The Pancake Tree
By Jacky Turchick and Laurie Melrood
Illustrated by Emma Huang
The Pancake Tree is a whimsical and, at the same time, educational book for children ages 3 and up. It is also a great tool for their parents, grandparents, and other adults assisting the young ones in their reading and learning.
The discovery that the pancake tree is in fact a mesquite tree that lives in our backyards is a crucial point if the story.
For ages the mesquite tree has been cherished by Native Americans of the Southwest as a great resource of food. Learning about the nature of that tree and its importance in our lives is the true goal of this book.