Audrey Wood Sweet Dream Pie

ISBN 13: 9780439394727

Sweet Dream Pie

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9780439394727: Sweet Dream Pie

From two of today's most talented creators of children's books comes an outrageously delicious tale about an irresistible pie.

Imagine a pie made of chocolate, gumdrops, licorice -- and every sweet ingredient you love. Bestselling author Audrey Wood teams up with popular illustrator Mark Teague to concoct a tale about a pie so irresistible it can't be forgotten -- and the sweet dreams that result.

Here is an entertaining story for bedtime or anytime -- that children and adults will share again and again.

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About the Author:

Don and Audrey Wood have been an award-winning team for over 25 years. “When our son, Bruce, was
very young, the best part of the day for my wife, Audrey, and me was reading him his bedtime picture
books....That's when I fell in love with children's literature and decided to illustrate, and occasionally
write, children's books,” says Don, who grew up on his family's farm in California. Audrey grew up in a
family of artists and is a fourth-generation artist.
Together, Don and Audrey created their first picture book in 1976. Since then, they have collaborated on
several award-winning picture books, including the Caldecott Honor book, King Bidgood's in the Bathtub.
For more information about Don and Audrey Wood, visit: scholastic.com/tradebooks or audreywood.com

From Kirkus Reviews:

People in houses are upended, and cats and dogs tumble down Willobee Street when Ma Brindle gets out her ``extra-large utensils,'' scratches up some dough, and rolls out a crust for her famous Sweet Dream Pie. Every known candy is mixed into an enormous batter, sending a chocolate tornado through the otherwise average neighborhood. A pie the size of a wading pool comes out of the oven as a clan of rotund, pop-eyed folks bring their giant appetites to gobble down not just one piece, but seconds, thirds, and more, despite Ma Brindle's warning. Wood parodies the gluttony as people and pets become sleepy-eyed sacks of potatoes from overeating--slumping over fences, lolling over windowsills, passing out under bushes. Giant-sized, round-bellied monsters overrun the streets until a broom-wielding Ma Brindle takes charge, setting things right. Teague, who previously collaborated with Wood on The Flying Dragon Room (1996), bends the rules and the landscape by using a distorted, skewed perspective with houses a-tilt, lampposts leaning, and beveled panoramic street scenes, often seen from an aerial view. It accentuates the author's fondness for the preposterous, and follows the badly paced text to a deflated ending. After the tall-tale build-up to the pie's alleged effects, the monsters amount to little more than a burp of indigestion. (Picture book. 4-8) -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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