Pancakes & Mrs Pepperpot

Pancake Day always makes me think of the Mrs Pepperpot books from my childhood and how she managed to make her and her husband 30 pancakes for dinner when she was the size of a pepperpot.

As I whisk the batter I remember the quirky illustrations by Bjorn Berg and the flyaway wisps of hair that had escaped from Mrs Pepperpot’s bun. My favourite bit was when her cat licked the plates clean so she didn’t fall in a sink of washing-up water. I’m still not sure why her husband didn’t help her?

Mrs Pepperpot's Busy Day-Alf Proysen

I’ll let my husband wash-up the pancake pans tonight after I’ve finished making them as the cats’ mouths are still a little mousey from the little present they brought in earlier.

If you’re hankering after a copy of Mrs Pepperpot’s Busy Day there are some copies on Amazon with the 70s/80s cover from a few pence.

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2 thoughts on “Pancakes & Mrs Pepperpot

  1. kidsebooks says:

    Aw, I loved Mrs Pepperpot. I remember my teacher at infants school reading this to us.

    I’ll have to read it to my youngest. So many books…

    • The Hankerer says:

      Thanks for commenting, I’m glad you have fond memories of Mrs Pepperpot too:)

      I think I’d have to get a copy with the old cover to read to my kid, the newer copy Mrs Pepperpot just doesn’t seem the same…

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