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Today the kids wanted pancakes for breakfast so I thought it would go great with the book Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie DePaola.
What I didn’t realize before we even opened the book was that there was no words to this book. This book is only pictures. I was stunned at first because I don’t think I have ever read a book with only pictures to my kids. It left a lot of room for discussion and imagination with the kids. We each took turns telling our version of the story by the pictures.
After we went through the book I asked them several questions:
What was the title of the book?
Did the title of the book fit what we have read/imagined the story to be?
Who were the characters in the story? Who was the main character?
How did they know the lady was thinking about having pancakes?
When the lady has no milk, what did she do?
When the lady had no eggs, what did she do?
What picture clue helped them understand that it takes a long time to churn butter?
What happened when the lady needed maple syrup? Where does maple syrup come from?
How do you think the lady felt when she returned to a mess in her kitchen?
Did the lady eat her own pancakes that she made?
How does the book tell a story without words?
You can purchase Pancakes for Breakfast on Amazon for Kindle for $4.99, hard cover for $12.04, and paper back for $6.29.
Then after we went through the book we decided we wanted to make chocolate chip pancakes.
Good Old Fashion Pancakes
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and our in the milk, vanilla, egg, and melted butter; mix until smooth.
2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.