Pancakes for Breakfast

pancakes for breakfast
If you know anything about my family, you probably know we take our pancakes very seriously. On Saturdays we make ‘skinny pancakes’ (aka crepes) and on Sundays we make ‘fat pancakes’ (the fluffy American kind). Sometimes we mix it up and make oatmeal pancakes or aebleskivers, but it’s always some form of pancake for breakfast on the weekends. So obviously my friend Sally knew we would love this book when she sent it to us. : )

pancakes for breakfast book

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Pancakes for Breakfast is a sweet little book which tells the story through pictures, no words. It’s become one of Marlow’s favourite books recently, and I think it’s because we really read it together, looking at all the images and pointing out all the funny details (and of course making all the animal sounds). It’s interesting how a book without words forces you to really tell the story in an active and engaging way that appeals to children.  It’s also fun because Ivy can read the story too, without struggling over words.

ivy reading pancakes for breakfast
The story is about a little old lady who wakes up one wintery morning and craves a stack of pancakes for breakfast. She sets out to make them, and along the way realises she doesn’t have all the ingredients so she has to go out to the hen house to collect eggs and then back out to the barn to milk the cow and then over to her neighbour to buy some maple syrup, etc. The illustrations are really endearing —  we love the cheeky cat who eyes the milk and the clumsy dog who always gets in the way.  A sweet book for babies and children up to reading age. Available from Amazon (UK and US ).

x Courtney

5 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Barbie // Fringe & Feathers | May 29, 2014 | Reply

What a sweet book. Especially for a pancake fanatic 😉 Going to pick up for my little guy.

2. Mel | May 29, 2014 | Reply

This recommendation is perfect for us. We too have a tradition of making pancakes (not just on weekends :) passed down from my dad. Thanks!

3. Maria | May 29, 2014 | Reply

We often have pancakes for breakfast, lunch AND dinner. We’re big on fluffy American pancakes. Thanks for letting us know about the book. It looks great!

Maria xx

4. Brimful | May 30, 2014 | Reply

Totally the perfect book for the Adamo family :). I remember reading that book at the libary…wordless books are the best! xoxo, Annie

5. Karolina | June 6, 2014 | Reply

Hehe, tailor made for your family! And so international, no matter where you’re from and what language you speak. Have to buy it!