An Apple Pie for Dinner

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Carol Baicker-McKee
Marshall Cavendish Children's Books, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
16 Reviews
Granny Smith wants to bake an apple pie, but she doesn’t have any apples. So off she goes with a basketful of plums in hopes that she can make a trade. Granny swaps plums for feathers, feathers for flowers, flowers for a gold coin, a gold coin for a puppy, and a puppy for what she hoped to find in the first place—apples! Then she bakes a delicious apple pie for everyone she has met along the way. Based on an English folktale, each spread is meticulously illustrated in bas-relief made from baked clay, hand-sewn clothing, and mixed media. Author and Illustrator notes and an apple pie recipe are also included.

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Nice story and the illustrations are a marvel. - Goodreads
The illustrations are great. - Goodreads
The mixed media artwork is fantastic. - Goodreads
The claymation illustrations, however, creep me out. - Goodreads
The illustrations are what make the book. - Goodreads

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User Review  - jessica_5906 - LibraryThing

Granny Smith needed apples for some apple pie so she went and searched for some apples. After getting apples she invited everyone to come back with her. Age: 3-5 Source: Pierce College ECE Read full review

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User Review  - Suebee - Goodreads

The illustrations! Wow! So adorable - baked clay. Nice message about neighbors helping neighbors. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Susan VanHecke is a journalist, coauthor of Roadwork: Rock & Roll Turned Inside Out and Three Steps to Heaven: The Eddie Cochran Story, and author of Race with the Devil: Gene Vincent's Life in the Fast Lane, which was adapted into an award-winning screenplay.

Carol Baicker-McKee, Phd, holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Virginia. She writes a monthly column for Nick Jr. magazine and has volunteered and taught in childcare centers and worked as a child and family therapist.

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