Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Dancing Pancake by Eileen Spinelli


Grades: 4-6

Committee annotation:

Can eating pancakes make tough times better? When her mom opens a restaurant Bindi gets a taste of a new life with new friends, new experiences and a new apartment.

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19 comments:

  1. I like the Dancing Pancake because it was sad in some parts and happy in others. My favorite part is when there is an actual dancing pancake. I like this part because it is funny. I highly recommend this book!

    Olivia J.
    Gr. 5
    Deering Middle School
    West Warwick

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  2. Cole L. Grade 5,at Steere Farm,BurrillvilleNovember 7, 2011 at 7:06 AM

    The dancing pancake

    I read the book the Dancing Pancake, I thought it was a good book because they make lots of pancakes and I like pancakes I would give 5 stars. I like this book because they make lots of pancakes and I like pancakes. I like this book because it is a mystery book and I love to read mystery books. My favorite part of the book was when they opened the restaurant named the Dancing Pancake. My least favorite part was when the girl’s parents got divorced and I was sad because my parents are divorced too. I would rate this book five stars because I liked this book a lot. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a good book.

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  3. I read the book “The Dancing Pancake”. The Author is Eileen Spinelli. I think this because Bindi, the main character, is a very good child. One day her dad loses his job and moves to New York to find a new one. Bindi stays with her mom and one day Bindi’s mom told her life changing news. She said her parents were getting a divorce because her dad lost his job and got very mad so they split. Bindi’s feelings changed every day! One day she was sad, another day she was angry and sometimes she was just plan depressed. When her Aunt Darnel told her mother how she always dreamed of opening a restaurant, she got a brilliant idea! She suggested that she opens a brunch restaurant and her mom could work there so she wouldn’t have to work over night shifts! She also said she could live in the apartment upstairs so she wouldn’t have to pay the rent of a big house! When Bindi found out she was furious! Bindi was forced to move out of her house and into… The Dancing Pancake! Pretty soon they meet friends like Grace a homeless women who prefers to be homeless, a police officer name Pike, and many more! The last person on earth she thought would come was… her dad! Bindi’s mom and dad hang out more and pretty soon they’re back together! The Dancing Pancake saved their family! I would recommend this book to all the change of heart people. This book truly changed my heart!. I think it is a very good book and it is a change of heart kind of story

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  4. I read the book “The Dancing Pancake”. The Author is Eileen Spinelli. I think this because Bindi, the main character, is a very good child. One day her dad loses his job and moves to New York to find a new one. Bindi stays with her mom and one day Bindi’s mom told her life changing news. She said her parents were getting a divorce because her dad lost his job and got very mad so they split. Bindi’s feelings changed every day! One day she was sad, another day she was angry and sometimes she was just plan depressed. When her Aunt Darnel told her mother how she always dreamed of opening a restaurant, she got a brilliant idea! She suggested that she opens a brunch restaurant and her mom could work there so she wouldn’t have to work over night shifts! She also said she could live in the apartment upstairs so she wouldn’t have to pay the rent of a big house! When Bindi found out she was furious! Bindi was forced to move out of her house and into… The Dancing Pancake! Pretty soon they meet friends like Grace a homeless women who prefers to be homeless, a police officer name Pike, and many more! The last person on earth she thought would come was… her dad! Bindi’s mom and dad hang out more and pretty soon they’re back together! The Dancing Pancake saved their family! I would recommend this book to all the change of heart people. This book truly changed my heart!. I think it is a very good book and it is a change of heart kind of story
    Kendall B.
    Steere Farm Elementry
    Burrillville

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  5. A RICBA book that I have read is the Dancing Pancake it was by Eileen Spinelli. It was a really good book about how your life can change. I think the dancing Pancake was a really good book because it explained how she went through a lot and what she did.
    What happened was Bind’s parents separated and she missed her father very much. Binds mom didn’t have a lot of money without her dad. So they found an old reasrunt and made it into a new one called The Dancing Pancake. One day they had an old woman come in and she was poor, and every day Binds aunt would put something extra and say that she did it on exdent. But she only did it to keep her from going hungry. Then Bind talked her mom into buying a rental home for her and they did. That is how they saved Grace. You have to read the book to see if Bind’s Father comes back! That is how I think The Dancing Pancake is a good book. Over this entire book is really good.

    Aliza R.
    School:Steere Farm Elementary
    Town: Burrillville

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  6. I read The Dancing Pancake by Eileen Spinelli it was fantastic. It Is about a girl named Bindi and her parents get divorced.Bindi is an only child but her cousin Jackson sometimes gets babysat at her house. Now that her dad moved out so Bindi and her mother have to find a new place to stay. Bindi’s aunt found this place where there is an apartment and little café downstairs. Bindi is mad at her father for leaving them like that and at first she was even a little mad at her mother for getting a divorce. Now Bindi is lonely because her friends Megan, Albert, and Kyra are on vacation. All of Bindi’s family is stuck figuring out a name for the place and finally they named it The Dancing Pancake. They named it that because Bindi used to dance her pancake across the table. One day Bindi’s dad came to visit for a while and Bindi got all dressed up for her dads arrival. A yellow dress with flip flops. One of Bindi’s friends came back they were hanging out at The Dancing Pancake when a police officer was outside Bindi’s mother got scared and surprised. Later on all of Bindi’s friends came back from their vacation and Bindi had her last sleepover of the summer and her father and mother are taking It one step at a time. maybe They will get back together divorced.This book had Chapters that were not even a page long but I was nice and long and pretty quick too. I recommend this book to anyone that likes books under those conditions.

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  7. I read The Dancing Pancake by Eileen Spinelli it was fantastic. It Is about a girl named Bindi and her parents got divorced.
    Bindi is an only child but her cousin Jackson sometimes gets babysat at her house. Now that her dad moved out so Bindi and her mother have to find a new place to stay. Bindi’s aunt found this place where there is an apartment and little café downstairs. Bindi is mad at her father for leaving them like that and at first she was even a little mad at her mother for getting a divorce. Now Bindi is lonely because her friends Megan, Albert, and Kyra are on vacation. All of Bindi’s family is stuck figuring out a name for the place and finally they named it The Dancing Pancake. They named it that because Bindi used to dance her pancake across the table. One day Bindi’s dad came to visit for a while and Bindi got all dressed up for her dads arrival. A yellow dress with flip flops. One of Bindi’s friends came back they were hanging out at The Dancing Pancake when a police officer was outside Bindi’s mother got scared and surprised. Later on all of Bindi’s friends came back from their vacation and Bindi had her last sleepover of the summer and her father and mother are taking It one step at a time. maybe They will get back together.
    This book had Chapters that were not even a page long but I was nice and long and pretty quick too. I recommend this book to anyone that likes books under those conditions.

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  8. I read the Dancing Pancake I think it is one of the worst books that i have read
    I did not like the Dancing Pancake because it had no excitement in it .It was such a boring book to read I like books that are funny that make me laugh and I like action that book had nothing I like to read in books. All it was about was a girl and her parents got divorced and her mom did not have any money to afford the cost of her house so she opened a restaurant called the Dancing Pancake. That is what the book is all about besides they met this homeless person and they got her an apartment and she went missing. When they found her she did not want to live there because she was too used to being homeless. If you like action or funny books do not read it.

    I did not like the Dancing Pancake because it had no excitement in it .It was such a boring book to read I like books that are funny that make me laugh and I like action that book had nothing I like to read in books. All it was about was a girl and her parents got divorced and her mom did not have any money to afford the cost of her house so she opened a restaurant called the Dancing Pancake. That is what the book is all about besides they met this homeless person and they got her an apartment and she went missing. When they found her she did not want to live there because she was too used to being homeless. If you like action or funny books do not read it.
    Joe P.
    Steere Farm Elementry
    Burrillville

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  9. I read The Dancing Pancake By Eileen Spinelli. I really enjoyed reading this book. This was one of those books were once you start to read you don’t want to stop, and you look forward to reading it. I liked the part when Bindi meets the old lady that doesn’t have a place to live and Bindi tries her hardest to help raise the money to get her a place to live. And she sees her Dad for the first time in a while and he helps her get the money to get the lady an apartment and the lady but the lady doesn’t like living in the apartment. I really liked this book I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a great book to read!
    Madison A.
    Steere Farm Elementry
    Burrillville

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  10. A RICBA book that I have read is the Dancing Pancake it was by Eileen Spinelli. It was a really good book about how your life can change. I think the dancing Pancake was a really good book because it explained how she went through a lot and what she did.
    What happened was Bind’s parents separated and she missed her father very much. Binds mom didn’t have a lot of money without her dad. So they found an old reasrunt and made it into a new one called The Dancing Pancake. One day they had an old woman come in and she was poor, and every day Binds aunt would put something extra and say that she did it on exdent. But she only did it to keep her from going hungry. Then Bind talked her mom into buying a rental home for her and they did. That is how they saved Grace. You have to read the book to see if Bind’s Father comes back! That is how I think The Dancing Pancake is a good book. Over this entire book is really good.


    Aliza R.
    Steere Farm Elementary
    Burrillville

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  11. The RICBA book I read is The Dancing Pancake. I thought this book was excellent. I would give this a complete four and recommend this book to all who plans to read during the beginning of story Bindi’s mom and dad had gotten in to a fight about money and work. Then Binbi found out that they were getting a divorce. Also in the middle of the they opened up a restaurant called The Dancing Pancake. They named that because when Bindi was little she played with her pancakes and made them dance. Also her dad moved in with Aunt Darnell’s house until he needs to. At the end of story her and her dad went to the park and hung out and talk about what happen while they didn’t see each other and to check what they miss out of.
    I would read this if you are fascinated in Eileen Spinelli books because she has a lot of details and exciting parts in the story. Also if you’re interested in divorces and drama this is a good book for you.
    And if you like long books with a lot of pages and not a lot of writing on one page pick this book.
    Haley.L
    Steere Farm Elementary
    Burriville

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  12. A RICBA book I have read is The Dancing Pancake and I think it is a very well written book because The Dancing Pancake is based on an event that happens with some people in life. In this book Bindi’s mom gets devoice and to get more money they have to move above a restaurant and open the restaurant below them. It was called The Dancing Pancake. Another reason I like this book is because it was almost like a book full of pomes that where based on one subject. I have never read a book that was like a poem. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes poems or their parents has devoiced.

    Emily G.
    Steere Farm Elementary
    Burrillville

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  13. A RICBA book I have read is The Dancing Pancake and I think it is a very well written book because The Dancing Pancake is based on an event that happens with some people in life. In this book Bindi’s mom gets devoice and to get more money they have to move above a restaurant and open the restaurant below them. It was called The Dancing Pancake. Another reason I like this book is because it was almost like a book full of pomes that where based on one subject. I have never read a book that was like a poem. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes poems or their parents has devoiced.

    Emily G.
    Steere Farm Elementary
    Burrillville

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  14. I loved The Dancing Pancake. It had funny,happy,sad,and exciting parts. Some of the the things in the story really made me wonder "what if this happened to me?" I would definitley reccomend it to other kids my age. I could not put it down whe I read The Dancing Pancake. If you like books that you can connect to and laugh about you shold read The Dancing Pancake.

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  15. The Dancing Pancake is a great book because you can connect in so many ways and get emotional in good ways and bad ways.Sadly,Binbi's parents divorced.The Dancing Pancake is a book you can't put down.
    -Bookworm=-)

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  16. I read this book named Pop .I thought Pop was a really good book because I liked how the author told the story and how the character didn’t give up on making bubble gum. I liked learning facts about bubble gum. I think that kids will like this book because you get to learn about bubble gum.
    Gianna c
    Steer farm elementary
    Burrillville

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  17. i read the dancing pancake and i thought it was a funny book i reccomend it to people who like humorous books. maddie

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  18. The book, The Dancing Pancake, by Eileen Spinelli was a great book. First of all, the author made me feel like I was Bindi, the main character. Bindi is a quiet, going to be seventh grader. She doesn’t like her new home at first. Another thing I liked about this book was that I could relate to how Bindi felt about all the commotion. She was stressed when a lot happens all at once too. I would give this book five stars.
    Emily grade:6
    Orchard Farms

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