Bake You a Pie

Bake You a Pie

by Brian Claflin, Jeffrey Ebbeler, Ellen Olson-Brown
     
 

Sure to provoke giggles, this book is an increasingly silly tour through different musical styles (and, of course, pies!) As one by one, sweet young'uns ask for and receive their favorite pie, readers feast upon bluegrass and gospel, opera, jazz, rock 'n' roll, and more. They might even be inspired to make up their own crazy kind of pie and sing out loud!See more details below

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Sure to provoke giggles, this book is an increasingly silly tour through different musical styles (and, of course, pies!) As one by one, sweet young'uns ask for and receive their favorite pie, readers feast upon bluegrass and gospel, opera, jazz, rock 'n' roll, and more. They might even be inspired to make up their own crazy kind of pie and sing out loud!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carolyn Mott Ford
Sam, a sweet little baby cries with hunger and the narrator of this tale says, "Don't cry. I'll bake you a pie. I'll bake you a blueberry pie." And that is the refrain throughout the book although each pie is different as is each recipient. When Grace cries, a sweet potato pie is baked but when Luciano cries, he is placated with an eggplant parmesan pie. The theme at first is a look at different cultures as indicated by the music and the type of food folks might enjoy. The concept changes suddenly when a sweet little crawfish cries with hunger and she is presented with an alligator pie. Then Gizmo the robot is baked a nuts, bolts, and battery pie. Kids will no doubt enjoy hearing about Smelly. Smelly is a sweet little garbage truck who enjoys a moldy cheese, banana peel and fish head pie. The illustrations are detailed and dovetail with the text and the musical version of the story is included so kids can sing along with the CD.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-In this picture book/song combo, various adults attempt to mollify hungry, crying youngsters with the promise of pie. There is no story, just an accumulation of 11 verses, each consisting of a rhyming quatrain and a repeated refrain. Presented on individual spreads, each one features a particular child (or animal, or object) matched with an appropriate dessert. For example, Hank, "a sweet little cowboy," is offered "a cactus meringue pie"; Luciano, a "tenor," is promised an "eggplant parmesan" concoction; and Pearl, a "rock star," is tempted with "a tangerine tambourine" treat. On the audio CD, each verse is presented in a musical style that matches its content: Hank's is performed as country, Luciano's as opera, and Pearl's as rock 'n' roll. These renditions are not always successful, and the Cajun and techno interpretations, in particular, fall flat. The second cut provides instrumental reprises of the song and a third is a vocal solo. Although the acrylic and colored-pencil illustrations are colorful and exciting, they do not relieve the tedium of the text and the music.-Linda Staskus, Parma Regional Library, OH Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Peppy paeans to pie . . . with pix! A CD includes a cute, punny song about pie, as well as an instrumental version (suitable, presumably for karaoke) and a solo acoustic version. The lyrics, printed on page four of the book along with the simple tune, constitute the text, each verse repeated on a two-page spread with accompanying illustration. Ebbeler has fashioned vibrant pictures for each, in acrylic paint and black pencil, and full of cheeky humor. The "eggplant parmesan pie" verse, for example, features a wailing opera diva in a gown the color and shape of the purple vegetable she holds. A tiny crying clown holds onto her long cape, using it as a handkerchief. There are ten pies in all, and each flavor matches a musical genre ("Jazz" has a jelly jam pie and "Blues" Mississippi mud). It barely stands alone without the CD, but it's bright and catchy. (Picture book. 3-7)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582461854
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Edition description:
BOOK & CD
Pages:
30
Product dimensions:
9.33(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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