistakable voice is appended to each chapter), and readers will eagerly cheer her on through this funny, bittersweet novel.
Publish date: September 8th 2004
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Chapter Books
This was one of the funniest books I've read in a long time. Our family went on a Polly Horvath binge after reading Mr & Mrs Bunny [b:Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—Detectives Extraordinaire!|11148223|Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—Detectives Extraordinaire!|Polly Horvath|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/13205414...
That was strange. Funny and depressing. I liked it though, and would be great to read out loud. Also, there are recipes at the end of every chapter, and they are AWESOME. I seriously want to try cooking all of them. Especially the butterscotch chow mein noodle cookies. YUMMY!
I was at Goodwill buying piles of books for my 6-year-old son and in addition to books he'll like now, I buy books I think he might like later. I didn't care for the cheesy, cartoonish cover, but it was a hardcover and it had a Newberry Honor Book sticker on it, so I figured for 69 cents, it was wor...
Based on my previous experience with a Polly Horvath novel, I’d anticipated that this book would be a funny book. Not so, at least not in an uproariously hilarious way. Primrose finds that her parents have been lost at sea, but she never doubts they will return. In the meantime, she is sent to live ...
Cute story about a girl who loses her parents at sea, and how she copes. She's plucky and the characters are amusing, but somehow it's not enough, there's almost too much cuteness.