Gingerbread and Pancakes?

Say what? Gingerbread and pancakes? 

I'm not talking about treats I'm talking about John Lithgow's 
Marsupial Sue Presents The Runaway Pancake!

It's similar to the tale of The Gingerbread Man except it's a pancake that escapes! The pancake sings a clever little song as he finds his way past all different characters. It's a wonderful story to compare with the Gingerbread Man with your whole class. My school has a license to Tumblebooks. John Lithgow himself reads the version on Tumblebooks and he does it with style! You can sign up for a 30 Day Free Trial of Tumblebooks here

*If you are needing an idea for a grant a license for your whole school Tumblebooks is AMAZING. They have more stories than you can count all read aloud. They even have a Common Core Portal so you can find books related to the exact CCS you need.

I've discovered many books that I had never heard of!

Another site I just discovered is Storyline Online. It's an online literacy program from the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. Actors read aloud different famous picture books for children. The stories are perfect for talking about expression too. Many of the actors read in different voices with different book characters. It's a perfect site for your students to visit during Listening to Reading or, if your my book-loving class, during indoor recess or snack.


  1. Thanks Jennifer! This looks like such a cute book!
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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