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Waffles and Pancakes; A Lesson in Bullying

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Waffles and Pancakes are two hamsters, from the same pet store, that went to their new homes on the same day. They also happen to be the best of friends. In their first adventure, their owners became best friends, too. Together the four learned the lesson of true friendship. Now Waffles and Pancakes, along with their owners, are about to learn another lesson, A Lesson in B ...more
Published September 2012 by Anchor Group Publishing (first published April 17th 2012)
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Kristi Bernard
Jul 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Waffles and Pancakes are two friendly hamsters who share a space at a local pet store. The two hamsters knew that someday they would find new homes and possibly never see each other again. Sure enough, one day two boys that attend the same school, Danny and Griffin, visited the pet store looking for a new pet. One boy was wealthy and one was not. Each hamster had a different life from the other. One enjoyed love and friendship, the other enjoyed material things but no love or friendship. Surpris ...more
Phaedra Seabolt
Oct 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very cute book about how you can be friends with people who are not the same as yourself. Yes it is about two boys and two hamsters, but one boy & hamsters is very well off and the other pair is not. Pancakes, the rich hamster, has everything you could possible want to give to your pet hamster. Waffles however, has the bare minimum. What Waffles has that Pancakes doesn't is a very attentive owner. As is common with people who have a lot of money, they also have a lot of things. Gri ...more
Eric Benoit
Apr 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have never reviewed a children's book book before but I have several friends who either have written or are in the process of writing them so I figured I would give it a go. I never really understood children, even when I was one but here goes.



Waffles and Pancakes by CindySpringsteen is a great read for any child of any age, many adults could learn something from it as well. Waffles and Pancakes are two hamsters living in a pet store together whose lives diverge one day. They find themselves b
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Stacie
May 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Waffles and Pancakes: A Lesson in Friendship by Cindy Springsteen teaches children that money and things do not bring you happiness, but love and friendship do.

Hamsters, Waffles and Pancakes, are adopted by two different boys. Griffin adopts Pancakes and Danny adopts Waffles. Griffin's family has a lot of money and is able to buy lots of accessories and a large home for Pancakes. Danny is only able to afford a small box for Waffles to live in.

Danny and Griffin become friends at school and decid
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Lisa Markson
Sep 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Waffles and Pancakes: A Lesson in Bullying
By Cindy Springsteen

I was given a copy of Waffles and Pancakes: A Lesson in Bullying by Cindy Springsteen in exchange for an honest review. Fist off I have to say that I have a son 6 years old that is autistic and adhd. He is in a special class at school with other kids with similar disabilities. They are currently have a problem with bullying in this class and this book couldn’t have come out at a better time. The feelings of two hamste
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Alicia Michaels
Sep 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Immediately after reading the first Waffles and Pancakes book, my daughter was ready for more. I wanted her to read this book because I feel that bullying has reached a terrible climax in our communities. Children should be taught young how damaging bullying can be. Poor Waffles and Pancakes were literally physically sick because of the shabby way they'd been treated by Oscar, the guinea pig.

What I liked most about this book, was that Waffles and Pancakes did not resort to rudeness when they met
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Apageaway
Apr 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book written by Cindy Springsteen. It was wonderfully written and had great illustrations. My son really enjoyed the book and I had to read it a few times and I’m sure I will have to read it to him again soon. He really loved the hamsters in the story. He also enjoyed the colorful pictures. I was worried that he wouldn’t follow the story (since he just turned three), but he surprised me. He took from it that “cause you [mommy], and Nana, and pop love me so much we are happy with ...more
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
This book appealed to me for the lesson it imparts to young readers. After having read the book aloud to my husband, I actually feel, adults need this lesson as well.

There are two Hamsters that are friends. Their names are Pancakes and Waffles. Each hamster is adopted by young boys.

One child has more advantages at home than the other. A chance meeting at school brings both boys and hamsters together and some very important life lessons are learned.

As stated above, sometimes us 'adults' forget ba
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Autumn
Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
The set of hamsters Waffles and Pancakes each bought the same day at a pet store from 2 different boys provided hours of entertainment for my children.. Since reading A lesson in bullying we have re-read it countless times. I greatly enjoys the illustrations..

While its a fun and easy read with wonderful illustrations I found my favorite part of Waffles and Pancakes is the message.. Kids seem to be unaware of the damage bullying causes and with this social story children should be able to take t
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Crystal Clifton
Apr 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Recommended to Crystal by: Cindy Springsteen at launch party
This is a so must read for your kids. My Grandson Brayden says he love Waffles and Pancakes it is the best story in learning that material things are not what brings happiness that its love and friendship. Thank You Cindy for writing such a great book I know for sure my other Grandbabies will love this book also. My grandson and grand daughter st and listened to every word.
S. Policar
May 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a Libboo Copy. I do not have an Amazon or B&N or even a print copy of this book. Recieved this copy through Libboo and thus any errors found are in reference to THIS edition only. 



As always, with children's books we start with Junior Reviewer Gallataea (Age 6)

"I liked this book. My mom says it's always better to get animals in pairs so they never have to be lonely when their humans are too busy to play with them. Oscar learned a real good lesson and I hope he remembers it the ne
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Anne (Angel Anne Reviews) Nelson
First of all I'd like to thank Cindy Springsteen for the opportunity to read this wonderful, delightful and very insightful childrens book.

Waffles and Pancakes are two hamsters who were bought from the pet store on the very same day. But their owners, Danny and Griffin, don't treat them the same way. Pancakes has a lovely new home to play around in with wheels and tunnels. Waffles only has a small box. But when Waffles and Pancakes meet up again, they realize that there are more important thing
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Andrea
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story is a lesson in friendship, featuring two hamsters named Waffles and Pancakes. The hamsters live together at a pet store. One day, two little boys come in to purchase them. Danny's family doesn't have a lot of money for his new pet Waffles. Griffin, on the other hand, comes from a family that could afford to buy Pancakes all kinds of toys and a fancy cage for a house.

The boys attend the same school and quickly become friends because of their mutual love for hamsters. Pancakes and Waffle
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Candice
Nov 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Fat and Ugly---two words I have heard enough in my life...but this books explores the pain, sorrow, and real hurt that being a bully causes-and the affect it brings on those who are bullied. You learn about Oscar-the big BULLY guinea pig! And how he said some VERY mean things to Waffles and Pancakes :-( The owners of the hamsters, Danny and Griffin (whom we met in an early book and learned they had become best friends), become very worried, and they take the hamster to the vet. The vet says-they ...more
Grace
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully written book that shows so much about friendship and bullying. I shows how children really can really get hurt by bullyies but there is always a reason why this person is a bully. This book is about two kids that each get a hamster and become best friends. These children know their hamsters so well that they notice that they have changed their behavior. The kids have to investigate what is going on with the hamsters. They decide to take the waffles and pancakes (hamsters) to the vet ...more
Heather Alexander
Oct 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book in return for an honest review. I read this with my 7 year old daughter who is bullied at school. What I loved is that it told the story through the bullying of Waffles and Pancakes (hamsters) and of their human owners. Telling a story of discovering why a bully feels the need or right to pick on someone else, and doing it in a way that children can relate to seems incredibly hard, but Cindy Springsteen manages it perfectly. My daughter loved that their were hamsters, that ...more
Jennifer  Davis
Sep 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I received an copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

This is Waffles and Pancakes second adventure in life lessons. The two hamsters and their owners come face to face with bullies. I got the copy last night after I found out that my son (5 years old) was getting bullied at school. This morning before school, I decided that it was a good time to read it to him. At his young age, he just knew that some kids were being mean, but really didn't understand. This read was a
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Jocelyn Sanchez
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I have to say that I’m really surprised about this book. It's rare to come across a book that touches your heart and leaves an impact. As a kid I was bullied a lot so reading this book both made me remember some of those memories, as well as it also helped me understand those bullies better too. I realized that sometimes people say mean things to cover up their problems and insecurities. I’m not saying that what those bullies said was excusable but I now have a better understanding of some of th ...more
Karen
Mar 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When Danny and Griffin’s hamsters Waffles and Pancakes starts acting strange and not eating well they search for an answer to help their little friends. At the vet there are informed that their hamster are healthy and that something else might be the cause. But how does two little hamster tell their human friends that they were bullied by a guinea pig? Soon Danny and Griffin connects the dots and find themselves with their little animal friends at the door of Tom and his guinea pig. But Tom and ...more
Lee
Oct 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What a great story, this should be required reading for elementary schools. In dealing with bullying at schools reading waffles and pancakes story about dealing with a very naughty guinea pig and his very naughty master was so enlightening on how children and pets react to bullying. The story is so wonderful and my 10 year old hamster loving daughter enjoyed it so much. I loved the pictures and the narration of the story. Waffles and pancakes are by far 2 of my favorite furry friends and favorit ...more
S. Policar
Jul 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a Libboo Copy. I do not have an Amazon or B&N or even a print copy of this book. Recieved this copy through Libboo and thus any errors found are in reference to THIS edition only.

As always, with children's books we start with Junior Reviewer Gallataea (Age 6)
"I liked this book. My mom says it's always better to get animals in pairs so they never have to be lonely when their humans are too busy to play with them. Oscar learned a real good lesson and I hope he remembers it the next ti
...more
Lee
Oct 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just read waffles and pancakes with my 10 year old daughter and she turned to me and said "that's what you tell me all the time I want to hug these guys!" It was so cute. Waffles and pancakes are two very special hamsters indeed because even though they come from different backgrounds they both are very loved. The story has such a wonderful moral and it is told so beautifully through Cindy's words. It's a great little story that should be shared over and over again with as many children as pos ...more
Kristin Scearce
Mar 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kristin by: AG Bookclub
Disclaimer: I received an e-copy in exchange for an honest review.

This is such a charming story about bullying and its effects, as told through the pictures and words of hamsters. Waffles and Pancakes haven't been acting themselves ever since a certain trip to the vet, where they met a guinea pig named Oscar. He bullies them and makes them feel bad and afraid. Once their owners figure out what's wrong, they talk to the boy who owns Oscar, and he's mean to them for coming to his house. The boys l
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Phaedra Seabolt
Oct 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another cute story by Cindy Springsteen. This book shows how bullying can affect little boys and their hamsters. Really it is meant to demonstrate what can happen when someone is bullied and how that person might react and/or fix the issue. Bullying stems from any number of things, but normally it is a person's way to try to make up for some emotion they don't know how to handle. I think most bullies are sad, lonely, and possibly being hurt at home some how. They take out their frustrations on t ...more
Joy Findlay
Aug 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Waffles and Pancakes are two hamsters who are purchased at the same pet store by two different boys on the same day. One boy, Griffin could afford to get a lot of things for his hamster, where-as Danny could only afford to get him a box. These boys discover that they go to the same school and decide to hang out with their hamsters. What happens when these two boys meet up again with their hamsters and compare belongings?
This is a brightly coloured children's book about the importance of materia
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Jennifer  Davis
Aug 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given a copy by the author in exchange for my honest review.

Waffles and Pancakes is a great children's book for all ages. Waffles and Pancakes are hamsters that were bought by 2 different boys, on the same day, at the same pet store. Pancakes owner bought him a huge house filled with wheels and tunnels. Waffles owner could only afford a small box. The owners go to school together and decide to have a play date for the hamsters. When Waffles and Pancakes meet again, they find out that not o
...more
Candice
Nov 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-reading-again
First-what an adorable tale! Two friendships formed in an unusual way! This is the story of two boys who meet when they adopted 2 hamsters, separately. One boy has lots, one boy has all he needs but not more. They learn through their friendship, and the hamsters incredible friendship, that sometimes money is not everything, and sometimes when you have everything you think you ever would want, you really don't have anything you need! The story offers an incredible kid-friendly way to show childre ...more
Belinda
Sep 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I read book one Waffles and Pancakes A Lesson in Friendship to my grandson and anxiously waiting for part two Waffles and Pancakes A Lesson in Bullying. In book one
Danny and Griffin are two boys who bought two hamsters at a pet store and learned how to become best friends. In book two a bully guinea pig named Oscar who is owned by Tom is picking on the hampsters finally learns not to bully. I enjoyed this book as did my grandson of three - not sure how much he understood but he loved the picture
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Crystal Clifton
Sep 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I read book one Waffles and Pancakes A Lesson in Friendship a few months ago to two of my grand children and was in total anticipation of part two Waffles and Pancakes A Lesson in Bullying. My anticipation and patience paid off book two is far beyond my expectations.
Danny and Griffin are two boys who bought two hamsters at a pet store in book one and learned how to become friends, where in book two Waffles and Pancakes are getting picked on by a bully guinea pig named Oscar who is owned by Tom.
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Heather Alexander
I was given this book in return for an honest review. This is a book about 2 little hamsters and the 2 boys that adopt them. The story is a lesson about how money doesn't mean everything and how love is much more important. It is told in such a way that kids will get the message. My daughter loved it, the fact that animals are the main characters really grabs kids attention. This quote from the book is one to live by "It doesn't matter how much money or how many things you have. As long as you h ...more
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Cindy Springsteen lives on Long Island with her husband and two kids. Since her teens she has been writing. She started writing poetry and has published, and won awards for her work. "Waffles and Pancakes" is her first published children's book.
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