* Every Tuesday we introduce you to a favorite book from our secret book room, and give you a unique “recipe for fun” this week over on our Book Cook page…
Today’s great book: If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff and illustrations by Felicia Bond (1998, HarperCollins Publishers).
Time to Read: short and funny, especially for young children; great pictures with words for emergent readers
Summary: From the inside cover…One thing leads to another when you give a pig a pancake.
Best Quote: “If you give a pig a pancake, she’ll want some syrup to go with it.”
Our View: There is just something incredibly fun about a Laura Numeroff children’s book and we love them all. One of our favorites is this story of a fuzzy pink pig (perfectly illustrated by the great Felicia Bond) who gets himself into quite a predicament when one thing leads to another and another and…another. There’s a funny bathtub scene and piano playing and treehouse building and pancake eating, all following that wonderfully familiar cadence of the “if-then” statements that have made this series such a runaway hit. Our first daughter and I actually have this book signed by the author, whom we met at a special pancake breakfast for the debut of the book at a local mall. There were even live baby pigs to hold and pet as we waited in line for her autograph! A great memory with a great kid to celebrate a great book.
Remember to visit our Book Cook page for the recipe – “Omelecakes and Panpigs” – created by the kids to accompany this particular book.