Cari Best; Melissa Sweet Easy as Pie

ISBN 13: 9780374399290

Easy as Pie

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9780374399290: Easy as Pie

Jacob learned the rules of baking from watching Chef Monty on TV, and now he is ready to make his own peach pie in his Easy-On Oven. Even when things get messy and Jacob's parents say there is no more time for baking, he is determined to see his pie through to the end. Cari Best's tasty text and Melissa Sweet's scrumptious collage illustrations combine to make a picture book as satisfying as a perfect slice of pie.
Easy as Pie is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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About the Author:

Cari Best's award-winning picture books include Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. She lives in Weston, Connecticut.

Melissa Sweet has illustrated many picture books, including the Caldecott Honor book A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams (978-0802853028) by Jen Bryant. She lives in Rockport, Maine.

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After a long, hard day of school, Jacob loves to watch his favorite cooking show with Chef Monty. Even better than watching, though, is trying out recipes himself, and on the night of his parents’ anniversary, before his family leaves for a restaurant dinner, Jacob makes his first pie. Following all of Chef Monty’s rules, starting with “a happy baker bakes a happy pie,” Jacob puts together a peach pastry, facing each dilemma with more remembered advice, such as “if something unexpected happens, fix it as best as you can.” At last, just as his family is ready to leave, Jacob solves a final problem by cooling the too-hot-to-eat pie with ice cream and serves up “dessert before dinner” to his loving family before they all head off to the restaurant. Sweet’s glowing, citrus-bright collage scenes capture all the warmth, energy, and fun in this well-paced story that folds sly messages about working through problems into the celebratory tale. Chef Monty’s list of rules and a recipe for “Happy Peach Pie” complete this sweet treat. Preschool-Grade 2. --Gillian Engberg

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