The Pie Is Cherry

The Pie Is Cherry

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by Michael Rex
     
 

A bright and simple concept book takes readers through a noisy, smelly, sudsy, cluttered, and thoroughly enjoyable kitchen.

"The dishwasher is loud.

The counter is cluttered.

The blender is noisy.

The sandwich is cut.

The bags are plastic.

The milk is spilled.

The popcorn is popping!"

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Overview

A bright and simple concept book takes readers through a noisy, smelly, sudsy, cluttered, and thoroughly enjoyable kitchen.

"The dishwasher is loud.

The counter is cluttered.

The blender is noisy.

The sandwich is cut.

The bags are plastic.

The milk is spilled.

The popcorn is popping!"

Through breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, the kitchen is filled with interesting sights, smells, sounds and tastes. On this delicious trip through the kitchen, detail-rich scenes will delight young children as they recognize familiar foods and objects and learn new words to describe them. There's lots of fun to be had in the room where the syrup is sticky, the candy is hidden and the pie is cherry!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Rex (My Race Car) invites readers to spend breakfast, lunch and dinner with a family of round-faced, redheaded kids as they explore their kitchen's contents. He appeals to all five senses as he covers the colors in a fruit bowl, opposites ("The watermelon is big. The raisin is small") and best of all messes, all duly noted in brief declarative sentences ("The bacon is sizzling. The egg is fried"). But even as the sentences stack up (the fruit bowl spread has nine), the simple repetitive syntax never grows wearying. Rex has a winning eye for domestic detail (in the cabinet, a yellow arrow points to where "The candy is hidden") and his boldly colored, comic-book stylings provide plenty of visual variety. Youngsters may well be inspired to go on a kitchen safari of their own; at the very least, they'll conclude that as Rex might put it the book is fun. Ages 3-6. (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Young readers senses will be brought to life as they venture into a delicious trip to the kitchen. The tale begins with a new day when the sun is up, the window open and breakfast with all its sights and smells (good and bad) greet the reader. The five senses are treated to eye-popping colors and textures. Silverware that is sharp, pointy or smooth, tall glasses, short glasses, fruits of every color and size grace the pages. Shapes are revealed along with foods that are sweet, spicy, salty and sour. Lettuce is crisp, croutons are crunchy and carrots are chopped. Stoves are hot, freezers are cold, chickens are baked and beef can be broiled. Rex's whimsical and rich illustrations are cleverly detailed with the large text and comic-like format. This book is a luscious treat and will awaken the senses of all who enter the yummy, gooey, sweet pages of this book. 2001, Henry Holt, $15.95. Ages 4 to 8. Reviewer: Sue Reichard
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-This book about descriptive words follows three siblings through the course of a day's meals, labeling everything in sight and eating a good deal of it. "The bacon is sizzling. The egg is fried. The banana is peeled." Between the foodstuffs, Rex has created a series of scenes that are somewhat haphazardly linked, e.g., "The counter is cluttered. The blender is noisy. The drawer is full." While his Adobe-colored pencil illustrations are certainly cheerful and as bright as a box of crayons, they are at times as cluttered as the depicted countertops. Overall, an unfulfilling slice of pie.-Lisa Gangemi Krapp, Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805067170
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
09/15/2001
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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