Pancakes, Pancakes! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Pancakes, Pancakes! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Eric Carle

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Join Jack as he starts from scratch to help make his very own breakfast pancake!


Join Jack as he starts from scratch to help make his very own breakfast pancake!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
As portrayed in Carle's familiar, colorful collages, cornflakes just won't do for a determined lad who goes to great lengths to procure his favorite breakfast. Ages 3-7. (Nov.)
Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Sturdy board book editions introduce concepts and favorite characters to youngest booklovers. The board book edition of Pancakes, Pancakes! by Eric Carle tells youngsters how Jack goes about getting the ingredients for the titular meal, and all the steps along the way. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
The smiling pancake in the frying pan on the cover of this picture book is the end, not the beginning, of this wonderful story. With bright collage illustrations, Carle tells the story of young Jack who woke up and asked his mother for pancakes. She was certainly willing, but told Jack that she needed his help. From this point, kids learn what it takes to get the ingredients to make something as simple as a pancake. First the wheat is harvested, threshed, and taken to the miller to produce flour. Then Jack must collect eggs from the henhouse and milk from the cow. Next, his mother tells Jack that they need some butter so he is set to work at the churn turning the cream into butter. Finally, a fire is built, jam is procured from the storage shelves and then the ingredients as well as all the implements are ready to make a pancake. Jack's mother is a pro, she even flips the pancake high in the air to get it brown on both sides. Finally, Jack gets his delicious golden-brown pancake with strawberry jam on top. This is part of the "Stories to Go!" series. 2005 (orig. 1990), Aladdin/Simon & Schuster, Ages 4 to 8.
—Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

San Val, Incorporated
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Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Eric Carle well-known creator of many beloved picture books for small readers and listeners, including such classics as Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me, The Tiny Seed, Rooster's Off to See the World, A House for Hermit Crab, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. He is especially celebrated for his unique ability to combine learning with pleasure. Children delight in the distinctive beauty of his illustrations — richly layered collages in glowing colors — and they love his entertaining stories, which invite them to make their own discoveries in a natural, joyful way.

Born in Syracuse, New York, Eric Carle received much of his education in Germany. He is a graduate of the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, where he learned about Goethe's color theory and complementary colors. But the chief inspiration for Hello, Red Fox came from his talks with young readers themselves, who were surprised and fascinated when he demonstrated for them — just like in this book — that all colors have opposites.

Eric Carle has two grown children. He and his wife live in western Massachusetts.

Brief Biography

Northampton, Massachusetts and the Berkshires
Date of Birth:
June 25, 1929
Place of Birth:
Syracuse, New York
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 1946-50

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