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Five Flippin’ Great Books about Pancakes!

Mix a pancake, stir a pancake, pop it in the pan; fry the pancake, toss the pancake, catch it if you can! With Pancake Day just around the corner, BooksForTopics founder Alison has picked out five great children’s books all about pancakes!

Picturebook

On market day, Mama Panya’s son Adika invites everyone he sees to a pancake dinner. How will Mama Panya ever feed them all? This clever and heartwarming story about Kenyan village life teaches the importance of sharing, even when you have little to give.

Picturebook

The barnyard rooster crows and Jack wakes up–hungry, of course! What does he want for breakfast? A big pancake! But first, Jack’s mother needs flour from the mill, an egg from the black hen, milk from the spotted cow, butter churned from fresh cream, and firewood for the stove. Will Jack ever get his pancake?
With his trademark vibrant collage illustrations and a lively text, Eric Carle has created a mouthwatering tale for young readers.

Picturebook

Join Mr Wolf in the kitchen as he gets into lots of trouble making pancakes in this funny, illustrated picture book from Jan Fearnley, perfect for pancake day or as a bedtime story all year round.

Mr Wolf fancies some tasty pancakes but he doesn’t know how to make them! Asking his neighbours is of no use – they’re a mean and horrible lot who refuse to help. Poor Mr Wolf! He has to work it out all by himself. But what happens when those nasty neighbours want to help Mr Wolf eat his delicious pancakes?

A brilliantly funny twist on well-loved fairytale classics such as The Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood, this children’s picture book is packed full of fun and humour and will have young readers howling with laughter. Perfect for cosying up to read at bedtime and great fun to read aloud, this is the perfect pancake day picture book for children aged 3 years and up.

Chapter book

The classic story of The Runaway Pancake retold with simple text for children just beginning to read. Accompanied by clear and delightful illustrations. Attractive hardback book with ribbon marker. Developed in conjunction with reading experts from Roehampton University. Available as ebook with narration in British English (only on tablets that support audio).

Non-fiction

Cook pancakes from scratch inside this interactive recipe book – readers whisk the eggs, flip the pancakes, and more! Step one: mix together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Step two: whisk the eggs, milk, and butter. Step three: stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients to make the batter. Simple, straightforward recipe text brings readers through each step of cooking pancakes, while the interactive novelty features, such as pull-tabs, wheels, and a punch-out piece, invite them to participate in the process. Cooking pancakes has never been so satisfying nor so clean! Perfect for young chefs-to-be, or any kid who prefers to `do it myself’. This is the first title in a series of interactive recipe books.

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