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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: If You Give...
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; First Edition edition (September 6, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060283262
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060283261
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 8.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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PreS-Gr. 2. As it turns out, if you give a pig a pancake, she'll eventually want a party--with balloons, a party dress, and guests. In the latest of the best-selling demanding-animal-meets-long-suffering-human series, the small pig protagonist needs as much activity and as many supplies as ever. This time, there's a search for friends, which leads to a street fair, a game of hide-and-seek, a sleepover, and the necessity of linens for a pillow fight. A blanket fortress needs balloons decorations. Balloons! They scream out for a party. . . . In Bond's crisp, cheerful illustrations, the pig's joie de vivre is contagious, except, that is, to her expressionless, ultra-accommodating little girl caretaker. Even considering its deliberate "if-then" pattern, the story feels loosely hinged, but young fans of the series will squeal with delight to see their pancake-loving pig once again. Karin Snelson
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About the Author

Laura Numeroff is the author of many books for young readers in addition to the If You Give . . . series, including The Chicken Sisters and Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster. She loves to play tennis and travel and lives in Los Angeles, California. A portion of her royalties will be donated to First Book, a national nonprofit organization that promotes children's literacy.

Laura Numeroff, autora de numerosos libros para niños, entre los que se incluye la conocida serie Si le das . . . , The Chicken Sister y Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster. Vive en Los Angeles, California, donde le encanta montar a caballo, leer biografías y jugar con sus mascotas. Parte de las regalías obtenidas por este libro serán donadas a First Book, una organización nacional sin ánimo de lucro que promueve el amor por la lectura.



Felicia Bond is the illustrator of numerous books for children. In addition to the If You Give . . . series, she has also illustrated, among other titles, Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown and Little Porcupine's Christmas by Joseph Slate. She's the author and illustrator of the Poinsettia books, The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play, and Tumble Bumble. An avid animal lover, reader, and cook, she lived for many years in New York and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Felicia Bond ha ilustrado muchos libros para niños. Aparte de la conocida serie Si le das . . . , también ha ilustrado Big Red Barn por Margaret Wise Brown y Little Porcupine's Christmas por Joseph Slate. Es la autora e ilustradora de los libros Poinsettia: The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play y Tumble Bumble. Le encantan los animales, los libros al igual que cocinar. Vivió en Nueva York durante muchos años, y ahora vive en Austin, Texas, y Santa Fé, Nuevo México.


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Laura Numeroff grew up in Brooklyn, with her mother, father and two older sisters. Her house was filled with books, art, music and folk dancing.

She attended Pratt Institute and graduated with a degree in communications and a contract for her first children's book, AMY FOR SHORT, published in 1975 by Macmillan.

A New York Times best-selling children's book author, Laura is best known for the series based on her book IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE. First printed in 1985, "Mouse" is in its 40th printing. The fourth book in the series, IF YOU TAKE A MOUSE TO THE MOVIES was on the New York Times Children's Best Seller list for five months- nine weeks at number one.

Publisher's Weekly listed IF YOU TAKE A MOUSE TO THE MOVIES as the number two book for children in 2000 (Harry Potter was number one) and at one point, Laura had three books on the New York Times Bestseller List in the same week.

In 2000, IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE was featured on the Oprah show three times, and was recommended by Oprah's first kids' book club, as well as being noted as Oprah's favorite children's book of the year on her Christmas show. "PIG" was also on Publisher's Weekly Bestseller List for over a year. In addition, the series has sold over 4.5 million copies, been printed in fourteen languages, and won the prestigious Quill Award in the picture book category.

Some of Laura's other books currently in print are: WHAT MOMMIES DO BEST/WHAT DADDIES DO BEST, DOGS DON'T WEAR GLASSES, THE CHICKEN SISTERS, WHY A DISGUISE? The first two books in Laura's JELLYBEANS book series made the New York Times Best Seller List.

Hillary Clinton, President Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush have all read Laura's books to kids. First Lady Michelle Obama, her mother, her daughters, Malia and Sasha read Laura's book at the 2010 Easter Egg Roll on the White House Lawn. Laura was one of ten children's authors invited to a literacy day in Washington during the Bush administration in 2001. She has also visited over 100 elementary schools and has been a speaker at teacher conferences around the country.

Laura donates book sales to FIRST BOOK, a non-profit organization that provides brand new books to children who otherwise would not have access to them. She has also donated all royalties from THE HOPE TREE- KIDS TALK OUT ABOUT BREAST CANCER, to the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Laura has appeared on The Today show twice as well as Good Morning America. On her December 13th, 2000 appearance on The Today Show, Laura donated 500 Mouse mini-books with doll ornaments to the show's toy drive.

When not writing, Laura takes tennis lessons (she says she's not very good but loves it anyway), reads to children in hospitals and foster homes and calls herself a book and movie fanatic.





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A good addition to your book collection!
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I suspect little boys with older sisters will enjoy having this book read to them by their sisters just as much as little girls do.
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My 3 year old daughter enjoys this book.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By L. PIRRONE on September 26, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book lives up to the same standards as the other "If You Give . . ." books. If you love the moose and mouse characters from the other books, you'll be happy to know that they make appearances in this book as well. As always the illustrations in this book are adorable. My two year old and I love the page where all of the animals play hide and seek. She likes trying to find the animals over and over again in the backyard. Any one to six year old would love this book. A good addition to your book collection!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Karen Fisher on October 13, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book is right up there with Laura Numeroff's Original series of If you give...A Pig a Pancake; A Moose a Muffin; and A Mouse a Cookie which I have previously purchased for my older grandchildrem and they have now out-grown. "If you Give a Pig A Party" was purchased for my 2 1/2 year old grandson who loves it! I particularly, love the full circle of the events leading up to the party, finding the friends, then asking for balloons to decorate the blanket fort at the end...when the party finally can happen

Karen Fisher
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Robinson on October 9, 2005
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Darling book! My almost 3 year old loves it. It is creative and the illustrations are very cute. There is also a page where the animals hide and it is great to quiz your kids and have them try to find them. This book is probably my favorite from her series.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Soaring Heart on August 14, 2006
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Living high on the hog. This brings new meaning to those words and that's a good thing. It's not the "gimme gimme" attitude and materialistic lifestyle that makes this little piggy happy, oh no. It's just enjoying life by creating happiness in everything you do while remembering that sharing your heart with others doubles the fun!

If you loved If You Give a Pig a Pancake, you are sure to love this also. Thanks Numeroff and Bond for bringing regular giggle sessions to our happy home.

Soar!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cherry on December 14, 2006
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I loved this book, this was the first If You Give... book I bought for my son and he loves it too. Following this cute pig in story is tons of fun, you decorate the house, and you put on your party dress and call to invite your friends over. Not only is it a good story but there is wonderful illustration and you get to see all the other characters of the If You Give... books. This is a wonderful book, after reading this one to my son I went and bought other If You Give... books.
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Everyone knows that pigs can be a handful. Which is why it's probably never a good idea to throw a pig a party. For if you give a pig a party, she's bound to want balloons to accompany said party. And, once she's got balloons, she'll, of course, want to decorate the entire house. Then, once the decorating is done, she'll want to get all dolled up - in her favorite dress. And once she's done that, she's going to want to call all of her friends on the phone, and invite them over to celebrate. But if they're not home...well, she'll just have to go out and look for them. Which can only mean trouble.

There is one children's book series that is consistently enjoyable, and that would have to be Laura Numeroff's IF YOU...collection. Each book released from this series tells the tale of a somewhat spoiled animal, be it a moose, mouse, pig, etc. And each one describes the troublesome scenarios that said animal gets themselves into time and time again. The fact that Numeroff's delightful, yet easy-to-understand prose is accompanied by the utterly adorable illustrations of Felicia Bond makes this series even more enjoyable - for both children and their parents. IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PARTY is a delightful addition to the series that will put visions of celebration into each readers head, leaving everyone eager to have a party of their own!

Erika Sorocco

Book Review Columnist for The Community Bugle Newspaper
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Cruz on January 7, 2006
Format: Hardcover
We got "If You Give a Pig a Party" for Christmas and wow has it been a hit. My daughter is 4 years old and just fell in love with it. We have read it at nap time and bedtime everyday since Christmas.

I love the little subtleties in this book. For instance, when it mentions how the Pig will put on her favorite party dress, you see that the Pig had put on the little girls dolly's dress. It really captures the essence and imagination of a child in so many ways. My daughter loves to name all the characters she sees when they are on the bumper cars and loves finding them when they all play hide-n-seek.

It's just a very sweetly done book and one book that we will always remember being a part of my daughters young life!

Thank you to the author and illustrator!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Mcshinsky on December 26, 2006
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The pig in this book is just like most small children, moving from one whim to another in a the steam of consciousness way that children live their lives. My daughter loves this book. I think it would also be a good read for new parents as well since it shows the constantly changing attention span and imagination that makes childhood so fascinating.
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