Monday, September 21, 2009

Kid Pick of the Week

Last week, I was a day late with my children's book pick and this week I'm a day ahead. Tuesdays are usually very full days for me, so I'm really just trying not to be tardy again. Last week I shared a book that meant a lot to me when I was younger, but this week's choice is a book I found when my children were little.



How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
is a precious little book that is similar in mindset to the well-know If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, but Apple Pie is so much more fun. What happens if you want to make apple pie, but don't have the ingredients and the market is closed? Well, of course you have to travel the world to find the very best ingredients!

We had great fun with this book. It inspired artwork and map studies, and -- of course -- cooking lessons. Thanks to this book, we learned that Madagascar is a pear-shaped island off the coast of Africa, and that French cows are happier than British ones. :-)

It's great fun, the pie finally gets baked, and just when you're ready to eat . . . oh dear! There's no ice cream! What's your vote? More round-the-world frolicking? Where can you get the best ingredients for ice cream anyway?

And, yes, there is a recipe included in the back. Yum, yum, yum.

2 comments:

Maury said...

I saw this book in my list of lapbooks the other day, and was wondering if it would be good. I think I will have to go reserve it from the library....sounds like a good one!

challmeyeralways said...

I LOVE this book! it is so wonderful! so much fun and disguised learning too... and along with it is "how to make a cherry pie and tour the USA" (not sure of the exact words right now, but you get the point) WONDERFUL!