Pancake Pandemonium by Anita Pouroulis

Pancake Pandemonium

Written by Anita Pouroulis
Illustrated by Tom Bonson

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You might say pancakes are little Polly’s favourite treat. Or you might say she’s a little obsessed. Either way when mum’s too busy to rustle up her favourite snack Polly decides to take the initiative. Though she ends up wishing that she hadn’t…

Piles of Pancakes is a charming, rhyming-story that’s perfect for any child keen to get off the sidelines and into the thick of things. Within the book you'll find an easy-peasy pancake recipe, lots of pancake fun and games as well as details of the Pancake Pandemonium app.

Each of the author's launch titles - Pancake Pandemonium, My Monster Mayhem, Mum's Cronky Car and Oh, What A Tangle - have been brilliantly illustrated by a different artist and the result in each one is a riot of colour and comic flair as the kids take on Mums, Dads, and a few messy monsters, and pancakes, clothes and even cars come flying off the page. There's even some scary stuff in My Monster Mayhem.


Pancake Pandemonium by Anita Pouroulis

A little girl loves pancakes. When her Mum is too busy to make them one day, she won’t take ‘no’ for an answer…although she ends up wishing she had!


'All four books [Pancake Pandemonium, My Monster Mayhem, Mum's Cronky Car and Oh, What A Tangle are all written by Anita Pouroulis] are a visual and storytime treat... they are absolutely wonderful and in parts I laughed out loud.' Sunday Times

‘Anita Pouroulis has woven a seamless story in rhyme… I am sure it will delight children and parents alike’. Gez Walsh, poet

About the Author

Anita Pouroulis

Anita Pouroulis was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1969. She grew up there, the eldest of three siblings.

Anita worked as a primary school teacher for many years, both in South Africa and in the U.K. While teaching, she developed a passion for children’s books and read every single book in each and every school library! She also studied part time, completing an Honours Degree in Psychology. She then moved out of teaching for a while, landing what she calls her ‘best job ever’, writing and copy-editing for a teenage girls’ magazine based in Johannesburg.

“My daughter is an incredible source of inspiration for my stories,” she says, “As well as the memories of all my ‘other’ children I taught so many years ago!”

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32 pages


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Publication date

31st October 2012




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