Marsupial Sue Presents "The Runaway Pancake" (Marsupial Sue)
The much-loved story of the Runaway Pancake who pops out of the oven and is sure he can escape all who want to eat him, is given a new spin when Marsupial Sue and her friends put on a play version for their neighborhood. This has all of the wit and whimsy of Marsupial Sue and again f...more
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Author: John Lithgow
Illustrator: Jack E. Davis
Date of Publication: 2005
Marsupial Sue and her friends put on a play retelling story of the Gingerbread Man. In their story, a pancake pops out of the oven and makes a run for it, sure he can escape everyone who comes in his way wanting to eat him. He is able to run away from six people before encountering the sly fox where he is finally outsmarted and meets his demise.
The only thing that bugs me is that it's about a group of animals putting on a play so they are all dressed up as other animals, which could be cute, but is more confusing than anything.
p.s. THANK YOU GMA ANDERSON!!
After looking at the book again I see that the illustrations are of a play that Marsupial Sue is doing. I wondered why the wolf had what looked like a quilted ears...n...more
Topping the list for me is The Remarkable Farkle McBride. The story centers around a young boy who is a musical prodigy. He is able to master instrument after instrument with ease, but throws each one away as he becomes bored with it. Through an unfortunate illness on the part of the orchestra conductor...more
4.5 - John Lithgow is a genius! I think the first book we read by him was Micawber and we both loved, loved, loved it. Soon after that we read I Got Two Dogs which neither of us especially cared for and then we got around to Mahalia Mouse Goes to College: Book and CD which was somewhere in the middle. (We're in complete agreement on his books which doesn't always happen.) I can't remember if we've read I'm a Manatee:. If we did we must not have loved it or hated it...more
What would you do if you saw a pancake run away from you? Where do you think it goes? Well this pancake's adventure is wild. He takes off and helps all of his friends put on a play. The play is one crazy time for the pancake. With Jack E. Davis's illustrations the reader gets into the story. This story is also accompanied with a Cd for struggling readers to listen while reading.
Students while reading can be asked to predict what would happen next by using the in text clues. This is a...more
If you read this book, be sure to get the CD that comes with it because John Lithgow does an amazing job narrat...more
The CD that comes along with this book is very good. This book would work well if you are teaching naritive skills to young children! That being said, I really do not like the text that they used in the book.
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A fun take on the Gingerbread man. This book could be used along with a study of prepositions, measurements, or a "how to" unit. Discussions on the book could include: animal traits, greed, and pride. The story the also has a lot of repetation, so the studnets could read (or sing) along with the story.