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Pancakes, Pancakes! (The World of Eric Carle) Paperback – October 1, 1998
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About the Author
Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of more than seventy books for very young children including his most well-known title The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Born in Syracuse, New York, Eric Carle moved to Germany with his parents when he was six years old. He studied at the prestigious art school, the Akademie der bildenden Künste, in Stuttgart before returning to the United States, where he worked as a graphic designer for The New York Times and later as art director for an international advertising agency. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, now considered a modern classic, has sold more than 41 million copies and has been translated into sixty-two languages. With his late wife, Barbara, Eric Carle cofounded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts in 2002. Eric Carle divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina.
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Pancakes, Pancakes! tells the story of a hungry little boy who wakes one morning with a craving for pancakes. He asks him mom for pancakes but she's too busy and tells him to collect the things needed to make them instead (they apparently don't sell the frozen ones in this story). He's a good little boy and does so without complaint. He has to make the flour (by hand!), wait for the hen to lay an egg, milk the spotted cow, churn the butter and so on until he has all of the ingredients assembled. Frankly, I was surprised this poor child didn't complain and then collapse from exhaustion! Finally, the sweet boy gets his pancakes and all ends well.
My kids were riveted to this tale and especially enjoyed the illustrations. They were particularly fascinated by the page containing a picture of the ingredients the boy collected. The story also invited a lot of questions (my kids are used to microwave pancakes and were quite bewildered by the lengths the boy had to go to for breakfast). They both seemed to enjoy it very much and, best of all, it held their attention and made them think and ask questions instead of zoning out while I read. All of this combined with the beautiful art work makes Pancakes, Pancakes! a keeper for us.
I really recommend the Swedish Pancake Mix by Lund's for this instead of Aunt Jemima since the Swedish mix you have to stir and stir to get all the lumps completely out. You can even pour it into a jar and shake it to get it smooth, which is a great task for a four year old. If you have several kids, they can take turns stirring, passing it back and forth forever and you don't have to worry that "overmixing will toughen pancakes" like with Aunt J. Even better, you take the Lund's mix and add milk (not water) and an egg which is just like the book... and they make tiny little pancakes which are just kid size. You only use a tablespoon of batter at a time. (And jam on pancakes, like in the book, is easier for kids to eat and less messy than syrup... perfect all around, since they'll want to do it like Jack does).
Pancakes Pancakes made a great Sunday morning at our house even better! And I really like how, if you read it every week, your children will take different things away from it each time, from a small child learning that milk comes from cows/eggs from chickens, to an older child discovering the entire process of threshing wheat. Eric Carle has written a classic which will grow with your family. I really recommend making this book a part of your own traditions.
On the other hand, none of these thoughts occurred to my three year old son. Fascinated by the book's colorful pictures, he enjoyed talking about what wheat is, where milk and eggs come from, that some cows have spots and wear bells, and how sometimes good things require patience and lots of hard work. And then we ate pancakes and jam.
Our hero, Jack, embarks upon a remarkable and entertaining adventure: gathering the ingredients to make his pancakes. The book teaches self-reliance, teaches the basics of where what we eat comes from and offers a progressive format that young children find entertaining.
This not one of the books by Eric Carle that has simple text and is suited for preschoolers. This is one of his longer, more detailed books for older children. Do not expect your baby to get much out of it. Your kindergartener, though, may be totally fascinated at the effort it takes to make a single breakfast!
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This item is a board book. I just saw that it said hardcover and didn't think to look at dimensions. If you are ok with a very small book this one will work. Over all amazing book!Published 9 hours ago by Kendall Van Ness
We got this from the library because I really liked it, but I didn't have high hopes for it keeping my not-yet two-year old's attention for the length of it (if you are used to... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Sagrawoo
Does have a recipe in it and it is a book that can be read to a toddler. Small book but just an okay storyline inside.Published 20 days ago by JTJC
Another wonderful Eric Carle book! The illustrations are beautiful and the story is very appealing. My young kids love listening to this story and gaze at the pictures as I read it... Read morePublished 22 days ago by B K
The hardcover books is tiny! It's the size of my hand. Very hard to read.Published 1 month ago by lpumpkin
Great read for little one and love that it is cardboard and pages can't be ripped by a toddlerPublished 1 month ago by Sherri L Moscato
Reminded me a lot of "How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World" by Marjorie Priceman but not quite as engaging or interesting. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rockin Mommy
This is a great story.
We all love it, but be warned that the actual size if the book that is being sent is tiny.
Pocket-sized. Read more