Si le das un panqueque a una cerdita (If You Give a Pig a Pancake)

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The popular picture book about an energetic and demanding little pig and an accommodating little girl is now available in a miniature hardcover edition accompanied by an adorable plush velour pig doll. Standing seven inches tall, this irresistible doll features shiny black tap shoes and a bright multicolored scarf, just like in the book. She even comes complete with her own detachable pancake, but watch out'if you give a pig a pancake . . .

If you give a pig a pancake, she'll want maple syrup to go with it. ...
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Overview

The popular picture book about an energetic and demanding little pig and an accommodating little girl is now available in a miniature hardcover edition accompanied by an adorable plush velour pig doll. Standing seven inches tall, this irresistible doll features shiny black tap shoes and a bright multicolored scarf, just like in the book. She even comes complete with her own detachable pancake, but watch out'if you give a pig a pancake . . .

If you give a pig a pancake, she'll want maple syrup to go with it. You'll give her some of your favorite maple syrup. She'll probably get all sticky, so she'll want to take a bath. She'll ask you for some bubbles. When you give her the bubbles. . . .

Now all the laughter and fun of If You Give a Pig a Pancake is available in Spanish.

One thing leads to another when you give a pig a pancake.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Those familiar with If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (1985) and If You Give a Moose a Muffin (1991, both HarperCollins) will have no trouble guessing what happens in this charming "what if" scenario. The humor and pacing are maintained in this fine Spanish translation. Readers follow as a playful pig is enticed by the aroma of pancakes being made by a patient little girl who starts the chain reaction by sharing her breakfast. The rollicking pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations are sure to please youngsters. Of course everyone knows what happens when you give a pig a pancake followed by maple syrup-and the sweet and irresistible results will be requested again and again.-Marisa Parish, New York Public Library Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060283162
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: If You Give... Series
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 401,602
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura Numeroff

Laura Numeroff is the author of many books for young readers in addition to the If You Give... series, including The Chicken Sisters and Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster. She lives in Los Angeles, CA where she loves to ride horses, read biographies, and play with her pets. A portion of her royalties will be donated to First Book, a national nonprofit organization that promotes children’s literacy.

Felicia Bond is the illustrator of numerous books for children. In addition to the If You Give . . . series, she has also illustrated, among other titles, Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown and Little Porcupine's Christmas by Joseph Slate. She's the author and illustrator of the Poinsettia books, The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play, and Tumble Bumble. An avid animal lover, reader, and cook, she lived for many years in New York and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Felicia Bond ha ilustrado muchos libros para niños. Aparte de la conocida serie Si le das . . . , también ha ilustrado Big Red Barn por Margaret Wise Brown y Little Porcupine's Christmas por Joseph Slate. Es la autora e ilustradora de los libros Poinsettia: The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play y Tumble Bumble. Le encantan los animales, los libros al igual que cocinar. Vivió en Nueva York durante muchos años, y ahora vive en Austin, Texas, y Santa Fé, Nuevo México.

Biography

If you give a series-prone author an inch, she'll take a mile -- and fortunately for fans of Laura Numeroff's books, she took her concept and is still running with it. Her aphoristic animal stories show what happens when you give a little something ... and get a big list of follow-up requests.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and its companion titles have become favorites not only of parents, but of teachers who like the books' visual elements and domino-effect storylines. Numeroff's other popular titles, What Mommies Do Best/What Daddies Do Best and What Grandpas Do Best/What Grandmas Do Best, are loving paeans to activities shared with adults.

A would-be fashion designer who grew up in Brooklyn and now lives in California with a mini-menagerie of pets, Numeroff's stock in trade is her "silly imagination" and her love of animals. Her versatility as a storyteller has been enhanced by the fact that she works with different illustrators, though it also means that all Numeroff titles may not suit the same reader. Her anthropomorphic stories often capitalize on fantasy, but she also has a knack for rhyme, evident in particular in her books Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers and Chimps Don't Wear Glasses.

Numeroff doesn't seem to run out of ideas for ridiculous situations to put people and animals in, nor does she stop celebrating what's special about family relationships. This is what will keep readers coming back to her titles, series-oriented or not.

Good To Know

Numeroff says her parents instilled a love of science and stamp collecting in her as a child, and she has grown into a collector as an adult. Among her collections: stuffed animals, old photographs, autographed children's books, and Halloween masks.

As a teenager, Numeroff was inspired by her sister to become a fashion designer, leading to her attendance at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn for college. "Unfortunately," she says, "I hated everything about the fashion department and I couldn't sew to save my life!" Instead, she took a class on writing and illustrating books for children. Her first effort, about the tallest girl in the third grade, was sold before Numeroff graduated. (Amy for Short is now out of print.)

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    1. Also Known As:
      Laura Joffe Numeroff
    2. Hometown:
      Brentwood, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 14, 1953
    2. Place of Birth:
      Brooklyn, New York
    1. Education:
      B.F.A. with honors, Pratt Institute, 1975; attended Parsons College, 1975
    2. Website:

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