Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath was a Newbery Honor book for 2002. This book reminded me a lot of the Trixie Belden book I recently read.
This is the story of Primrose Squarp, an accident prone girl whose parents are lost at sea. Everyone in the town believes her parents are dead, but Primrose cannot accept this.
This book is fun, action packed - mainly because Primrose can't seem to keep herself out of trouble. This book contains a recipe at the end of each chapter. I like the message of this book that sometimes we believe something to be true even when all the evidence is against us. This is a reoccurring theme throughout the book. When is it okay to trust your instincts, and when should you believe the evidence?
Read to a child today even if that child is you.