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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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This book was very well it was on the same order of "If you give a mouse a cookie." This book shows the journey that a little girl and a pig goes on throughout the day. It shows how the little girl is really tired after the day with the pig because the pig asked for so much stuff. This story is mainly used as a story for enjoyment, but it could also be used to teach a lesson of helping others. ( )
  Emorrison | Oct 23, 2016 |
Teaches sequencing and vocabulary
  CharliePipes | Sep 28, 2016 |
I thought this was a good book for two reasons. First being that the illustrations matched every page perfectly. For example, the page said "When you give her the bubbles, she'll probably ask you for a toy. You'll have to find your rubber duck." The picture then shows the pig in the bathtub pouring bubbles into the tub and the little girl looking for her rubber duck in her toy box. This is great for young readers who are still learning to read because the illustrations will help as context clues for what is going on in the story. Another reason I really liked this book was because the plot is a sequence of events that leads from one event to the other. It is a lot of cause and effect. For example, the first page starts off "If you give a pig a pancake," and the second page continues "she'll want some syrup to go with it." You can't have the second page without the first which will be a great way for young readers to see sequencing. The overall message of this book is to show young readers that they might act like this sometimes and their parents have to go through what the little girl had to go through. It could also show them that it takes a lot of time, responsibility, and hard work to take care of a pet. ( )
  mlambe12 | Sep 28, 2016 |
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 |
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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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