Singling out the "offbeat nostalgia" of the "energetic" watercolors in this tale of a round-the-world grocery trip, PW called Priceman "a master of whimsy." Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Grade 1-3-In this whimsical, geographical shopping journey, a young baker thinks of how to proceed if the market is closed. She directs readers, via various modes of transportation, to gather seminola wheat in Italy, a chicken (for its egg) in France, bark from the kurundu (cinnamon) tree in Sri Lanka, a cow (for butter) in England, salt water and sugar cane in Jamaica, and apples in Vermont. Processing the worldly ingredients is quickly handled, a pie is baked, and friends are invited to share. A look around the table reveals children from all of the countries in which the foods have been found. A recipe for apple pie appears on the last page. The brightly colored pictures are fanciful, revealing cheerful, busy people working in towns, fields, and forests of the various countries. The purposeful girl in a green pinafore collects her ingredients with enthusiasm and good cheer. A lighthearted, pleasurable selection.
Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Love this story. Great way to in cooperate social studies/ geography.Published 24 days ago by amckinley
This is a SUPER book -- I only withheld one star because no matter what binding we purchase, it seems to fall apart. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anonymously Me
My son and I enjoyed this book for it's fun premise and illustrations, but I also appreciated the emphasis on learning where ingredients originate and what goes into making a... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Julie B
What a great book! Very Montessori like. Teaching the child where everything comes from...(and not a grocery store). Cooking from scratch and it has a great recipe @ the end of it!Published 6 months ago by mdnyc
So sweet. There is also a great read-aloud of this book.Published 8 months ago by Critical Consumer
Made the apple pie with students while studying countries and continents.Published 8 months ago by Cathy