Apple Pie ABC
Hyperion, 2011 (2011)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
his unusual alphabet book showcases the antics of a little, cute puppy who sees a fresh apple pie sitting on the kitchen table. The poor little fellow is determined to get a taste of the treat.
o he will '
jump up for it
', but the little girl who made it is just as determined to see that he is '
kept away from it
'. Poor pup! Now she points to the kitchen door and he must '
leave without it
'. Now the dog is '
' but he is '
not giving up
s you can see, the flow of the limited text highlights the letters of the alphabet in such a manner that the young reader is learning his or her ABCs as the tale of the pup and his attempts to get at the apple pie unfolds.
s the little fellow successful? Of course, the resolute puppy will find a way to achieve his goal which means '
' and then he'll fall asleep in a chair and dream - '
he illustrations are simple but eye appealing and the clever text draws the young reader in, making this volume a welcome departure from the usual type of ABC book where various objects are pictured and named.
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