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ISBN-13: 9780811827782
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 09/01/2000
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 12,360
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD330L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 8 Years

About the Author

Derek Munson lives in Washington state. This is his first book for children.

Tara Calahan King studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Tara lives in Ohio with her husband Rick. This is her first book for children.

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Enemy Pie 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
farfromkansas on LibraryThing 27 days ago
Enemy Pie, written by Derek Munson and illustrated by Tara Calahan King, is an amusing tale about how to turn worst enemies into real friends. The story starts when Jeremy Ross moves into the neighborhood, upsetting the narrator; as the little boy tells his father about this ¿enemy,¿ the father reassures his son that he knows the best way to get rid of enemies: ¿enemy pie.¿ The father tricks his son into spending a whole day with the boy¿s nemesis and the boys actually become friends; later, the father tells his son to invite Jeremy over for dinner, at which point the dad feeds everyone a delicious pie ¿ the ¿enemy pie¿ of the title, which isn¿t really for enemies at all. Although the boy never quite figures out his father¿s recipe for ¿getting rid of enemies,¿ the reader will undoubtedly learn a thing or two about friendship from this clever story.Enemy Pie is definitely a story aimed at elementary school boys, with sports, throwing water balloons at girls, and bringing earthworms from the garden into the kitchen; however, the complex lesson at the heart of the story (that enemies are only friends waiting to be converted) is one that will appeal to older children of both genders ¿ and, perhaps, their parents, as well. Although King¿s illustrations of people can be a bit off-putting (seeing eyes drawn so far apart on the faces of characters in the story is unintentionally disturbing), her attention to detail for settings is truly impressive. Overall, though, King¿s illustrations (like Munson¿s story) are strangely endearing ¿ almost like the awkwardness that the young boy faces, as he converts an enemy into a friend. As a whole, Enemy Pie is an intelligent story with a cunning twist that might just teach a thing or two to readers of all ages.Citation:Munson, Derek, and Tara Calahan King. Enemy Pie. San Francisco: Chronicle, 2000. Print.
jenscypinski on LibraryThing 27 days ago
One boy learns how to use a special pie recipe to deal with his enemy. A great read aloud for classes to open discussions on friendship.
sunnyburke on LibraryThing 27 days ago
This is a great book!!! This book is about a young boy who has an enemy and wants to find a way to get rid of him or to get revenge on him. The father and son come up with a great idea to get back at the enemy and it involves making an enemy pie. What the boy doesn't know is that while the dad is making the pie, the boy has to go aqnd pretend to be friends with his enemy. As time goes on, the boy realizes that his enemy isn't so bad after all and that they actually do have a lot in common with each other. In the end a friendship is made and the enemy pie only brings them closer together!
elle0467 on LibraryThing 27 days ago
A little boy strugles with a new neighbor who is not the nicest person to him. He eventually learns to forgive his neighbor and they surprisingly take a turn to become best friends. -Lesson in forgiveness-Grades 1-6-Great for fathers to teach thier children the meaning of forgiveness and friendship
burke73 on LibraryThing 27 days ago
This is a great book!!! This book is about a young boy who has an enemy and wants to find a way to get rid of him or to get revenge on him. The father and son come up with a great idea to get back at the enemy and it involves making an enemy pie. What the boy doesn't know is that while the dad is making the pie, the boy has to go aqnd pretend to be friends with his enemy. As time goes on, the boy realizes that his enemy isn't so bad after all and that they actually do have a lot in common with each other. In the end a friendship is made and the enemy pie only brings them closer together!
aconant05 on LibraryThing 27 days ago
This young boy's father tells him the secret to getting rid of your enemies... baking some enemy pie! However, he must hang out with his enemy for the whole day to make it work.
missmichelle on LibraryThing 27 days ago
Age Appropriateness: PrimaryGenre:This book is a great example of realistic fiction because it can teach children how to make friends out of enemies. The boy in this book goes through very similar things that children are faced with when making friends. The author makes the characters very plausible and the reader is able to feel how the boy is feeling about spending a whole day with someone he saw as his enemy, but turned into a friend.
erineell on LibraryThing 27 days ago
Enemy Pie is a picturebook with universal appeal; it deals with how to handle conflict and relationships. The narrator's (a young boy) summer is quickly ruined as Jeremy Ross moves into the neighborhood. Jeremy strikes him out in baseball and hangs out with his best friend, making the boy see him as his number one enemy. The boy's solution on how to get rid of his enemy comes from his dad who makes an enemy pie. Part of the requirement is the boy has to hangout with Jeremy for a day and be nice to him. The boy quickly learns that he and his enemy have a lot in common and might actual be friends. Children will identify with the narrator's feelings of being left out and it shares a great message of not to judge someone before getting to know them. The illustrations are vibrant and add to the story's emotions. This a great book read aloud book, especially when discussing bullying and friendship. Age Appropriateness: Kindergarten- 3rd gradeThis story could be used through all grades, not just primary, to emphasize not to make judgement on people before getting to know them.Munson, D. (2000). Enemy pie. San Francisco: Chronicle Books.
fvalle89 on LibraryThing 27 days ago
It was used as a read-aloud for a 4th grade class and they loved it! They were very engaged in it and it's a fun way to present the theme of getting to know people before you judge them or turn them into your enemy.
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tchrreader More than 1 year ago
How do you get rid of an enemy? This is the recipe. I read this story in my character lessons at school and to my own children at home. Social skills are a huge part of growing up. Being accepted and making friendship connections are so important to kids. Kids often say, I don't have any friends, or he doesn't like me. This is a fun story with a positive message that teaches a great lesson. How do you get rid of an enemy? make enemy pie of course. Get this book to find out how. I highly recommend it.
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Pearl1955 More than 1 year ago
This story is very good. Parents should read it with child and discuss it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I've read in a long time!!!! It teaches the value of giving people a chance, and communicates how parents can teach their children with love and patience. Two thumbs up~ Kudos to Derek!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an adorable way to prove to children that you can get rid of your enemies by treating them like your friends. The pictures were great and the story will keep children interested all the way through.