Monday, September 14, 2020

"Peyton Picks the Perfect Pie" - a bookwrap


Meet Peyton. She fears trying new foods. This book is a celebration of food and community that shows how trying new foods can help you discover something new and yummy to eat.  


Peyton Picks the Perfect Pie: A Thanksgiving Celebration 

by Jack Bishop
Illustrations by Michelle Bee Nutter

* Ages:  PS-3
* Reading Level:  4-8 years
* Hardcover:  32 pages
* Publisher:  America's Test Kitchen Kids
* Pub. Date:  September 1, 2020
* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

Peyton's family is hosting the Thanksgiving get-together this year and the entrance ticket for those invited is to bring a pie.  Peyton is not a picky eater she just has her own rules about what she likes to eat.  She dislikes when two foods touch on her plate.  She is not fond of green, orange or red foods and she certainly doesn't go for gooey, gummy, sticky, slimy, frosted, flaky, chunky or lumpy foods. But this Thanksgiving dinner she vows to her beloved dog Milo that she will try one new food. 

A parade of pies pass through her door with names such as Boston Cream Pie, whoopie pies, ruffled milk pie, plum galette, Mississippi mud pie and more.  Her mom makes a delicious apple pie to add to the eclectic pastry collection.  Which one will Peyton choose to indulge in?  Which one do you think will be chosen?  

The illustrations are extremely well done with lots of expression and activity.  The invitees are diverse and the spirit of the dinner is happy and spirited.  The book is a celebration of food, family, and community.  "Peyton Picks the Perfect Pie" encourages kids to step out of their comfort zone and discover something new to delight their tastebuds.  The author has included a recipe, "Best-Ever Apple Pie,"  for the the perfect pie. How fun is that?   I highly approve this book. 

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Meet the Author

Jack Bishop has been writing about food for more than 30 years. He is the author of six cookbooks and has edited dozens more. Jack has been a fixture on public television for the past 20 years and he leads the creative teams at America's Test Kitchen. This is his first picture book.

About the Illustrator

Michelle Mee Nutter is a Boston-based illustrator constantly in awe of food. The skills she lacks in the kitchen, Michelle makes up for in her studio that she shares with a lovable cat and four other artists. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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