'This is a clever and heartwarming Kenyan story about the rewards of friendship and the joy of sharing.' --Child Education, top 50 books of 2005
'Mama Panya's Pancakes is a charming village tale... the story ends happily with each guest bringing along a contribution - a message which reminds us that kindness is rewarded.' --Nursery Education
'Friendship brings its own reward in this beautifully illustrated and gentle tale of Kenyan village life.' --Willesden Bookshop
About the Author
Mary and Rich Chamberlin are a husband-and-wife writing team. They love to travel and have done so extensively, including trips to Kenya and Tanzania, where they contracted 'Mal Afrique', the strong desire to return to that great continent. They are longtime members of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and co-founders of several local writers' groups. When they aren't busy writing, Mary works as a freelance Television Producer and Director, and Rich as an engineer. Mary and Rich live in Naperville, Illinois, where they share their home with their dog Trisha, and their French-Lop rabbit Bean. You can visit their website at www.mamapanya.com. Julia Cairns began her career as a fine artist in Botswana, Africa, where she lived for nine years. Though she now resides in the United States, Julia continues to be inspired by the joyful and hopeful spirit that she found in the people of Botswana. Julia's artwork has been praised for its contrasts and colours. She has illustrated four books for children, including Off to the Sweet Shores of Africa, which was the recipient of an ALA Notable Award, and The Spider Weaver, which was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Children's Literature. Julia lives in British Columbia, Canada with her husband, two children, two dogs, two horses and three chickens.