Cover image for Enemy pie / by Derek Munson ; illustrated by Tara Calahan King.
Enemy pie / by Derek Munson ; illustrated by Tara Calahan King.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 28 cm
Hoping that the enemy pie which his father makes will help him get rid of his enemy, a little boy finds that instead it helps make a new friend.
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MUN Book Easy Collection

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A Reading Rainbow book for your child

Recommend by experts for children who are reading independently and transitioning to longer books.

Teach kindness, courtesy, respect and friendship: It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily Dad had a surefire way to get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire day playing with the enemy! In this funny yet endearing story, one little boy learns an effective recipe for turning a best enemy into a best friend. Accompanied by charming illustrations,Enemy Pie serves up a sweet lesson in the difficulties and ultimate rewards of making new friends.

Fans ofLast Stop on Market Street, Have You Filled a Bucket Today andFirst Day Jitters will love this Reading Rainbow classic,Enemy Pie.

Author Notes

Derek Munson lives in Washington state. This is his first book for children.

Tara Calahan King studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Tara lives in Ohio with her husband Rick. This is her first book for children.

Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

To help his son get rid of a perceived enemy, a wise father agrees to bake his famous Enemy Pie. The suspense around the mysterious pie builds as the boy fulfills his end of the bargain by spending what becomes a very enjoyable day with the now-former enemy. This sly tale is further enhanced by warm colored-pencil illustrations featuring goofy globe-headed characters. From HORN BOOK Spring 2001, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.