Mama Panya's Pancakes

Barefoot Books

Written by Mary and Rich Chamberlin
Illustrated by Julia Cairns

On market day, Mama Panya's son Adika invites everyone he sees to a pancake dinner. How will Mama Panya ever feed them all? This clever and heartwarming story about Kenyan village life teaches the importance of sharing, even when you have little to give. Includes educational endnotes about life in Kenya.

  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, 2001
  • Notable Books for a Global Society, 2005
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award, 2006
  • 10 Picture Books about Africa that Teach Empathy, Pragmatic Mom Blog, 2017