Fabulous Pie by Gareth Edwards

Fabulous Pie

Written by Gareth Edwards
Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

3+ readers   Children's Book Award 2016   All Shortlists and Winners   5+ readers   
Download an extract Add to wishlist Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

Shortlisted for Children’s Book Award 2016, Books for Younger Children category Fabulous Pie is shortlisted for the Children’s Book Award, the only children’s prize selected by children. In the story a bear calls out to the other inhabitants of the forest for help filling a pie he’s making. Mouse, otter, badger and squirrel all help bringing him their very favourite foods, but somehow Bear isn’t satisfied… Readers will quickly guess what Bear really wants for his pie! It all builds, Gruffalo-like, to a rip-roaring climax with a narrow escape for the little animals and a well-deserved come-uppance for the bear! Children will love the pictures, the bouncy rhyme, the funny story and – most of all – they’ll like being one step ahead of the characters. A tasty treat indeed! ~ Andrea Reece


Fabulous Pie by Gareth Edwards

Deep in the forest, a very bad bear is baking a fabulous pie. All the woodland animals want to help him find the perfect filling, so they bring him their favourite foods: berries, nuts, honey and salmon. But the bear has a better idea for what can go in the pie ...the animals themselves!

With wonderfully humorous illustrations from the internationally bestselling Guy Parker-Rees and a superb rhyming text from Gareth Edwards, the creators of Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner are on fine form with this romp through the forest.

About the Author

Gareth Edwards is a BBC TV producer whose credits include That Mitchell and Webb Look, Spaced and Still Open All Hours. He is the author of The Disgusting Sandwich and Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner. Gareth lives in London.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info


32 pages


Gareth Edwards
More books by Gareth Edwards



Publication date

5th March 2015




You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.

Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new books

Elosie Clarkson – age 11

Lovereading 4 schools