Can the children in It’s Raining…Paisley Pancakes really make a machine, or a thingamajig as Rosie calls it, to make it rain pancakes? And not just any pancakes, because anybody might be able to do that, but paisley pancakes. With the help of their cousins, Charlie and Rosie do, but there is a problem. It seems like they forgot to add a “stop” button on the machine. As the pancakes fall from the sky faster and faster and fill the neighborhood, how will they stop this, or can they? Who can they call before they are in serious pancake trouble?
This book is adorably illustrated and encourages our children to use their imagination and creativity. Brimming with ingenious quotes from brilliant people, you will be inspired to spark your child’s imagination. At the back of the book twenty-five quotes are listed, each with an imagination challenge designed to ignite a child’s creativity. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “The greatest gift you can give a child is an imagination.” The challenge under this quote is “What is the greatest gift you can give to someone you love without spending any money? Who would you give this gift to?”
Research has identified imaginative play as a vital component to the development of children. We now know there are clear benefits of children who engage in pretend games and make believe story-telling from the ages of about two and one half through the ages of six or seven. It was Albert Einstein who said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” We want all children to chase their dreams and use their imaginations and creativity. Don’t you?
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