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Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie dePaola
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Oct 17, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: lis-565, picture-books

Synopsis

This is a wordless picture book about a woman who attemps to make herself pancakes for breakfast.

Review

This is an incredibly charming book. Readers are walked through the process of making pancakes including collecting eggs, milking a cow and churning butter. The deceptively simple pictures reveals the thoughts and emotions of the woman beautifully. A second reading reveals the impending mischieviousness of the dog and cat are revealed. Unlike a book with words, this book allows both parent and child to be active in telling the tale. An older child could even tell the story herself even without a high reading level. The straighforward plot really gives a child a strong sense of the structure of a story. I can see this being a favorite for years.

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Published in 1978 by Harcourt Brace & Company
Pages: 28
Ages: 3-7
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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
October 17, 2008 – Shelved
October 17, 2008 – Shelved as: lis-565
October 17, 2008 – Shelved as: picture-books

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message 1: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Evans A nice review for an indeed charming book.


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