Cynthia Mackey is a preschool teacher from Victoria, B.C. who has always loved children’s literature.  Cynthia has been a member of SCBWI since 2015.  After years of reading stories to children, she is proud to have written and published her first picture book, Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker.   Cynthia is a participant in the 2017 and 2018 12×12 picture book challenge and winner of Wordy Wanderings short story contest with her story Friendship Soup.

Paula Nasmith, also passionate about children’s literature, is responsible for the beautiful illustrations in the book. You can view more of her work at www.tinyvioletstudio.com


Release date: April 24, 2017

Five Star Review:

Love pancakes? You’ll love these!

on June 10, 2017
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A lovely story about ingenuity, cooperation, friendship and sharing. Katie badly wants to make pancakes but she’s not allowed in the kitchen. She won’t let that stop her though. From her collection of loose parts and other found objects, Katie and her new friend Baxter together build an amazing pancake making machine. It works so well it makes more pancakes than they can possibly eat. What can they do, but share them with neighbours and friends. If your little ones love pancakes, they’ll love this book by Cynthia Mackey.

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