Thursday, April 24, 2008

All for Pie Pie for All

Remember that great Christmas book, Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree? Here's a book for year-round with a similar theme.

In All for Pie Pie for All, by David Martin and illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev, Grandma Cat makes an apple pie. She and her four other family members each have a piece, leaving one. Then they go for a nap.

The mouse family shares that piece and leave six crumbs. Then they also take naps. Five members of the ant family each have a crumb, and when Baby Ant wakes up she has the last.

Should Grandma Cat make another pie? Everyone, cat, mouse, and ant alike, thinks that is a fine idea. And everyone lends a hand. The book ends with a touching illustration of cats, mice, and ants sharing a table.

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