Learn how to make syrup the old fashioned way with the help of a friendly bear and her amusingly unhelpful accomplices, Dog and Squirrel.
Did you know that it takes forty gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup? “How many pancakes can I eat with that gallon?” wonders Dog.
Every step of the process of making maple syrup is covered in this sweet (but never saccharine) informational picture book. It begins with Bear assembling the tools she’ll need for the project and discovering what trees are best to tap. Bear then learns about drilling, tapping, and the evaporation process. Meanwhile, Dog and Squirrel are getting very hungry. At the end, the happy result is real maple syrup and pancakes! Helpful information and suggestions for further reading can be found at the end of the story.