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If You Give A Pig A Pancake (1998)

by Laura Numeroff

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Title:If You Give A Pig A Pancake
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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 is a book about a little pig, and what happens when you give him a pancake. The book goes by the pattern, if you give a pancake, then this. And if you do that, then this will happen, and so forth. The little pig has so many different needs and wants, all simply from feeding him a pancake. And of course, like Numeroff's other books, it comes full circle to the little pig wanting pancakes all over again.
Genre: Fantasy
  KaylaAnn715 | Nov 25, 2015 |
if you give a pig a pancake, they will become extremely needy and need ALL these things that have nothing to do with a pancake! it's an imaginary story of what could happen all by giving a pig a pancake.
  taylortrost | Oct 28, 2015 |
I really enjoy the children’s fantasy book, If You Give A Pig A Pancake. One reason is because of the plot because I believe it is very organized with a sequence of events that create a chain reaction. This allows the story to flow nicely because it ends similar to how it began. An example is how the pig is eating a pancake and wanting syrup to go with it; however, the story ends by the pig wanting syrup, so she will probably want a pancake to go with it. Another interesting feature about the book that I like is the consistency of the language. I noticed that throughout the story, each page has the word “she’ll” because that’s how the author always refers to the pig. I think incorporating a pattern throughout the language makes the story interesting and easy to follow along. The message of the story is to show that everything has a chain reaction. This is portrayed throughout the story by the pig being given different things, and then wanting something else based on the first event. An example is when the pig is given syrup; she then will want a bath. Then when she has a bath, she will want bubbles. I highly recommend this book to younger elementary school grades. ( )
  Mroeme1 | Oct 26, 2015 |
This book was adorable. It was about a little girl who tried to keep up with an energetic piggy. The day starts by giving the pig a pancake, then the pig wants syrup and this leads into a whole lot of chaos for the little girl. By the end of the day the little girl is exhausted and the pig is hungry. She makes a pancake for the pig only to realize the chaos is going to begin again. ( )
  CasieBelaire | Oct 14, 2015 |
This book is filled with so much creativity and imagination! It's hilarious thinking about giving pancakes to a pig. The book starts with giving a pig a pancake, once you give a pancake to a pig, the pig will ask for some syrup. The book goes on about what the pig would want next, after already giving it something. I see it as a circle chain because once the pig asks for something, it'll want something else, and that'll lead to something else, which then would remind the pig of what it already started with; pancakes with maple syrup. It is a chain reaction of what the pig wants and what that item leads too. I think it's a super cute book with such a creative story line! The illustrations match the book so perfectly. The illustrator does not use too bright of colors and does not fill the whole page with a picture. Instead, uses more of the middle of the page and uses pale and pastel colors. The text is very short on a page and very easy to read. This book would be great for a beginner reader because it is easy to read and the story has a sense of humor. ( )
  sherr3084796 | Oct 13, 2015 |
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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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