If You Give a Pig a Pancake

by Laura Numeroff illustrated by Felicia Bond


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A playful piggy's seemingly simple request for maple syrup leads to bubble baths and tree houses in this cause-and-effect classic that launched the whole series.

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Of course, little pigs get hungry. And who wouldn’t want a tasty pancake to start the day? But no pancake is complete without some maple syrup␎and that’s just where the surprises begin!

Because once this young girl offers pancakes and syrup, she’s scrambling to keep up with her tiny piglet’s energetic requests. From bubble baths to tree houses, there’s no end in sight! Until the little creature gets hungry again. Hmmm…what could the little one be craving?

Adorable and fun, this picture book adventure is perfect for anyone who appreciates how spontaneous life can be.

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About this Series

What happens when a kid meets a friendly animal who's also a bit demanding? Kid and critter travel far and wide as each idea prompts a bigger and bolder request.

A pig asking a girl for a pancake is reasonable enough, but then off they go from the kitchen to the bathtub to the backyard! A cupcake for a cat seems like no big deal, until it leads to a beachside jaunt. But no matter how big of an adventure each duo has, they always manage to end up exactly where they started!

With delightfully detailed illustrations that bring joy to the simply worded text, this series of circular tales are excellent choices for read-alouds, and also for discussing cause and effect. And as each animal's demands become sillier and more exhausting, children will enjoy each increasingly hilarious situation while adults will delight in watching the kids in the stories end up in the role of "grown-up."

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Product Details

    • Grades: PreK - K
    • Ages: 3 - 6
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 8" x 9"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-439-04621-3