Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Tangerine and Kiwi
Have you read any of the books from the Tangerine and Kiwi series? Our first introduction to the series was Tangerine and Kiwi Visit the Sugar Bush by Laila Heloua. Tangerine and Kiwi are siblings who go on family outings and learn more about where their food comes from.
In this book, Tangerine, Kiwi, and their parents go snowshoeing at a sugar bush and learn how to make maple syrup. When they return home, they make pancakes and top them with some of the syrup they purchased at the sugar bush. C and R both like the characters and find the book enjoyable. They are already talking about pouring hot maple syrup over snow to make taffy like Tangerine and Kiwi; I think we will have to wait a while before we can do that!
There is a page at the end of the book that explains the steps to make maple syrup, and there is also a pancake recipe. We can't resist trying recipes that follow fun stories! Everyone prefers our usual pancake recipe, but we still had fun making these together.
We hope to read more Tangerine and Kiwi books soon!
*I received this book free from Owlkids Books in exchange for an honest review.