HOW TO MAKE A CHERRY PIE AND SEE THE U.S.A. by Marjorie Priceman

HOW TO MAKE A CHERRY PIE AND SEE THE U.S.A.

Age Range: 5 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

The visuals take the cake, or rather the pie, in this folksy jaunt across the country. As a follow-up to the bestselling How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (1994), Priceman sticks with a more local focus. Here, readers take a nonsensical and roundabout journey in search of items to make a cherry pie. Hail a taxi in New York and go to “the corner of Pennsylvania and Ohio” for coal to make a pie pan, then to a cotton farm in Louisiana to make potholders, to New Mexico for clay to make a mixing bowl and so forth. Strangely, the ingredients for the actual pie are not on the shopping list, just the raw materials to make the cooking equipment. Though informational, the journey is filled with so many random distractions young readers may have a hard time sticking with it. The rustic, lush illustrations, however, are as delicious as a cherry pie right from the oven, and for readers who really want to make one, there’s a simple recipe included. (Picture book. 5-8)

Pub Date: Oct. 14th, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-375-81255-2
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Knopf
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2008




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