Here’s my selection for Perfect Picture Book Friday:
Apple Pie ABC
Author/Illustrator Alison Murray
First published in 2010 in Great Britain
Disney Hyperion, 2011
Suitable for ages: 2-6
Theme/Topic: Alphabet, Food Cravings
Opening Spread: Apple Pie
Brief Synopsis: (from jacket flap) When an apple pie arrives piping hot on the kitchen table, a little pup does everything he can think of to get his paws on it. He ogles it. He pines for it. But will his ABC antics land him a slice?
Resources: Bake a pie. Study the ABC. If you have a dog, you are probably well versed in how animals will ogle, pine and be very determined to get food. You could watch your pets around “people” food.
Why I Like This: I found this during (what has become) my annual February study of ABC books. This was a delightful surprise. As it begins like dozens of ABC books with an apple, this one is very different. The author/illustrator uses fun verbs to get us through the alphabet and to take this fun pooch on his adventure to get a piece of this pie.
The simple storyline keeps a kiddo’s attention. Warning: Reading this before bedtime may make you want pie!
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