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Marsupial Sue Presents "The Runaway Pancake"

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  • Posted June 13, 2014

    So Much Fun

    When I asked my 6 year old granddaughter what book her soon to be 5 year old cousin would like for her birthday. She replied, "Marsupial Sue" of course. It is a super fun book especially when you play the Jon Lithgow CD. The grand kids listen to it again and again until they can repeat it verbatim with all the inflections! The 8 and 2 year old enjoy it as much as the 5 Andy 6 year old. It is basically the same story as the "Gingerbread Man."

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  • Posted November 8, 2013

    Pop in that CD a let John Lithgow do the reading and singing for

    Pop in that CD a let John Lithgow do the reading and singing for you. My boys are 2 and 4 and the 4 year-old in particular loooooves this book. He wants to read over and over again.

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  • Posted April 25, 2010

    Great story for children! Love the CD

    I gave this book to a kindergarten classroom studying Australia and they loved it! The pictures are colorful, the CD and song and animated and catchy. It is a fun story whether you listen to the CD or not. John Lithgow makes it great with his reading the story and singing the song!

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  • Posted November 15, 2009

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    Let your kids sing "No, no, no....."

    We love this book, and our kids love singing along with the Pancake. It's just a lot of fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    This book is stimulating for family and as a teacher, it has been very endearing for the children I have used it with.

    I have Thoroughly enjoyed using this book with my 4 and 5 yrs old class. I put it in the CD when I got it home and played it for my husband. We have always loved John Lithgow and his voice makes it come alive. I have played the CD 2times for the kids and taken it home. Once I didn't have a CD and read it myself but I didn't have the same edge as the CD. All the children were singing along. Splendid for memory. I actually know a child who seriously stutters and he can sing the song perfectly. Mel Tillis anyone? So this book is good for all ages and very good for spontaneous reaction from children. The only drawback was that one little girl was upset over the ending, and sensitive to the fact the pancakes was eaten whole. This took some explaining about the fantasy of the book, teaching them that all the characters in the book were fictional.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2009

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    Kids love to hear John Lithgow sing about Marsupial Sue!

    I teach kindergarten and I had to purchase a copy so we can have our own in the classroom. I use it when we read variations of the gingerbread man.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2006

    A Runaway Hit

    This book and cd are amazing...my son absolutely loves it. He shared it with his Pre K class and they keep asking him to bring it back. The story is fun and the music is contagious...sure to be a children's classic!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2005

    awesome

    My son is 5 years old and loves animals , loves story's and this book... i got him for his birthday ,it comes with a cd that also has john lithgow telling the story and singing the song its deightful ,my son reads along with it sings the song ....just truly laughs and sings and reads it over and over filled with lots of animals and of course my sons favitote food ..panckaes so its a winner can't wait for the next one!

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