The barnyard rooster crows and Jack wakes up — hungry, of course! What does he want for breakfast? A big pancake! But first, Jack's mother needs flour from the mill, an egg from the black hen, milk from the spotted cow, butter churned from fresh cream, and firewood for the stove. Will Jack ever get his pancake? With his trademark vibrant collage illustrations and a lively text, Eric Carle has created a mouthwatering tale for young readers.
I use Pancakes! Pancakes! during a unit on maple syrup production. It's a great way to end the unit, with my Aunt Nancy's Sourdough Pancakes. Yum! The recipe that appears below appears at http://whatscookingamerica.net/Bread/SourdoughPancakes.htm and is based on Alaska Sourdough by Ruth Allman. Students love to help cook, and then eat, the pancakes.