Ugly Pie by Lisa Wheeler
  

Synopsis

Ugly Pie by Lisa Wheeler

Ol' Bear wakes one morning with a hankering for Ugly Pie, so he goes on a search from neighbour to neighbour. All he finds are pies that please the eye and...ingredients? Wait a second. Maybe it's time for Ol' Bear to start cookin' up something ugly himself! Ol' Bear shares that Ugly Pie with his generous neighbours-and he shares his secret recipe, too, in the back of this book. Lisa Wheeler's story is a joy to read aloud and some parts just beg to be sung. Heather Solomon's illustrations aren't the least bit ugly, but full of lovely details and charming bears with big ol' appetites for pie.

Reviews

Modern-day children...[will] like the gentle humor, the repetition, the compelling details in the pictures, and the folksy tone. --The Horn Book

If you're looking for a sweetened followup to a Stone Soup retelling, this offers a folklore-friendly slice. --Bulletin

Wheeler's rural dialect text is fun to read....Even better are Solomon's predominantly watercolor illustrations. --Publishers Weekly

The watercolor-and-acrylic illustrations pleasingly crowd the pages....Playful type adds swing to Ol

's ditty, while a two-page recipe completes the tasty package. --Booklist This humorous tale should appeal greatly to little cubs everywhere. --School Library Journal

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About the Author

LISA WHEELER has written many irresistible read-aloud picture books, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor-winning Jazz Baby, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. She lives in Trenton, Michigan.www.lisawheelerbooks.comHEATHER SOLOMON has illustrated many picture books, and she was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start for her work in Clever Beatrice by Margaret Willey. She lives in Louisiana.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Lisa Wheeler
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Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Publication date

3rd April 2014

ISBN

9780544239616


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