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Title:
Round is a pancake
Author:
Baranski, Joan Sullivan.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dutton Children's Books, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
All around are round things such as a doughnut, a button, a coin, cookies, and the spots on a wee ladybug as the townspeople prepare a feast for their king.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
BR Lexile.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780525461739
Format :
Book

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Summary

Round is a pancake, round is a plum. Round is a doughnut and the top of a drum.So begins this book, which captures all the pageantry and excitement of a royal festival and is also a feast for the eyes. From cakes and cookies to coins and rings, round objects fill the castle to bursting during preparations for the king's big party. Children will delight in picking out the items mentioned in the catchy verses and in playing hunt-and-find as they locate other circular objects scattered throughout the playful scenes.Illustrator Yu-Mei Han's splashy, luscious colors; brimming energy; and busy cast of characters provide boundless visual enjoyment in this merry concept book. There's more than enough fun and learning here to go round.


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Booklist Review

Ages 3^-6. A glorious, faux-medieval fantasy town bursts with colors and shapes--mainly circles. As the town prepares a feast for the king, a simple rhyme lists round items, Everything from a doughnut to "cartwheels [jesters] spin through the crowd." Children can go from page to page finding the round objects listed, as well as others not mentioned. Even children already familiar with shapes will enjoy the sweet, humorous detailed drawings. As the day progresses, the colors on the page shift from vibrant oranges and reds to deep, soothing blues and purples. The illustrations help make this a book children will want to look at frequently. --Marta Segal


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-This nicely designed concept book has a rhyming text with lots of bounce: "Round is a birds' nest,/round is a wheel./Round is a daisy/and a fisherman's reel." Han's brightly colored, whimsical paintings, which feature a king and queen and lots of happy-looking courtiers and villagers, evoke a sort of mythical Mother Goose kingdom. Printed in half circles and gentle curves, the bold text dances gracefully through the double-page spreads. In each scene, there is a lot of lively activity around and beyond the objects mentioned in the verse. There are also many opportunities to spot spheres, cylinders, and circles that exhibit the concept of roundness. This title will work as part of a preschool storytime, but will be enjoyed even more when shared one-on-one, giving listeners the time to examine the details of Han's happy world, where everything seems to spell fun.-Sue Sherif, Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library, AK (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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