The Dancing Pancake

The Dancing Pancake

By Eileen Spinelli; Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (Illustrator)

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780375853487, 248pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 2011

The grand opening of the Dancing Pancake isn't the only new thing in Bindi's life: new friends, a new apartment, maybe even a cute new crush? But there are other changes, like her dad's move to a new city, that have left Bindi confused and wondering: What will happen to my family? Will this new life ever feel normal? Among the unlikely bunch of regulars who form a makeshift community at the diner, Bindi will try to figure out how to be a new version of herself, one pancake and one silly elephant joke (her uncle's specialty) at a time.
With plenty of surprises, milk shakes, fake spiders, and real feelings, readers are sure to flip for the sweet mix of humor and heart in "The Dancing Pancake."

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
Eileen Spinelli is a poet and picture book author with a talent for lovable stories that tug at the heart. She is the author of more than forty books for children, including Heat Wave, When You Are Happy, I Know It s Autumn, Thanksgiving at the Tappletons, Sophie s Masterpiece, and Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch. Ms. Spinelli lives in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

Linda Ashman is the critically acclaimed author of more than two dozen books for children, including Samantha on a Rol, a New York Times Notable Children's Book. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with her husband Jack Hicks, their son Jackson, and their not-so-peaceful dogs, Sammy and Stella. For more, visit