This timeless story by the author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Give a Moose a Muffin, is all about chain reactions. Readers follow pig and the little girl narrating the story from a breakfast of pancakes and syrup to tap dancing and tree house building. The narrator grants the pig’s every request until they end up with the pig enjoying more pancakes and syrup and the little girl asleep at the table. Elementary-aged children will enjoy the circular story, and Felicia Bond’s illustrations are bright and playful.
Children will like inferring the ending. Laura Numeroff writes, “Feeling sticky will remind her of your favorite maple syrup. She’ll probably ask you for some. And chances are, if she asks you for some syrup, she’ll want a pancake to go with it.” If you like If You Give a Pig a Pancake, check out If You Give a Pig a Party for more of pig’s shenanigans.
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