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If You Give A Pig A Pancake (1998)

by Laura Numeroff

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If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff (1998)

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I absolutley love this book. Is great for teaching cause and effect. A good activity for this book is circular writing and the snowball effect. Becasue of this books simple story line and sentence structure, it is a good book to have in the classroom for beginning and fluent readers. Book Shares would also be fun with this book and others like it. ( )
  Laura_Ashley | Sep 14, 2016 |
This book is perfect for special education students or kids that struggle to read new books. It's very compatible with "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" and "If You Give a Moose a Muffin" by the same author. It is very predictable. It's repetitive nature lets the kids know that the story will come full circle and end with the first line of the book. ( )
  HRegister95 | Sep 13, 2016 |
" If You Give A Pig A Pancake"

This story has great illustrations and metaphors. The story explains the cause and effects of your actions, would be a great story to teach students that everything you do has a reaction and the importance of thinking before doing something. The story also gives great examples of personification when it comes to the pig and his reaction to getting what he wants and how one thing always lead to another. The story is also a circle tale which makes the story great for small children because of the repetition and the ending. Great Children's book, actually one of my favorite stories growing up. ( )
  sarahperez | Sep 10, 2016 |
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The pig in this book meets a young girl who shares her pancakes, which leads the pig to think about other activities. The young girl assists the pig throughout the story with all the activities inside and outside the pig thinks of. By the end of the story both are back at the breakfast table; the young girl is worn out and the pig is eating more pancakes.

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Reading this book reminded me of a book that I read as a kid called "If you give a mouse a cookie". It is nice to see that the same kinds of books I had are still around and still loved. Reading books similar to ones I grew up with to children builds a bonding moment and a reflection of my own excitement of the book being read to me.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. In class we can take pictures to mail to friends just like the pig did in the story.
2. In class we can use popsicle sticks and paints to build and decorate small tree houses (on a smaller scale than the story) like the young girl and pig did .
3. In class one day we could have a pancake breakfast or lunch.
  JennDunham | Sep 9, 2016 |
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 |
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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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