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Set in a tiny American town, Madonna's story features the big-hearted and much beloved Mr. Peabody, an elementary school teacher and Little League coach who dedicates his summer Saturdays to the local losing team. The kindly teacher seems to savor life the way he savors his weekly apple--taking pleasure in the little things. One weekend after the game, Tommy Tittlebottom watches Mr. Peabody take his apple without paying for it. The following weekend Tommy calls in reinforcements to witness Mr. Peabody's transgression. By the next Saturday, Mr. Peabody's apparent theft has become grist for the Happville rumor mill and no one comes to Little League practice. These moments truly highlight Long's talents as an illustrator--the handsome Mr. Peabody (part Harry Connick Jr., part Robert Redford) comes to life on the page, his disappointment as palpable as that of Billy Little, the young boy who idolizes him. A simple explanation puts the rumors to rest, but as Mr. Peabody points out in a poignant demonstration, small talk can often lead to big trouble for everyone.
In a wonderful departure from her debut children's book The English Roses, Madonna has created a tribute to 1940's small-town America that delivers a fundamental message about respecting others. Children will love Mr. Peabody and parents will appreciate the gentle nudge with which he delivers his message. Mr. Peabody's Apples unfolds slowly, but readers young and old will want to linger over each illustrated page lovingly rendered in a muted pallet of rich color. --Daphne Durham
The simplicity of this book and it's amazing pictures are what capturing my student's attention. We read it as a part of realistic fiction unit and my kids adored it. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Jessica DeFrancisco
I bought this book for a teacher friend. I just know she's going to love it. The message is so today with all the talk about bullying and being kind and respectful. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Deborah L. Pelton
I use this story with my students to teach the importance of not spreading rumors or gossiping in general. Well written. If you teach or just have children buy it.Published 1 month ago by Constance Reynolds
This is a 300-year-old story authored by "the Baal Shem Tov - Master of the Good Name" -one of the foremost Jewish mystical rabbis. Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. Setareh
I read this book each year to my class to teach them about gossiping and telling stories. Great story and great lesson!Published 2 months ago by April Stone
I didn't receive the book as ordered. Very disappointed that I did not get Mr. Peabody's Apples like I ordered.Published 3 months ago by Hbworth
This is a book everyone should read -- if we all did, the world would be a much better place. I learned of this book though a very successful anti-bullying program in the Silicon... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amy in CA
this is a great story for people young and old. I first heard about it in church one sunday and had to go out and buy it. the seller sent it very quickly and in great condition. Read morePublished 3 months ago by movie fan
I loved this story - great life lessons for all, and I can't say enough good things about it! Although it is a picture book, it is an outstanding book to read aloud to middle... Read morePublished 4 months ago by maureengoodwin