MARSUPIAL SUE PRESENTS THE RUNAWAY PANCAKE by John Lithgow

MARSUPIAL SUE PRESENTS THE RUNAWAY PANCAKE

Book and CD
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Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

In this hilarious sequel, Sue, Bartholomew Koala, Sydney Wombat, Winifred Wallaby, Percy Platypus, Melbourne Sheep and Neville, the Tasmanian Devil star in their local Aussie production of “The Runaway Pancake.” Sue plays Auntie May who bakes a pancake for lunch that jumps from the oven wearing a “naughty expression on his face” and runs away singing, “I’m too fast, you’re too slow. . . . I can get away from you, I can.” With Auntie May in hot pursuit, the Runaway Pancake rolls through the countryside taunting all with his cocky refrain. Soon a Dog, a Cow, a Donkey, a Wolf and a Bear join the chase until the Fox lures the renegade Pancake just close enough. Colored-pencil, acrylic and ink illustrations packed with wacky details are entertaining in their own right, especially the Pancake in his running shoes. From endpages showing cast and crew prepping backstage to the final-page bow, this rollicking, rib-tickling, rhythmic rendition of a favorite tale will provide a gleeful read-aloud and sing-along. (CD recording of author’s live performance) (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-689-87847-8
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2005




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