John Lithgow: Marsupial Sue Presents The Runaway Pancake Book and CD

On the final week of every school year I treat my class to a pancake breakfast where I create a cooking station and o to town right in the room It s a favorite day of mine as it s so much fun to do something so different and enjoy their reaction After everyone has been served and they finish up their food milk and clean up we enjoy this book It s the best pancake themed book around How about that distinction What really makes this such a treat is the accompanying narration by John Lithgow He does a fantastic job seriously if sharing this book put him on cd or play it on Youtube I love reading books aloud and fancy myself fairly entertaining and talented at it but Lithgow s voice and narration is perfect for this tale Until the end of next school year The accompanying audio CD as read by John Lithgow is fantastic I love this dude Once you read this towith kids you will be humming the pan pan panny cake pan song all the time I use this book all the time with my students at my pre school and they love it John Lithgow s voice and presentation of this story is extremely well done and one that always resonates not only with the kids but with the teachers and adults in the room too The song is catchy too Highly recommend this book for any young classroom setting Mommy s review from 11211 45 John Lithgow is a Finding Reason genius I think the first book we read by him was Micawber and we both loved loved loved it Soon after that we read I Got Two Dogs which neither of us especially cared for and then weot around to Mahalia Mouse Goes to College Book and CD which was somewhere in the middle We re in complete agreement on his books which doesn t always happen I This story is amazing It was my digital text for this week The characterization of the different animals as they all chase the talking pancake is so humorous I think reading this book through tumblebooks enhanced the experience because the characters physically moved In this tale a woman is making pancakes and the pancake jumps out and runs away The woman chases the pancake and soon many other animals are chasing as well Each time a new character is added the pancake sings a song that Sniper (Women of the United Federation Marines, goes No no no no I m too fast and you re too slow The clever fox tricks the pancake from running by saying he can t hear the pancake s song The fox eats the pancake and in a twist ending the cocky pancake sings a sad song from the fox s stomach This is a fantasy book because it includes personified animals and outlandish characters and situations People do not chase their talking food around It s a separate world with a strange plot I would use this story to teach seuencing to primaryrades and discuss plot twists as when I watched this book I was surprised the pancake fell for the fox s trick Overall I really enjoyed this book Ellie LOVES this book It comes with a CD with John Lithgow as the narrator and he is fantastic in the CD Ellie won t let me read it The only thing that bugs me is that it s about a roup of animals putting on a play so they are all dressed up as other animals which could be cute but is confusing than anythingchokengtitiktitikchokengs THANK YOU GMA ANDERSON The kids and I loved this when they were little and we still do I played just the audio for my preschool class and they all listened so attentively and sang along when. I'm too fast you're too slow Pan pan patty cake pan I can et away from you I can The much loved story of the Runaway Pancake who pops out of the oven and is sure he can escape all who want to eat him is ive.

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It is still a nice little story just not anything exceptional All of Lithgow s books come with CDs when sold in hardcover The author usually sings the text of each story on the CD which is reat to use at bedtime or in the car Lithgow also has music CDs available which I use at home with my own children and for my theatre and dance classes There is an entire Farkle and Friends CD which includes the story of Farkle as well as other pieces of music highlighting orchestral instruments styles and sounds The CDs On the Sunny Side of the Street and Singin in the Bathtub contain Broadway and jazz style songs for children Some are children s songs some songs have the lyrics altered to be extremely silly and appeal specifically to children and those of us who love music and are children at heart They are harder to find in retail outlets but easy to purchase from etc Lithgow s work is for ANYONE who loves language stories or the arts I think they are truly brilliant and stand among some of my very favorite books I highly recommend his work for independent and read aloud selections Title Marsupial Sue presents The Runaway PancakeAuthor John LithgowIllustrator Jack E DavisDate of Publication 2005Genre FictionSummaryMarsupial Sue and her friends put on a play retelling story of the Gingerbread Man In their story a pancake pops out of the oven and makes a run for it sure he can escape everyone who comes in his way wanting to eat him He is able to run away from six people before encountering the sly fox where he is finally outsmarted and meets his demiseEvaluationThis is such a fun story This would be a Theodore Roosevelt, Hero to his Valet great read aloud for youngerrades as the repetition and rhyme schemes can be chanted together in class It also seems like a The Stoic Theory of Oikeiosis great way to introduce folktales to younger children The context of the story inside of a play is a new element that creates a different dynamic that could broaden the discussion after reading as well The illustrations are awesome as they remind the reader that the story is being acted out as a play within the text Without the support of the illustrations it would be easy to forget that there is a playoing on very coolDiscussion uestions1 How did the fox outsmart the pancake2 Can you provide an example of how you tricked someone3 How did the illustrations help remind you that Marsupial Sue and her friends were putting on a play This books was very fun but I listened to it with the LIVE John Lithgow CD and I just can t imagine reading it the plain old boring wayyou have to hear him sing the song and tell the story If I would have just read the story I would ジョジョメノン [JoJomenon] given it a 3 star but to hear the song and the fun and his inflections made it a 4 for me After looking at the book again I see that the illustrations are of a play that Marsupial Sue is doing I wondered why the wolf had what looked like a uilted earsnow Iet itThe Cast of Characters Narrator Adelaide Rabbit Auntie May Marsupial Sue Old Dog Tray Bartholomew Koala Cow Sydney Wombat Donkey Winifred Wallaby Wolf Perth Platypus Bear Melbourne Sheep Fox Neville the Tasmanian Devil Stage Manager Collie Dundee I very Australian book LOLOkay if I had read it I would still ive it a 4 starAnd you would think that was the end of the story NO It teases you the last few pages The last page offers a tad of a chuckle. E friends' preparations behind the scenes to the actors' final bows readers will be inspired by the production A CD recording of John Lithgow's live performance of the song The Runaway Pancake is also include.

They could Love it Perhaps better known to adults for his stage and screen work actor John Lithgow has an amazing body of work for children His picture books are some of my and my children s absolute favorites Topping the list for me is The Remarkable Farkle McBride The story centers around a young boy who is a musical prodigy He is able to master instrument after instrument with ease but throws each one away as he becomes bored with it Through an unfortunate illness on the part of the orchestra conductor one evening Farkle discovers that it is the sound and experience of ALL the instruments together which brings him joy as opposed to the mastery of an individual instrument The illustrations by CE Payne are amazing in their vibrancy and humor They remind me of David Catrow with slightly realistic human facial features The text is extremely exciting for several reasons 1 the melody and rhythm of the words lends itself to read alouds 2 the language while being the opposite of condescending to young readers is still challenging in vocabulary with words like beseeching rhapsodical and bombastic 3 the text contains multiple original examples of onomonapoeia when describing instruments which offers an excellent opportunity to teach both that specific literary techniue and as an introduction to language as sound music and poetry The story of Micawber again sees the same team of author and illustrator relate the story of a suirrel who lives in Central Park and enjoys oing to the Metropolitan Museum of Art One afternoon he sees an art student copying one of the artworks on the wall This is the first time it has ever occurred to him to think about how the paintings were created in the first place Intrigued he stows away in her satchel and accompanies the young student home Once she is asleep Micawber for the first time experiments with her paints Using his tail as a brush he creates his own masterpiece ties it up with one of the student s shoelaces and returns home Once back in Central Park he converts the upper floor of a carousel into an art museum for the other animals where he shows his rowing collection of original canvases The same things that are wonderful and thrilling about Farkle exist here in this story about the visual arts The vocabulary includes words such as peregrination and viridian Payne is just as delightful in his illustrations particularly the image where the student has discovered her shoe without its shoelace Marsupial Sue and Marsupial Sue presents the Runaway Pancake I m a Manatee Mahalia Mouse Goes to College I Got Two Dogs are additional works by Lithgow The Marsupial Sue books are about a kangaroo that wants to be something MORE than a kangaroo but after traveling to many other areas and trying the ways of several different animals she determines that being a kangaroo is EXACTLY who and what she wants to be I Got Two Dogs is a simple delightful rhyme about the author s two dogs with colorful collage ish illustrations similar in style to those of Todd Parr I m a Manatee is a fun imaginative tale of a boy and a manatee It can be used for children who are already familiar with and interested in the manatee or as an introduction to the animal as well as the dangers to its existence In my opinion Mahalia Mouse is the weakest of all his picture books but. N a new spin when Marsupial Sue and her friends put on a play version for their neighborhood This has all of the wit and whimsy of Marsupial Sue and again features lively illustrations by Jack E Davis From th.

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John Lithgow is a prolific actor with two Tonys six Emmys two Golden Globes and two Oscar nominations to his name He has starred in the hit TV series 3rd Rock from the Sun Dexter and The Crown and in beloved films like The World According to Garp Shrek and Terms of Endearment Lithgow has appeared on Broadway twenty five times and in England with both the Royal Shakespeare Company and the