Mama Panya's Pancakes
Mama Panya's Pancakes - Hardcover
A Village Tale from Kenya
Come with Mama Panya and Adika for a market day in Kenya - and a pancake party in the evening!
On market day, Mama Panya's son Adika invites everyone he sees to a pancake dinner. How will Mama Panya ever feed them all? This clever and heartwarming story about Kenyan village life teaches the importance of sharing, even when you have little to give.
Awards and Honors:
Winner of Notable Books for a Global Society 2005
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2006
2007 Storytelling World Honors
March 2007 Book of the Month from the Project on Economics and Children at Rutgers University
State of Maryland's Black-Eyed Susan Picture Book honor book for 2006-2007
"With their bold colors, vivid patterns, and lush scenery, the illustrations will transport readers into this country to walk alongside Mama Panya and Adika on their way to market. Details from animals to foliage are depicted clearly and provide more than just a backdrop to the story; they're a great introduction to the landscape and people of East Africa. A strong selection for a read-aloud or as a supplement to units on Africa, community, or generosity."
— School Library Journal
"There is a timeless quality to this contemporary story about a Kenyan boy and his mother stretching their food to feed all their friends ... The old tradition of sharing all one's food with others works again. With the repetition of the phrase 'a little bit and a little bit more,' the folkloric feeling intensifies…With a recipe for spicy pancakes, information about local animals and village life in Kenya, some general facts and a map, this story will be a welcome addition to a school unit as well as traditional storytime."—Kirkus Review
Written by: Mary and Rich Chamberlin
Illustrated by: Julia Cairns
Read Alone: Ages 6-10
Read Together: Ages 4-8
Hardcover; Jacketed; Full-color illustrations; 40pp;
10.25 x 10 inches
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