Thursday, July 16, 2009

If You Give a Pig a Pancake

Numeroff, Laura. 1998. If You Give a Pig a Pancake. Illus. by Felicia Bond. NY: HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN: 0060266864.

Following the now classic If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Numeroff continues her successful “If You Give…” series with If You Give a Pig a Pancake where an adorable piglet arrives at the home of a young girl at breakfast, whoc give the pig a pancake with some very sticky syrup. Of course, after eating she will need a bath with the bubbles and a rubber duck, which reminds her of the farm and her family. What follows is the comical progression of activities, such as tap dancing, picture taking, building and decorating a tree house, that will end where the story began with a pancake with syrup. Bond’s delightful illustrations wonderfully capture the fun and playful mood of the book, and will keep the readers equally visually entertained as with the text that will build humorous anticipations for all who read. Sure to be as popular as Numeroff’s previous books.

*Read the rest of the “If You Give…” series by Laura Numeroff: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Moose a Muffin, If You Give a Pig a Party, and If You Give a Cat a Cupcake
*Read more of Numeroff’s books like: If You Take a Mouse to the Movies and If You Take a Mouse to School.
*Ask the children would type of food would they give to other animals.
*While reading, ask the children if they know what will happen next.

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