Featured Activity Kit – If You Give a Pig a Pancake: Storytelling Set

Similar to its well-known predecessor, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (1985), If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff, is an equally fun and playful children’s story with incredible illustrations by Felicia Bond. The storytelling set allows teachers and teacher candidates of SK – Grade 2 to create a fun and engaging story time experience.

If You Give a Pig a Pancake: Storytelling Set includes an adorable hand puppet piglet, a felt board, and 14 cloth props that represent the pig’s myriad of elaborate requests. The book can be read aloud to kindergarten and elementary school students as they will enjoy following along and spotting the objects mentioned in the humorous quick pace storyline Numeroff has written.

If You Give a Pig a Pancake: Storytelling Set can be used to teach kindergarten and elementary students an introductory cause and effect lesson. Teachers and teacher candidates can use this storytelling kit to help students understand the effects of various events and actions so they can have better understanding of the consequences of actions. The story uses a circular story format, presenting to the reader a chain of events which the reader discovers that the characters end up in the same scenario that they began with.

Numeroff’s If You Give… series has won her many children book awards. The OISE Library’s Children’s Literature collection also features If You Give a Moose a Muffin in ‘Big Book’ format. If You Give a Pig a Pancake: Storytelling Set is currently on display on the ground floor of the OISE Library. Be sure to stop by and enjoy this fun and silly storybook.

About Emily Kim

Graduate Student Library Assistant at OISE Library | Master of Information (2018), Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
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