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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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This modern fantasy book is about a girl who gives a pig a pancake and then the pig continues to ask for maple syrup and then to take a bath because the syrup made her sticky and then she wants bubbles with the bath and so on.... This book has a cause and effect theme. ( )
  ebecker13 | Feb 25, 2015 |
Summary: This is a fun book about a little girl that has a fun, happy, and exciting day if she would give a pig a pancake. All kind of things would happen, like the pig would need a bath from getting sticky from the syrup, then in her bath she would need bubbles, and with the bubbles a toy. Each new things the pig did something new would be added.
Personal reaction: I really like the story,It was fun, and happy, and it kept my wanting to read fast so I could see what that cute pig was doing next.
Extension: The children's would have fun with this, looking at all the different things the pig did.
  SusieDell | Jan 31, 2015 |
A little girl has a pig for a pet. The pig gets very distracted and is loads of fun and trouble. She gets sticky from syrupy pancakes and wants to take baths and build tree houses. Follows a patter "if you give a pig a ____, chances are she'll _____".
The book ends with her wanting another pancake.
  mollybeaver | Dec 7, 2014 |
I like this book because it can provide many lesson plans or any teacher. A teacher could do a lesson plan on sequencing with this story. The teacher would have the students sequence in chronological order which event came first all the way to the end. A teacher could also do a lesson plan on parts of plot in a story from this book. The exposition and the conclusion would be the same event, the girl would give the pig a pancake. Another reason I like this book is because of the irony. The fact that the girl offered the pig a pancake to be nice led to all of these ridiculous events only to lead back to the girl making the pig another pancake. It will teach students to watch what they do for people because it could haunt them in the end. ( )
  cporte8 | Sep 25, 2014 |
I liked the book “If You Give a Pig a Pancake”. I liked this book for two reasons. First I liked the writing. The writing was organized and flowed well together. It was written in a cause and effect way. “When she’s all dressed, she’ll ask for some music. You’ll play your very best piano piece, and she’ll start dancing. Then she’ll want you to take her picture.” The words flow very well together. Another aspect I liked was the illustrations. I really enjoyed looking at each picture. The pictures accurately described what was happening throughout the story. The big idea of this story is watch what you ask for. A child might not understand that the things they are asking for a parent may not have and might come off as demanding. ( )
  amulve2 | Sep 24, 2014 |
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Bond, FeliciaIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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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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