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  1. Sheri Sheri says:

    The colorful and detailed illustrations add their own layer of fun to this comedy of errors as Pettson tries to make a birthday cake out of pancakes and whipped cream for his cat Findus Delightful and amusing


  2. Manny Manny says:

    If Pettson P is to make a pancake pie then P must buy flourIf P is to buy flour then P must cycle to townIf P is to use a cycle C then C's tires must be intactIf P is to make C's tires intact then P must obtain a cycle repair kit RIf P is to obtain R then P must have the key to the toolshed KIf K is in the well W then P must have a fishing rod FIf F is on the roof then P must have a ladder LIf L is in the bull B's field then P must scare away BIf P's neighbor N had known all of the above then N wouldn't necessarily have thought P had lost his wits when he saw him playing Jussi Björling records for B on P's wind up phonographThat's logic What do they teach them in schools these days?


  3. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    I thought it was charming I love all the detail in the illustrations and the humorous and unexpected way the story unfolded with regard to gathering the ingredients for the pancakes Lots of fun little details in the illustrations that enhance the story


  4. Sylvester Sylvester says:

    5art5 storyI love Sven Nordvist I want to read everything he wrote to Suirt So it's frustrating to find that the library only has 2 books by him Glum that's what I am This is a version of a Problem String or Thwarted At Every Turn story these come up in so many forms and I love them because they are so true to life especially if you're a woman Anyway the illustrations are so lively and humourous Suirt and I wish we could live inside the book


  5. Karis Karis says:

    As an almost adult teenager it’s rare that one finds me with my nose in a picture book unless it happens to be a moment when I’m re discovering an old favorite when going through boxes but I have to say I uite frankly ADORED this book and enjoyed every second of reading itThe illustrations are so imaginative and charming and the storytelling uniue and just as satisfying as the pictures to matchWe’re introduced to the main characters Pettson and his cat Findus of whom he lives with uite companionably as Pettson is preparing to bake a birthday cake However doing so proves to be of a challenge then anticipated and inadvertently becomes the talk of his neighbors proving in their minds the eccentricity of Pettson truly only an absentminded old gentlemanReminiscent of Mr Potter and Tabby and Amelia Bedelia amidst a charming Sweden rural community this book is sure to be a delight and bring joy to readers of all ages


  6. Debra Shumate Debra Shumate says:

    I loved this book so much I named my cat Findus My grandchildren are huge fans of these Sven Nordvist stories They are very clever and filled with charm and humor I don't think they are very well known in the US Too bad I am adding my favorite here maybe we can change that


  7. Mir Mir says:

    Disorganized Festus and his cat have some madcap but domestic adventures whilst trying to prepare a cake I'm told this is an abridged and less sarcastic version of the original text


  8. Abigail Abigail says:

    Pancake Pie 1985 American translation of PannkakstårtanOne of three English translations of this classic Swedish picture book which include this American version published the same year 1985 as the original; a 1999 translation The Birthday Cake done by Michael Rollerson for Bokförlaget Opal the original Swedish publisher; and a British edition Pancakes for Findus released in 2007 Pancake Pie is judged on its own merits and in isolation from any other version of the tale an engaging enough book for younger readers Detailing the madcap adventures of farmer Festus and his cat Mercury Pettson and Findus in the original and in the other translations and their efforts to overcome numerous obstacles in the making of a cake for Mercury's birthday it boasts both an amusing text and appealing illustrationsIt is only when compared to another seemingly fuller translation that done by Rollerson in 1999 The Birthday Cake that this book feels a little wanting Which isn't to say that I didn't enjoy it or that it has no merit But I couldn't help but feel reading through Pancake Pie and then comparing and contrasting it to this other version sadly I was not able to obtain the British edition Pancakes for Findus so I can only compare two of the three English translations that many of the sharper moments the moments of social observation or of sly humor have been elided in favor of a smoother altogether less interesting narrativeAt the beginning of the book for instance the Rollerson translation includes a paragraph about the local townspeople and how they view Pettson who isn't uite like other people This passage and the sense that it gives of how perception can be distorted by expectation that sometimes what seems 'crazy' is just something or someone who is different is entirely missing from the American version which also omits the accompanying illustration showing the townspeople all laughing at Pettson and his ways This is the most obtrusive change I think but many of the little details the fact that the characters' names have been changed from Pettson and Findus to Festus and Mercury why? why was this necessary? or that the music played on the victrola goes from Viennese waltzes to the Star Spangled Banner again why? the original doesn't seem to have any patriotic connotations were also troubling I won't say that these difference ruin Pancake Pie but they do give it a very different flavor than The Birthday Cake a far less appealing flavor in my opinion Good enough if it's all you can get but I recommend hunting down the fuller versionNot reading Swedish I cannot definitively say that the Rollerson translation is accurate but it certainly contains uite a bit text The fact that it is published by the Swedish press which also published the original also lends credence to the idea that it is a closer accurate rendition


  9. Abigail Abigail says:

    The Birthday Cake 1999 Michael Rollerson translation of PannkakstårtanThe first of Swedish author Sven Nordvist's many picture books devoted to the madcap adventures of Pettson the farmer and his feline companion Findus The Birthday Cake is an entertaining tale of two friends and the extraordinary lengths to which they will go in order to make that all important birthday cake for Findus Well I suppose it's not that extraordinary I've been known to go pretty far out of my way for cake myself from time to time In an amusing series of back and forth exchanges Pettson who the neighbors think is than a little crazy and Findus who has three birthdays per year just because it was fun that way wrangle with the uestion of how to bake a cake when the flour has gone missing the bicycle needed to fetch flour has a punctured tire the shed containing the necessary tools to repair the bike is locked the key to the shed is at the bottom of the well the fishing rod needed to fish out the key is in the locked shed and the ladder that would enable Pettson to climb onto the shed and through the skylight is with a neighbor's cantankerous bull in a nearby field Needless to say it takes a lot of ingenuity and a few grouchy exchanges along the way to put all to rightsWith its delightfully detailed illustrations and zany sense of humor matter of factly ridiculous and slyly subversive The Birthday Cake is an incredibly entertaining romp I enjoyed many of the pointed little details in the narrative from the idea that Pettson was considered crazy partly because he wasn't like other people to the fact that despite being old and rather absent minded he understands his cat so well I had to chuckle at the scene in which Findus is convinced to confront the bull in his field the other option being going without cake This wonderful tale published originally in Swedish as Pannkakstårtan has been translated into English at least three times that I know of in an American version Pancake Pie released shortly after the original; in a recent British version Pancakes for Findus printed in 2007; and in this edition translated by Michael Rollerson and put out by the same Swedish publisher Opal as the original Having not seen the British edition I cannot speak to its uality but I strongly prefer this edition The Birthday Cake to Pancake Pie which I read at the same time and which sad to say is somewhat abridged see that review for details My recommendation therefore and it is a strong one applies to this edition which I heartily enjoyed and which I wish were readily available


  10. Jenny Jenny says:

    The people in town think Pettson is crazy But it really was all a misunderstanding on a day when Pettson was trying to make a birthday cake for his cat Findus and everything went wrong A humorous story with a uirky cat and his uirky owner as the characters Includes a recipe for Pettson's pancakes


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Pannkakstårtan ❮BOOKS❯ ✮ Pannkakstårtan Author Sven Nordqvist – Thomashillier.co.uk Pancakes for Findus is the first story in the adventures of farmer Pettson and his cat Findus Pettson wants to bake a birthday cake for Findus who has three birthdays a year But how will they get the Pancakes for Findus is the first story in the adventures of farmer Pettson and his cat Findus Pettson wants to bake a birthday cake for Findus who has three birthdays a year But how will they get the eggs with the bull in the way Findus and Pettson live in a ramshackle cottage in the country with a henhouse workshop and woodshed Their fascinating magical world is inhabited by tiny creatures who move Pettson's things about when he isn't looking.

  • Hardcover
  • 22 pages
  • Pannkakstårtan
  • Sven Nordqvist
  • English
  • 07 April 2014
  • 9781903458792

About the Author: Sven Nordqvist

Sven Nordvist born April is a Swedish writer and illustrator of children's books He is best known for his series Pettson and Findus about an old farmer Pettson and his talented cat FindusNordvist was born in Helsingborg and grew up in Halmstad Sweden He originally wanted to be an illustrator but was rejected by several art schools Instead he studied architecture at Lund Instit.