Item description for Mr. Wolf's Pancakes by Jan Fearnley...
Overview Mr. Wolf asks some of his neighbors to help him make pancakes, and even though they all rudely refuse, when the pancakes are done they expect to share the feast.
Publishers Description Mr. Wolf wants to make some pancakes for breakfast, but isn't quite sure how to go about it. So off he goes to ask his neighbors Chicken Little, Wee Willy Winkle, the Gingerbread man, Little Red Riding Hood, and the Three Little Pigs for their help. When he is turned down by each of them, he decides to try it on his own. Soon he succeeds in making a huge pile of delicious pancakes. Having smelled the pancakes cooking, his neighbors decide to call on Mr. Wolf and share his meal. But Mr. Wolf gets his just "desserts"
Citations And Professional Reviews Mr. Wolf's Pancakes by Jan Fearnley has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 01/10/2000 page 67
Kirkus Review - Children - 01/01/2000 page 58
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2000 page 267
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 867
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1307
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Studio: Tiger Tales
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 8.25" Height: 10" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Mar 10, 2001
Publisher Tiger Tales
ISBN 158925354X ISBN13 9781589253544 UPC 805428003547
Availability 0 units.
More About Jan Fearnley
Jan Fearnley, the youngest of six children, grew up near Newcastle, on the north coast of England. From an early age she recognized the power of books and often stayed at home to draw while the rest of the gang went out to play. Before becoming an author and illustrator, she studied graphic design and worked as a teacher, a job that provided her with much inspiration for her books, the best known of which is the internationally acclaimed Mr. Wolf's Pancakes. Jan now lives in London with her husband, Paul, and their two cats, whose hobbies include walking across wet artwork and chatting on the phone to publishers.
Reviews - What do customers think about Mr. Wolf's Pancakes?
I like this book alot Aug 24, 2004
I don't agree with the person who said that this book has a bad moral or that it is odd. It is just suposed to be funny and it is! Don't take it so sereously.
Rude People Deserve to Die? May 4, 2003
My father bought this book for my three-year-old daughter on the recommendation of a bookstore staffer. The illustrations are nice, and I understand the point about not being rude, but, um... everyone is eaten by the wolf in the end. There's no softening of the fact that he ate all the rude people up and still had room for pancakes. And the moral is...? Don't be rude, or the predators among us will have a right to kill you? This is one odd book.
Nasty People Get Theirs in the End! Dec 19, 2002
I love this book! For once the Wolf is not shown to be the bad guy! I found this to be a very positive book showing that it is not a good idea to be nasty and greedy, even to towards characters that would normally be thought of as the bad guys. (When the Wolf won in the end my entire family cheered! You go Wolf!)
A Deliciously Delightful and Devilishly Clever Tale Apr 23, 2000
If you and the kids are tired of sugar-sweet stories in which all the characters live happily ever after, then Jan Fearley's Mr Wolf could be just the anti-hero for you. Most of this delightful book is devoted to describing Mr Wolf's diligent efforts to assemble the ingredients for and then prepare a delicious stack of pancakes. As he is a rather inept chef with poor reading and writing skills, he seeks the advice and assistance of a host of well-known storybook characters (e.g., The Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man, Little Red Riding Hood, etc.). Unlike most tales where the large fanged one is portrayed as 'big and bad', however, it is the (apparently) naive and innocent Wolf who encounters rejection, verbal barbs and outright hostility from the nursery world's equivalent of 'the bold and the beautiful'. But after suffering their many slings and arrows, he manages to produce some of the tastiest hotcakes in town. The slightest waft of their aroma is enough to bring all of Mr Wolf's so-called 'friends' knocking on his front door. He rather sheepishly lets them into his kitchen, where they set about devouring his lovingly concocted meal. Only after they have finished off every single pancake does the devilishly clever Mr Wolf turn the tables on this ungrateful and self-serving lot. And in the wink of an eye and flip of a page, he gobbles each and every one of the good-for-nothings down, thus having his cakes and eating them too!
Three cheers for Mr Wolf - and Jan Fearnley!
John, Kate and Elena Thompson
great book! Mar 4, 2000
I just picked up this book in a store and had to buy it for my friends' kids. It is a great story with a few lessons to be learned and a good dose of humor. If you like the type of quirky humor in the "Dumb Bunnies" books (by Sue Denim), you'll love Mr. Wolf's Pancakes. Your kids will laugh out loud as they pick up the lessons on manners and determination- and I dare say you will enjoy the reading as well.