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Pancakes for Breakfast Paperback – April 3, 1978
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From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
This wordless picture book follows the trials of a little old lady who attempts to make pancakes for her breakfast. The optimistic determination of the woman and the gentle humor of the illustrations make this an appealing book for the very young. (School Library Journal ) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
What do you see?
The sun comes up over the hills on a still winter's morning. It seems we're in New England. The book's protagonist, something of a Yankee babushka, is nestling under her very warm covers. Her pets, a fat feline and a common looking brown hound, are just beginning to stir...
The morning ripens with potential as the thought of a tall stack of fluffy pancakes enters the mind of our lady of the house. So begins a quest, and several unexpected obstacles will have to be surmounted before desire ultimately is fulfilled.
My eldest daughter, now in college, remembers this book as one of her favorites. I asked her what stands out after all these years. It's the golden blob of butter, centered on the top of each tall stack.
For this, a recommendation of four stars certainly seems in order.
This is also a great story to give children/students who have speech problems or problems staying focused on a storyline. It gets them thinking and "Pancakes for Breakfast" is made into 'their own little story'.
Pancakes. Pancakes for breakfast. Mmm.
But... you know, to make pancakes you need eggs. Better leave your warm house to gather them from the chickens! And you get back - hey, you need milk too! Better leave your warm house to milk the cow! And you get back, and you know, butter is necessary. So what if it takes 20 minutes to churn? You already started on this path, can't go back now! You're all ready to make those... nah, better leave your warm house AGAIN and get the syrup.
Can't you just see those pancakes on the stove? And our intrepid heroine, the little old lady, tromps back home through the snow, only to find... the cat and dog ate all the batter. Wha...?
There is a ridiculously amusing twist ending that I promise you have not anticipated :)
This is a NEARLY wordless picture books. You might need a grown-up who can read to tell you the motto at the end, which is just the cherry on this zany stack of pancakes ;)
Some people object to wordless picture books on principle, because they are unfamiliar with them. This is what I have to say to that:
Wordless picture books are PERFECT for pre-readers. It gives them the ability to read a book - REALLY own the experience instead of just "playing" as they must do when they can't understand the words - on their own. It gives them practice in putting together stories and working out details from context. And it allows them to be the expert at some activity that is usually restricted to adults and older children in their life - reading a book.
By that same token, they are also ideal for early readers.Read more ›
This book is no different.
The end has a little twist of humor that most kids age two and up can get and many younger kids will see the humor in the situation as well. The pictures are adorable and simple and tell a story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Cute book that I intend to use with my speech and language students.Published 28 days ago by Lori B. K.
This wordless book is a charmer. It portrays ingenuity, hard work, and willingness to push through difficult days. Read morePublished 1 month ago by iruninaskirt
This is a fun little book for my preschool students. I am a speech pathologist and it has a lot of possibilities for teaching language skills.Published 2 months ago by Marilyn Owens
I am a speech pathologist who specializes in pediatric therapy. I love using wordless books to help children learn to express themselves. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ashley
Classic fun book. No words so just make up the story as you go.Published 4 months ago by Patrick North
Great illustration book! No words typed...great way to have children storytelling! I bought it for my son who needs help in speech and reading comprehension. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gabriela Castillo