W.M.F.L. 2nd Virtual Kids Book Club! Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle!

by Kathy Sykes on November 17, 2011 · 0 comments

Pancakes, Pancakes! (World of Eric Carle)\

First let’s talk a little bit about the author Eric Carle. 

If you have a child, then you should be familiar with Eric Carle’s work by now. Do you know the books “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” Well, these are from the genius Eric Carle. Eric Carle is known for his vivid pictures and bold colors. For a list of all of his books, go to this link.

This month’s book Pancakes, Pancakes is no exception. This book illustrates some of the most compelling and bold colors common in all of his books.

The story is about a boy named Jack who wants to have a big Pancake for breakfast. But he soon realizes (from his mother) that there is a process that needs to be followed before he can eat his pancake. So the main characters in this book are Jack and his mother.

Jack’s mother tells him what steps need to be followed before he can eat his pancake. The concept of following steps is great for a toddler to learn in order for the to understand that they cannot have things “automatically” happen or appear. Thomas and I read and learned the order of things that Jack needed to do before he could get his pancake.

First, Jack’s mother told him that they needed flour. Jack had to gather the wheat, haul it on a donkey to the mill, flail it, then have it grinded down before taking it back to his mother in a bag……but that was not all…..

Next, Jack’s mother needed an egg. Jack had to go to the hen house and get an egg…..BUT that was not all!

Next, Jack’s mother needed some milk. Jack had to go to the cow and milk the cow…BUT that was not all!

Next, Jack’s mother needed some butter. Jack had to go and churn the butter from cream..BUT that was not all!

Next, Jack’s mother needed to make a fire. Jack had to go get firewood for the fire….BUT that was not all!

Then, Jack’s mother thought that Jack would like some jam on his pancake. So, Jack went to the cold cellar to get the jam.

They also needed a mixing bowl,ladle, cup, wooden spoon, frying pan, plate, knife, fork and spoon.

FINALLY.….Jack’s mother:

  • Put a cupful of flour in bow
  • Broke the egg into flour and stirred
  • Poured a cupful of milk over flour and eggs…stirred until smooth
  • Heated the frying pan over the fire and added butter
  • Jack poured a ladleful of batter into hot pan
  • Jack’s  mother turned the pancake over on each crispy side
  • And spreaded on the jam

THEN….. Jack ate it!



This is my Jack (plus bacon…LOL!).

If you and your child read the book, name some of the color animals that were illustrated in the book.

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