Pie In The Sky by Lois EhlertPie In The Sky by Lois Ehlert

Pie In The Sky

byLois Ehlert

Hardcover | April 1, 2004

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Do pies grow on trees? Join a father and child as they watch over their backyard cherry tree - and all the colorful living things surrounding it - throughout the seasons. At the end of the summer, they harvest the cherries together and make a delicious pie for the whole family to enjoy.

This stunning book from bestselling author Lois Ehlert features color concepts, backyard natural history, vibrant collage illustrations, and, best of all, a recipe for making cherry pie. Yum!
LOIS EHLERT has created many picture books, including Leaf Man, Pie in the Sky, In My World, Growing Vegetable Soup, Planting a Rainbow, and the bestselling Waiting for Wings. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Title:Pie In The SkyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.35 inPublished:April 1, 2004Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152165843

ISBN - 13:9780152165840

Appropriate for ages: 4


Editorial Reviews

PreS-Gr. 2. In this well-designed picture book, an unseen child wonders about what his father calls the "pie tree." Through dialogue, the child observes the tree; in the summer it bears fruit: cherries for the birds and raccoons and also for pie (recipe included). The main text, short and well suited to reading aloud, appears throughout the book in large, white letters that show up well against the background colors. In the first half of the book, a few lines of poetry printed in small type appear on each spread, commenting on the child's observations and always ending with, "But no pie." With bright colors and playful touches such as holes on the cover art that represent steam holes in a pie's crust, the book has an inviting look that makes its natural history and cooking lessons more appealing. The vibrant collage illustrations, made with an eclectic combination of materials--from paint and handmade papers to sheet metal, wires, and tree branches--celebrate the colors and simplified shapes of birds, insects, the cherry tree, and, yes, kitchen implements.