Jacob learned the rules of baking from watching Chef Monty on TV, and now he is ready to make his own peach pie in his Easy-On Oven. Even when things get messy and Jacob's parents say there is no more time for baking, he is determined to see his pie through to the end. Cari Best's tasty text and Melissa Sweet's scrumptious collage illustrations combine to make a picture book as satisfying as a perfect slice of pie.Easy as Pie is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
“Cari Best has done it again with a charming text full of the meaning of life.” –Library Media Connection, STARRED review
“A sweet look at a spunky kid with great problem-solving skills and some rules that are easily applicable to everyday life.” —Kirkus Reviews
“While young readers can make Happy Peach Pie (recipe on the back jacket), this is about more than pie making. Important themes abound–love, security, cooperation, warmth, respect–and somehow all are tied to the simple acts of cooking and eating together. A delicious book for all collections.” -School Library Journal
“Sweet’s glowing, citrus-bright collage scenes capture all the warmth, energy, and fun in this well-paced story that folds sly messages about working through problems into the celebratory tale. Chef Monty’s list of rules and a recipe for “Happy Peach Pie” complete this sweet treat.” -Booklist
Download the Easy as Pie projects for children to do at home and in the classroom