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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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Fun story about sequences, very similar to if you get the mouse a cookie. ( )
  alanbuffington | Sep 30, 2015 |
I absolutely enjoyed reading this book. From a child's perspective I like how funny this book can be. For example, when the pig takes a lot of photos, then she will want to send them to her friends, so then the little girl had to help the pig mail out all the pictures to everyone else. I liked the repition of cause and effect, if you do this then she'll want this and so on. This is a fun book that many children will enjoy reading and listening too. It's creative by having the pig as the main character who has many needs that is being met by a little girl, who has to do so many things to please and make the pig happy. The message of the book i feel is that things always go back to the source. So the pig started off with getting a pancake but then when getting a pancake things started straying from the pancake but at the end when she ends up getting sticky, it reminds her of the syrup that she puts on her pancake. So that's when it would lead back to the beginning outcome of giving her a pancake. ( )
  dvazqu2 | Sep 24, 2015 |
This book is great. I really enjoy reading this because it is so entertaining and fun. The illustrations are very colorful and animated and go along perfectly with each scene. It is easy to understand language, not too many words on a page so it will keep the children engaged in the story. This book is fiction, a story about how if you give a pig a pancake he will want syrup and then he will want something else and then something else. In a silly way it teaches children the idea of sequence, such as when she asks for a bath and then wants some bubbles to go with it. Overall I really love this book, it is very enjoyable and amusing for kids!
  jcooke7 | Sep 22, 2015 |
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 (amazon).
  AmyStepaniuk | Aug 27, 2015 |
It is a cute way to encourage children's memory and illustrate how things sometimes go in circles.
  bmm034 | Apr 30, 2015 |
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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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