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Adventures with Waffles: 05/17/16

Adventures with Waffles by Maria Parr

Adventures with Waffles by Maria Parr was originally published in Norway as Vaffeljarte, a pun on the heart shaped waffles that are so important to the family, and the feeling of heartache at the loss of the beloved relative who originally made them.

Roughly this is a year's worth of anecdotal adventures of Trille and Lena from one spring festival to another one. They gleefully get into scrapes and have wholesome, teachable moment type misadventures that usually end up in them making a mess.

Plot wise there's not much here. Sure, there's the dead grandmother and the passage of time but it's more just a checklist of nostalgia. It feels like the sort of book that is written for parents who feel Anne Shirley and Pippi Longstocking are too disruptive an influence.

It's so wholesome it's saccharine.

For a better waffle inspired story, I recommend Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath.

Two stars

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