A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Academic facts about science, history, astronomy and more are blended with life skills and emotional development.
Don't be afraid to ask questions and share your feelings. The young cats are curious about the world around them and courageous when they're scared.
Positive Role Models
The adult cats are kind and take great care of the younger cats, and the parent-cats who live apart provide continuity and stability for the kid-cats.
Shows a family where the mom and dad live in separate houses and the kids split time between the two homes -- and that's treated as a simple information without drama.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Drew Brockington's Waffles and Pancake Series, is a spinoff prequel to his popular CatStronauts series. It offers fun, colorful graphic novels with a delightful blend of adventure, comedy, academic facts, and emotional depth. The two young cats split time between their mom-cat and dad-cat's houses, and both parents support the kids when they're nervous, answer all kinds of questions, and model communication and kindness. The facts Brockington includes on the brightly illustrated pages cover history, astronomy, science, and more.
Is It Any Good?
With bright, engaging illustrations and fun dialogue that's great for young readers, these graphic novels have a surprising amount of academic content and emotional depth. The Waffles and Pancake Series treats kids' curiosity with care, letting the answers they make up get silly while the adults respond with facts and encouragement. That the parents live in separate houses is treated as a simple information without drama, and both parents help the kids get through moments when they're afraid by asking and answering questions.
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