Throughout this book the snowball effect begins once the pig asks for pancakes and then syrup. The plot behind this book is a cause and effect pattern. For example, when the pig gets in the bathtub from being sticky from the syrup, he then asks for some syrup. As a teacher I would teach cause and effect and use a poster. On each side there is cause and effect written out. The students have to help me fill in the chart for each scenario that the pig goes through throughout the story.
Intended Audience/Grade Level: 5th grade, English Language Arts