Wednesday, October 8, 2014

If You Give a Pig a Pancake

If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Joffe Numeroff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars




Category: Hardcover

Author's Name in Hebrew: לאורה ג`ופה נומרוף

Age: 1-6+ years

Synopsis: This book is by the author of “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” and “If You Give a Moose a Muffin.” In this particular book, our non-kosher heroine’s craving for pancakes leads to silliness and industriousness, including tap-dancing, picture-taking (with a Polaroid camera!), and the building of a tree house.

Bilingual benefit: For an American child living abroad, this book serves up Americana with its heaping plate of pancakes. The book also echoes values prized by Americans and Israelis alike: curiosity, industriousness, and being שובב. The language flows well and the pictures are adorable. Like the Moose book, this one works well as a book for reading out loud to a younger child, as well as a book for a new reader.

Availability in Israel: While this book is not available in Israel, it can be ordered online via Amazon.

Previewing the book: This book is available for preview on Amazon USA. In addition, I found someone reading it out loud on YouTube. (last checked 8/10/2014).

Lil guy: A regular read, especially when we make pancakes at home.

Mama: Highly recommended. I would buy this again and for a friend.

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