|Adventures with waffles|
Author: Parr, Maria
Lena is Trille's best friend, even if she is a girl. And there is never an ordinary day when you've got a best friend like Lena.
School Library Journal (09/01/15)
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School Library Journal - 09/01/2015 Gr 3–6—In Norway's Mathildewick Cove, nine-year-old Trille shares his large red house with his parents, three sisters, and grandfather. Trille spends most of his time with Lena, his best friend who lives next door. She is preoccupied looking for a dad. Trille's Auntie Granny comforts and congratulates her family with delicious homemade waffles. Trille and Lena get into some harrowing situations when they save a horse from a burning barn and play Noah's Ark on an uncle's boat. Other antics are laugh-out-loud funny as when they ferry into town on a hot summer day and play a Christmas song on their recorders to earn money for a soccer ball. Actor Luke Daniels successfully creates voices for all the characters, especially Trille's loyal and sensitive first-person narrative. VERDICT Children and parents will enjoy listening to this story of a childhood with time for exploration and make believe.—Mary Lee Bulat, Harwinton Public Library, CT - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.