Sunday, December 13, 2009

Pick of the Week: An Apple Pie for Dinner

In this cumulative tale, Granny Smith wants to bake an apple pie, but she has every ingredient except for the apples! She heads out with her basket full of plums, hoping she can trade them for apples. Along the way she trades the plums for feathers and then feathers for flowers...each time swapping for a new item in hopes of eventually finding apples for her pie! What she ends up with in the end is the best pie ever. And you can try your hand at baking the best apple pie ever too - there's a recipe included at the end of the book. Yum!

This book is based on an old English folktale, "The Apple Dumpling." An author's note discusses dumplings and an illustrator's note is included discussing her use of  mixed-media bas-reliefs.

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