Bear goes sugaring

by Eaton, Maxwell, III,

Format: Print Book 2019
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Did you know that it takes forty gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup? "How many pancakes can I eat with that gallon?" wonders Dog.
Every step of the process of making maple syrup is covered in this sweet (but never saccharine) informational picture book by Maxwell Eaton III, the creator of the popular "Truth About" series. It begins with Bear assembling the tools she'll need for the project, continues with a discussion of the types of maples found in the area and why sugar maples are best for tapping, then on to drilling, tapping, evaporation and at the end of the process, real maple syrup and best of all, PANCAKES! Along the way there are hilarious asides from increasingly ravenous Dog and Squirrel, making this a book as funny as it is informative. Helpful back matter and suggestions for further reading complete the package.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "With winter ending, Bear demonstrates the entire sugaring process, from identifying the right maple tree and tapping it to collecting sap, boiling away the water, and producing syrup. The demonstration spares no detail, covering drill-bit measurements, types of spouts, the safest buckets, and even how to build an evaporator. It's a truly practical book, with a narrator describing Bear's step-by-step method. Additional commentary comes through speech bubbles from Bear's wisecracking sidekicks, a corgi and a squirrel who wait impatiently for pancakes. They, along with Eaton's (The Truth about Your Favorite Animals series) friendly watercolor illustrations, make this somewhat accessible to the intended picture-book audience, although for them it can only be informational. A reader could very conceivably take this book into winter and come out on the other side with a gallon of this gift from the trees, but an initial warning reminds youngsters that guidance is needed from a responsible (human) adult. A wonderfully specific book that will delight the right readers, especially in maple syrup territory of the Northeast and Midwest.--Ronny Khuri Copyright 2020 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Getting real maple syrup from tree to table is no day in the park, but Bear is up for the job. She marked the sugar maples during the fall so she can distinguish them from species that have less sugary sap; she even knows how to build a backyard evaporator. Most importantly (and the biggest takeaway for readers): Bear is a careful planner and diligent worker who also has vast reserves of patience--even though it takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup, and especially when her pancakes-obsessed friends, a gopher, a squirrel, and a dog, keep mentioning their affinity for the food ("How are those pancakes coming?" asks the dog as Bear taps her first maple). Watercolor and pencil illustrations by Eaton (the Truth About series) illustrations have a cheery, get-'er-done orderliness, efficiently conveying a wealth of information with comics-style panels, cinematic framing, text callouts, and just the right number of comic asides from Bear's peanut gallery. The afterword takes a broader view, noting that sugaring helps preserve stands of sugar maples, and that the result isn't "manufactured in a distant facility with chemical processes. No corporations. Just backyards, buckets, campfires, and friends." (And pancakes?) Ages 4--8. Agent: Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio. (Jan.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Maple syrup -- Juvenile literature.
Sugar maple -- Juvenile literature.
Cooking (Maple sugar and syrup) -- Juvenile literature.
Maple syrup.
Publisher New York :Holiday House,2019
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes "Neal Porter Books."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780823444489
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