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This is the first book starring Pig in the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling If You Give... series! This oversize (15- x 17-inch) big book edition is the perfect size for sharing in a classroom. 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, and she'll probably get all sticky, so she'll want to take a This is the first book starring Pig in the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling If You Give... series! This oversize (15- x 17-inch) big book edition is the perfect size for sharing in a classroom. 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, 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... Readers will delight in the story of an accomodating little girl who tries to keep up with the whims of a busy little pig. Fans of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie will love this perfect addition to the series. A great gift for young readers who like to giggle.

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This is the first book starring Pig in the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling If You Give... series! This oversize (15- x 17-inch) big book edition is the perfect size for sharing in a classroom. 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, and she'll probably get all sticky, so she'll want to take a This is the first book starring Pig in the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling If You Give... series! This oversize (15- x 17-inch) big book edition is the perfect size for sharing in a classroom. 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, 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... Readers will delight in the story of an accomodating little girl who tries to keep up with the whims of a busy little pig. Fans of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie will love this perfect addition to the series. A great gift for young readers who like to giggle.

30 review for If You Give a Pig a Pancake Big Book

  1. 5 out of 5

    Archit Ojha

    Kids are going to love this If You Give series by Laura Joffe. The fun is to the point. I can really imagine how happy children are going to be when they get to know what happens when they give a pancake to a pig!

  2. 4 out of 5

    One more, please!

    My kids absolutely love the If You Give a series by Laura Numeroff . In this installment we meet pig and learn about the chaos that will ensue if we were to give a pig a pancake. The story is fun and silly, the illustrations are cute and appropriate for youngsters.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    This book made me exhausted. This is one messy and chaotic pig. I do admire her love of maple syrup. Orianna, on the other hand, seemed a bit mystified by the antics and the girl characters willingness to follow the pig's whims. In the end, the important part is that she understands the relationship between syrup and pancakes. Job done.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Reham

    If you give a pig a pancake:6-8 I liked this story; it gives you so many ideas to work with, such as pancake lesson, Sequence, what comes after each steps. Teach the children very nice things like when you want to send a letter what should you do first, write the letter down, then put it in the envelop and put stamps and take it to the mailbox. Another thing is the tree house, what you need when you want to build one. Also the story shows how much the girl care about her pet. Learning experience: If you give a pig a pancake:6-8 I liked this story; it gives you so many ideas to work with, such as pancake lesson, Sequence, what comes after each steps. Teach the children very nice things like when you want to send a letter what should you do first, write the letter down, then put it in the envelop and put stamps and take it to the mailbox. Another thing is the tree house, what you need when you want to build one. Also the story shows how much the girl care about her pet. Learning experience: Teacher can make cards with pictures with each steps in the story such as pancake, syrup, bath, rubber duck, camera, envelope, tree house; and let the children put the story in order and ask them what happened in each step

  5. 4 out of 5

    Zequoia Hyche

    I think that this book is very expressive in the way that it was both written and illustrated. I like how the events that took place are displayed in sequential order. It helps readers to understand that once the pig has done something, this is what happens next all the way to the end of the book. But what is neat-is that once you reach the end of the book... it sets the story back up as if the sequence would start over again. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the children that I work with seem I think that this book is very expressive in the way that it was both written and illustrated. I like how the events that took place are displayed in sequential order. It helps readers to understand that once the pig has done something, this is what happens next all the way to the end of the book. But what is neat-is that once you reach the end of the book... it sets the story back up as if the sequence would start over again. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the children that I work with seem to love it too. They can almost quote what is going to happen next!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Josh Caporale

    THESE are the kinds of children's books I enjoy and feel that children should be reading or having read to them! This is a modern classic that is placed in the series of books that includes "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" and "If You Give a Moose a Muffin." One zany thing leads to another and it is just wacky and hilarious. At the same time, children will almost definitely understand everything that is going on in this "if and then" arrangement. The pig is quite adorable, while also being quite f THESE are the kinds of children's books I enjoy and feel that children should be reading or having read to them! This is a modern classic that is placed in the series of books that includes "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" and "If You Give a Moose a Muffin." One zany thing leads to another and it is just wacky and hilarious. At the same time, children will almost definitely understand everything that is going on in this "if and then" arrangement. The pig is quite adorable, while also being quite funny herself. This is definitely a children's book that should be in your child's book collection!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Zethu

    Good grief, after my nephew shoved this book in my face the fourth time I gave it a whirl. I'm glad I did. The combination of detail in the art and the sweat surrealism in the story made me turn the pages not to convince my nephew, but because I wanted to see where it was going(embarrassing considering it's a children's book!). My nephew enjoyed it and so did I and that's why I recommend you get a copy and find out just what happens If You Give a Pig a Pancake.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Katie Paciga

    This is a story about a little girl who tries to satisfy the desires of a pig. The story begins when the little girl gives the pig a pancake and snowballs from there. Next, the pig wants syrup and then she gets sticky so she'll need a bath. The story goes on and on and eventually ends up where she [the pig] wants more pancakes, which leaves the reader feeling like it's a never-ending story. The illustrations by Felicia Bond present the little pig's actions fairly well, but the layout can be conf This is a story about a little girl who tries to satisfy the desires of a pig. The story begins when the little girl gives the pig a pancake and snowballs from there. Next, the pig wants syrup and then she gets sticky so she'll need a bath. The story goes on and on and eventually ends up where she [the pig] wants more pancakes, which leaves the reader feeling like it's a never-ending story. The illustrations by Felicia Bond present the little pig's actions fairly well, but the layout can be confusing for children because multiple scenes are presented on each two-page spread (hence only 3 stars). I can't help but thing of "The Song that Never Ends" from Lamb Chop's Play Along (a television program for young children (here's a youtube video of the song from the program http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZNaec... - good luck getting that one out of your head!). All of Numeroff's If You Give...series have similiar circular plot structures. This one is my favorite of the series with If You Give a Moose a Muffin coming in a close second place. I found this lesson idea on TeachingBooks.net. It suggests using the book as a foundation for an economics lesson (http://www.kidseconposters.com/litera...). I'd expand on some of the conversation starters and actually have 2-3rd graders do a research project in which they determine how much money the girl would need to fulfill the wants of the pig. The published lexile for this title is 570 and the guided reading level is G, indicating that a child in grades 2-3 should be able to read it independently. "If You Give A Pig A Pancake" would be appropriate for a read aloud PreK-2.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Becca Wilson

    If You Give a Pig a Pancake is a thrilling story about what would happen if you were to give a pig a pancake, and although it seems harmless, this story proves that you would be in for quite the day. The pig would probably want syrup, then a bath, new clothes, to tap dance, wear a costume, send a letter, take a picture, and eventually want a pancake all over again! The main theme of this story is that sometimes when you have lots of demands for someone, it can get crazy and that person gets tire If You Give a Pig a Pancake is a thrilling story about what would happen if you were to give a pig a pancake, and although it seems harmless, this story proves that you would be in for quite the day. The pig would probably want syrup, then a bath, new clothes, to tap dance, wear a costume, send a letter, take a picture, and eventually want a pancake all over again! The main theme of this story is that sometimes when you have lots of demands for someone, it can get crazy and that person gets tired. I love this story because I personally love pigs, and I think the little illustrations are absolutely hilarious. The pig's facial expressions are so cute, and the illustrations make the story seem that much crazier. I love it when picture books have funny illustrations and I found myself laughing out loud several times while reading this because of the pig's crazy antics. I would recommend this book to young children, because the story will captivate them and keep them focused, since you are constantly anxious about what happens next. I think this story can also teach young children that their actions affect other people, and can lead to a discussion about using manners and asking for favors instead of demanding them.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Heather McMaster

    This is a story with a theme of consistency and caretaking. In this story the little pig receives a pancake from a young girl, but then the pig continues to ask for more and more. The little girl persists in his wants, and it is humorous to see the pig's destruction. This book is for beginning reading levels. The format is fun since it is a continuous flow from one need to another for the pig. This children's picture book is hilarious and joyful! As a teacher I would use this book to teach young This is a story with a theme of consistency and caretaking. In this story the little pig receives a pancake from a young girl, but then the pig continues to ask for more and more. The little girl persists in his wants, and it is humorous to see the pig's destruction. This book is for beginning reading levels. The format is fun since it is a continuous flow from one need to another for the pig. This children's picture book is hilarious and joyful! As a teacher I would use this book to teach young students about appreciation. I'd have them read this story with me, and then I'd have them think of someone that helps them a lot, such as a parent or sibling. Next, I'd have my students write thank you notes to the people that they think help them out the most. This would be a cute writing exercise for lower elementary students to do. Numeroff, L., & Bond, F. (1998). If you give a pig a pancake. New York: Laura Geringer Book.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Bookishrealm

    This was a cute picture book. I loved the fact that when the pig got one thing it led to a whole bunch of different things. I don't really have much to say about it except that the artwork was beautiful and now I'm interested in checking out her other stories.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    this book is just ok...its got nothing on "If you give a mouse a cookie"

  13. 5 out of 5

    Paige Graham

    It all started with, "If you give a mouse a cookie.." This series, I feel like, has been around for a very long time. I think I enjoy these the most because although the animal and object might change in the book, they all go together in different ways so in the end, they all lead back to..."If you do this....Then this"

  14. 4 out of 5

    Molly Jasper

    I love this book

  15. 5 out of 5

    Renia Mckenzie

    this is a cute little story.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Rachel Hatcher

    Summary: This book is about a young girl caring for her pig. The pig is demanding, with one thing leading to having to do another thing (for example giving the pig a pancake, the pig wanting syrup, but then the pig gets sticky and needs a bath). The pig has the girl do many things, but they eventually all lead back to wanting a pancake to go with her syrup. Evaluation: This was another one of my favorite books to read as a kid, and it has not changed as rereading it as an adult. This book has great Summary: This book is about a young girl caring for her pig. The pig is demanding, with one thing leading to having to do another thing (for example giving the pig a pancake, the pig wanting syrup, but then the pig gets sticky and needs a bath). The pig has the girl do many things, but they eventually all lead back to wanting a pancake to go with her syrup. Evaluation: This was another one of my favorite books to read as a kid, and it has not changed as rereading it as an adult. This book has great illustrations and keeps the interest of the reader by so many events happening at a quick pace. Teaching Point: I think this is a great book for lower grades. The students could learn about sequential order through this book.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Leila

    This book has colorful illustration. Children love silly and funny books. It teaches love of pets. It teaches young children what comes next, and allows to do activities such as cooking. Also allows asking children questions using the word "If" and "then."

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan Smith

    Great book for teaching young children sequence beginning middle end, first next then last, and an overall fun book to read to children and have fun while reading, also please dont read without having pancakes ready:)

  19. 5 out of 5

    Paige Scott

    1) This kid-friendly fiction book sends the child’s imagination soaring with the detailed pictures and creative storyline of the girl eating pancakes with a pig. This story goes from the girl and the pig eating pancakes to the pig wanting to take a bath and the series of events continues until in the end the pig wants some more pancakes and the girl is so tired because of the day that they have had. 2) Ages 0-5, Kindergarten 3) This book could be used as a first time reader for children with easy 1) This kid-friendly fiction book sends the child’s imagination soaring with the detailed pictures and creative storyline of the girl eating pancakes with a pig. This story goes from the girl and the pig eating pancakes to the pig wanting to take a bath and the series of events continues until in the end the pig wants some more pancakes and the girl is so tired because of the day that they have had. 2) Ages 0-5, Kindergarten 3) This book could be used as a first time reader for children with easy words to pronounce, and not many words on each page to intimidate them. 4) Students that are just learning to read might benefit from reading this book 5) This book could be used in small group as a use of learning how to read as previously stated, and children could help each other sound out the words, and work together to read the book. Then at the end of the small groups, everyone could share in front of the class how their literature circle learned to read it as a team. 6) This book could be used in whole class use and read aloud to the class to introduce cause and effect, with the pages always leaving you hanging on what the pig and the girl are about to do and you could have students guess before you turn the page. For example, the pig gets sticky and the girl says then she will want to take a bath, so letting your students guess before gets their minds thinking creatively about what could happen next to the pig. 7) Genre: Fiction, and related books are If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, If You Give A Moose A Muffin, etc. There is a whole series that could be used with literature circles, and each group read one of the books out of the series. 8) There is a audio CD on Amazon with the whole series of books on it which may be beneficial for a classroom.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Katherine Austin

    1) Book summary, in your own words (3 pts) -If You Give a Pig a Pancake is a story about what happens when, like like the title suggests, give a pig a pancake. This little pig gets a pancake, but that's not enough she wants some maple syrup to go with it. However, the syrup made the pig sticky so now he needs a bath.. with bubbles, but the bubbles make him want a toy, so the little girl has to go find a rubber toy for the pig, which happens to be a little duck. The toy duck makes the pig homesick 1) Book summary, in your own words (3 pts) -If You Give a Pig a Pancake is a story about what happens when, like like the title suggests, give a pig a pancake. This little pig gets a pancake, but that's not enough she wants some maple syrup to go with it. However, the syrup made the pig sticky so now he needs a bath.. with bubbles, but the bubbles make him want a toy, so the little girl has to go find a rubber toy for the pig, which happens to be a little duck. The toy duck makes the pig homesick and then she feels the need for even more things. Needless to say, if you give a pig a pancake, your house will be a mess and you will lose half of your stuff. 2) Grade level, interest level, lexile (1 pt) -Kindergarten-2nd grade. 3) Appropriate classroom use (subject area) (1 pt) -Fun entertainment. 4) Individual students who might benefit from reading (1 pt) -Students who love animals -Students who enjoy comedies 5) Small group use (literaturecircles) (1 pt) -Students can read through book together (or look through pictures depending on age and reading level) and talk about their favorite part, determine parts of the plot, etc. 6) Whole class use (read aloud) (1 pt) -Carpet read aloud. -Would be cool to read before a class field trip to a farm. 7) Related books in genre/subject or content area (1 pt) -If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff -If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff 8) Multimedia connections (audio book, movie) available (1 pt) -Youtube Video (audio book)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtKx7...

  21. 5 out of 5

    Lorelei Ponto

    I really enjoyed reading this book "If You Give a Pig a Pancake" to my cousin, who loves reading and listening to books. We owned this book. When I was a kid I enjoyed it very much. I still think it is a great book. All children would love to read. This story is about a pig who wants some pancakes, then some syrup, and the pig would keep asking for more things throughout the book. At the end of the book the pig ends up wanting more pancakes. This makes the reader wonder what the pig might want I really enjoyed reading this book "If You Give a Pig a Pancake" to my cousin, who loves reading and listening to books. We owned this book. When I was a kid I enjoyed it very much. I still think it is a great book. All children would love to read. This story is about a pig who wants some pancakes, then some syrup, and the pig would keep asking for more things throughout the book. At the end of the book the pig ends up wanting more pancakes. This makes the reader wonder what the pig might want next. This makes it feel like a never ending book. It shows a lot of excitement in the book. The main character of this book was the pig. The pig was used throughout the whole book. There was also the little girl that would try to keep up to the pig. This book took place during the summer or fall months. The book showed pictures inside of the book that are acquainted with summer and fall. And it took place at the little girl’s home. I believe this book would be good for younger children. I would read it when I was little. My younger cousins also loved the book. I think it would be a great book to read to any child. This book could be a good bonding time if you read it to your child.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Megan Mandl

    Personal Response: This book and others in the series were some of my favorite and most memorable childhood books. I love the chaos, the unpredictability, the spontaneity, and the funny storyline. I love how there is no way to know what happens next and I remember always finding these books exciting. I also like how the pictures are all set on a white background, because it adds focus to whatever crazy thing the pig is doing. Purposes: - ages 3-7 Read Aloud for Enrichment: - the pig is a round ch Personal Response: This book and others in the series were some of my favorite and most memorable childhood books. I love the chaos, the unpredictability, the spontaneity, and the funny storyline. I love how there is no way to know what happens next and I remember always finding these books exciting. I also like how the pictures are all set on a white background, because it adds focus to whatever crazy thing the pig is doing. Purposes: - ages 3-7 Read Aloud for Enrichment: - the pig is a round character because you find out a lot about his interests, where he is from, what he enjoys, and you know that he is very easily distracted - could ask children if they have ever had a friend stay over at their house and ask what they did. Then tell them that you're going to read a story about a guest who causes a lot of trouble Read Aloud for Curricular Purposes: - This book has great potential to be acted out. You could have all the students stand in a circle and listen to the story, and act out what the pig is doing when you tell them to

  23. 5 out of 5

    Danylle DuPris

    I thought this was an okay book. It pretty much talks about a pig that was eating a pancake with syrup. The pig gets all sticky and takes a bath with a rubber duck. Having that rubber duck made the pig homesick making her do all kinds of crazy things. At the end after the pig built a tree house, she wanted more syrup, and if she wanted more syrup, that means she wants another pancake. The book gives out a good story for little kids. If you miss someone try finding other things to do to keep your I thought this was an okay book. It pretty much talks about a pig that was eating a pancake with syrup. The pig gets all sticky and takes a bath with a rubber duck. Having that rubber duck made the pig homesick making her do all kinds of crazy things. At the end after the pig built a tree house, she wanted more syrup, and if she wanted more syrup, that means she wants another pancake. The book gives out a good story for little kids. If you miss someone try finding other things to do to keep your mind off that person so your not so sad. I mostly recommend this book to kids in elementary and middle school. It's a short, easy to read and also funny book.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Ina

    Laura Numeroff's books are such classics, and all the kids love them. The gently outrageous consequences that stem from a simple act: giving a mouse a cookie, a muffin to a moose or a pancake to a hungry pig - are sure to make any reader smile. The kids hung on every word and took in every colorful, detailed picture. They even giggled at most of them. They also knew what was coming so when we got to the last page, they all knew that the pig, in the end was going to ask for a pancake. After words Laura Numeroff's books are such classics, and all the kids love them. The gently outrageous consequences that stem from a simple act: giving a mouse a cookie, a muffin to a moose or a pancake to a hungry pig - are sure to make any reader smile. The kids hung on every word and took in every colorful, detailed picture. They even giggled at most of them. They also knew what was coming so when we got to the last page, they all knew that the pig, in the end was going to ask for a pancake. After words I got out a flannel of the story, and the children retold the story with the help of the flannel clues - and they did a very good job of it, too!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Sadie Kaminske

    I think that the book If You Give a Pig a Pancake, is a good book for young children. They would be interested in the pictures, and the message isn't hard to understand. I connected with the book, because the girl in the book connects well with pets. It shows you how you can become close with a pet. If You Give a Pig a Pancake is not just about connecting with a pet, it also shows that it is a lot of work to have a pet. The girl loves her pig, but by the pictures you can tell it is hard work to I think that the book If You Give a Pig a Pancake, is a good book for young children. They would be interested in the pictures, and the message isn't hard to understand. I connected with the book, because the girl in the book connects well with pets. It shows you how you can become close with a pet. If You Give a Pig a Pancake is not just about connecting with a pet, it also shows that it is a lot of work to have a pet. The girl loves her pig, but by the pictures you can tell it is hard work to have a pet pig.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Cole

    “If You Give A Pig A Pancake” really brought back memories for me, I read it quite often when I was little. It was a quick read, and only took me about seven minutes to read. Any little kid would love the little girl and pig who get into all kinds of trouble. The end of the book is the best part, i like how the pig asks for syrup and the book starts all over again. I recommend this book to any parents looking for a book for their kids who are just starting to read.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Zach Costello

    This book is about giving a pig a pancake and what will follow after. The pig will want many things that will eventually lead to others. Can the girl who gave the pig the pancake keep up with what the pig wants. I recommend this book to everyone from kids to parents. It is a good book about how to make a pig happy.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Alyssa Paulson

    This book was really cute and the illustrations supported the storyline throughout the book. It is a book that I would read to my class during a morning meeting or if there is a lull in the schedule for the day. It is a fun book where the storyline is funny, keeps you guessing what else the pig will want or need, and so forth. Overall, this picture book was a quick and fun read!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Mitchell

    Cute and clever. But not a lot of content here. No real story but definitely a chain of events. With not as repetitive text as I would have expected. And good enough art. So not a bad book at all, just not great. 3.5 of 5.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Nia King

    If you give a pig a pancake is a very humorous story. This story has a lot of sequencing and can help a child understand steps. Often times students can relate because they'll ask for one thing, then another, then another.

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