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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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A new take on this classic series. It's a great book to end with the question: "What happens if..." allowing for a spontaneous and excited retelling of the book.

Best for preschool - 1.
  sacnate | Jul 30, 2014 |
This was always one of my childhood favorites. It's fun, funny, the pig is adorable, and I love the pictures. Its a very memorable book. It also could lead into a nice classroom activity as a writing prompt. The students could take any animal and and object, and their imaginations could run so far with that. It would also be a very fun assignment to read over as a teacher! I think this is definitely a book that every younger grade teacher should have in his or her collection. ( )
  adscrim | May 10, 2014 |
Audience: pre k -3rd grade
In this book the main character is a pig instead of a mouse. The same pattern of circular logic follows and young children will find it interesting to see what happens next. ( )
  ShantiR | Apr 23, 2014 |
A busy day that all starts with giving a pig pancakes. Pancakes leads to syrup, a bath, building a tree house, taking pictures and making envelopes to send to the pigs friends and so much more. Then later after the many many many tasks, having to start over all over again and the poor little girl is exhausted. :)

Personal Response:
Its so funny how many things the little piggy wants to do and the little girl had to run around so much. The little piggy sure can make connections to a lot of thing and keep the girly busy busy busy!

Classroom Extension:
1) Have a worksheet with a list of different things, places, and objects and have students list what each makes the students think of.
2) Have an activity day of what students would do with their little piggy.
  MataSoolua | Mar 25, 2014 |
If you give a pig a pancake is a very funny fantasy book. It discusses about if you give a pig a pancake all the things she will want with it! Like some syrup. Then she will get sticky and want a bath. Next she will ask for bubbles and then toys. The pig will finally build a tree house and while doing that she will get sticky and it will remind her of some syrup. So she will ask for some and if she does, she will want a pancake and the whole process will start over again!

Personal Reaction:
This book was really cute. I liked it a lot! This pig goes through all these situations that just keeps making her want and want and want, just like little kids do. It made me think of my little cousin just always wanting something else, and then when something reminds him of that one thing again, it will all start over again.

Classroom extensions:
1. I would be talking about different animals and read this book about a pig for an entertaining time.
2. I would have them color their own pig and write something on there that they love to do.
  olivialawson | Mar 12, 2014 |
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Once again, for Stephen -- F.B.
For Laura Geringer, with love and eternal gratitude -- L.N.
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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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One thing leads to another when you give a pig a pancake.

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