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Mama Panya's Pancakes: A Village Tale from Kenya


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ISBN13: 9781905236640
ISBN10: 1905236646
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On market day, Mama Panya's son Adika invites everyone they see to a pancake dinner! How will Mama Panya ever feed them all? With informative endnotes, this clever and heartwarming story about Kenyan village life will teach children the importance of sharing, even when you have little to give.

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Marcus, May 20, 2009 (view all comments by Marcus)
I found this book when I was searching for a story from Kenya. I was putting together a unit on Kenya for third graders and came across this book and fell in love with it. The mother and son have a sweet relationship and the message of sharing and community come through in the end. Wonderful illustrations and several reference pages at the end of the story. Mama Panya's recipe for pancakes are in there too. I made them and passed them around for my presentation.

I loved this book and used it for my unit and plan on purchasing it for my classroom in the future. A wonderful story!!
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DeeLamb, May 2, 2009 (view all comments by DeeLamb)
This book is true to the Barefoot goal of teaching about a global society. Young children will relate to the simple tale with the universal theme of sharing.
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Cairns, Julia
Barefoot Books
Cairns, Julia
Chamberlin, Mary
Family - General
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
People & Places - Africa
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Children s-General
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8.22x8.20x.19 in. .43 lbs.
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