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If You Give a Pig a Pancake (If You Give...) (original 1998; edition 1998)

by Laura Numeroff

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Title:If You Give a Pig a Pancake (If You Give...)
Authors:Laura Numeroff
Info:HarperCollins (1998), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 32 pages
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If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff (1998)



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If you give a pig a pancake, she'll want some syrup to go with it. You'll give her some of your favourite maple syrup, and she'll probably get all sticky, so she'll want to take a bath. She'll ask you for some bubbles. When you give her the bubbles...
  wichitafriendsschool | Jun 29, 2016 |
This book is a journey fun! It is very fun and entertaining throughout! The pig provides lots of fun for readers everywhere! Kids will also love the interesting illustrations on each page of the book! Definitely will give kids of all ages an laugh throughout! This book is a must read for kids of any age! Very entertaining and lovable! Worth the read 100 percent! ( )
  Kathleen.Foil | Apr 12, 2016 |
In my opinion, this is a good book because the illustrations tell the story. Each page contains a minimal amount of words while each page was taken up with a depiction of what was occurring. For example, when the pig wants something special to wear the illustration shows her pulling out clothes from a dresser drawer while wearing two different scarves. The illustrator uses warm colors, such as shades of reds and yellows, to show the excitement of the pig through each part of the story and gives the pig human emotions through facial expressions. For example she was smiling to show she is happy when given what she wants and an open mouth to show excitement when she had an idea. Also, I liked how the story ended by making a full circle back to the beginning. It begins with a pig in the window being given a pancake, then wanting syrup, before going on a journey through tap dancing and building a tree house. In the end however the pig wants maple syrup and is given a pancake to go with it. This brought closure to the story as the adventures were brought to and end and the characters where brought back to the kitchen. ( )
  kkamin5 | Mar 20, 2016 |
If you give a pig a pancake is such a good book for all ages. Children love this book because it's about a pig living like a human which all small children would enjoy. At the end it shows all the fun they had during the day and how tired both the girl and the pig are. It's a very cute book. ( )
  alissanelson | Mar 9, 2016 |
I love love love this book! This whole series by Laura Numeroff is definitely one to own! This book in particular is one of my favorites. It introduces the concept of cause and effect to young readers by sequencing what the pig will want if you give him a pancake. This funny and endearing picture book is an easy read for 1st and 2nd graders and a wonderful read aloud book. The pictures and silly things the pig asks for after being given a pancake will have children (an adults) giggling until the very end of the book. This book is very engaging and colorful to young readers, making it a classic. The big idea/message of this picture book is to teach children cause and effect while also entertaining. ( )
  nfiore5 | Mar 2, 2016 |
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If you give a pig a pancake,

she'll want some syrup to go with it.
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"If You Give a Pig a Pancake" is a story similar to "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie". It is a book that focuses on memorizaton, sequence, and fluency. The pig incessantly ask the little girl for more and more things. It is as if the pig can never be fully satisfied--"If you give a pig a pancake, he will ask for some syrup. If you give him some syrup, he will get all sticky and need a napkin.." Read and find out the other tasks and materials he asks for. The story is quite silly and children will have fun reading it.
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"If you give a pig a pancake, she'll want some syrup to go with it. You'll give her some of your favorite maple syrup. She'll probably get all sticky, so she'll want to take a bath." You get the idea. Baths lead to bubbles, bubbles lead to rubber ducks, rubber ducks lead to wanting a trip to the farm. If You Give a Pig a Pancake is a delightful exploration of the scenario "if you give an inch, they'll take a mile." But who could refuse the whims of this adorable piglet? Not us, and certainly not the pig's young caretaker. Parents will feel a familiar twinge as they witness the pig's increasingly elaborate demands, and kids will be delighted that the story circles back around to the original pancake. Laura Numeroff and illustrator Felicia Bond--well-loved creators of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Give a Moose a Muffin--succeed again in concocting a marvelously skewed study of cause and effect that inevitably results in a riotous read-aloud. Your kids will ask for this book again and again, and you won't want to refuse. (Ages 4 to 8) --Karin Snelson

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