About the author
Laura J. Numeroff was born in 1953, in Brooklyn, New York. Her
father was an artist for a major New York newspaper and her mother was
a junior high home economics teacher. Laura was the youngest of three
girls and her favorite possessions were a microscope, a box of 64 crayons
and a library card. Laura loved to draw and write stories as a child.
She also loved to read and visited the library near her house once
a week. She took a class in writing and illustrating children's
books while she was in college. One of the assignments for the class
was to write and illustrate a book for children. Laura wrote a story
about the tallest girl in third grade. After four rejections, a publisher
bought her book. The rest, as they say, is history!
Give a Pig a Pancake
If You Give a Pig a Pancake is a sequel to If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
This is a story about a pig who needs some syrup for her pancakes.
The syrup makes her sticky, so she wants to take a bath. The
pig ends up dancing, sending pictures to friends, building a tree house,
and having lots more fun. After you listen to or read the book, you
can enjoy the activities listed for more "piggy" fun!
* Pancake Recipe-Write your own recipe for pancakes.
Don't forget to include the ingredients and the directions. For
an example of a recipe, click here.
* Favorite Part- Draw a picture and write about
your favorite part of the story.
* Circle Story- Get a paper plate and use only the outer
edge to illustrate the sequence of the circle story If You Give a Pig
a Pancake. Begin by drawing a
pancake, then think what that made the pig want
next. Continue illustrating the items from the story. Make
sure you end up where you began (the pancake).
* Friendly Letter- Write a friendly letter to the pig
and suggest some other things she should ask for next time.
* Favorite Pancakes- Draw and color a picture of
your favorite kind of pancake ( blueberry, strawberry, banana, chocolate
chip or plain). Cut out your pancake
and tape it under the correct column on the class graph.
* Your Opinion Please- Did you like the story?
Open the Excel file Yes/No. Type in your name and place a 1
in the appropriate column. Click Save to save the
changes you made to the file. Then, write a story
explaining your answer: Why did you like the story? Why didn't
you like the story?
* What a Pig Wants- Go to http://www.first-school.ws/t/cppig.htm
and print the picture of the pig. Draw or list on the pig as many
items as you can remember
that the pig asked for in the story.