Pie in the Sky

Pie in the Sky Do pies grow on trees Join a father and child as they watch over their backyard cherry tree and all the colorful living things surrounding it throughout the seasons At the end of the summer they harv

  • Title: Pie in the Sky
  • Author: Lois Ehlert
  • ISBN: 9780152165840
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Do pies grow on trees Join a father and child as they watch over their backyard cherry tree and all the colorful living things surrounding it throughout the seasons At the end of the summer, they harvest the cherries together and make a delicious pie for the whole family to enjoy This stunning book from bestselling author Lois Ehlert features color concepts, backyardDo pies grow on trees Join a father and child as they watch over their backyard cherry tree and all the colorful living things surrounding it throughout the seasons At the end of the summer, they harvest the cherries together and make a delicious pie for the whole family to enjoy This stunning book from bestselling author Lois Ehlert features color concepts, backyard natural history, vibrant collage illustrations, and, best of all, a recipe for making cherry pie Yum

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    1. A lovely rhyming story. I picked this book out to read to my children (even though they are a bit old for it), because I love the pictures in Lois Ehlert's books. However, the sweet story and simple directions at the end were also simple and sweet.

    2. This is a neat book about making a pie. It starts with the fruit growing on the tree and ends with the child making a pie. I loved the illustrations.

    3. Pie in the Sky is a brightly colored, wonderfully illustrated story about a little boy and his father who watch their cherry tree grow and change. They eventually make a pie out of the cherries it produces. The first thing that caught my eye was the unusual cover of the book. The cover was brightly colored and decorated with what looked like two birds and a pie which were all contructed in a layered collage manner. The cover also contained six hole in the center of the pie that allowed the reade [...]

    4. In this story, similar to Growing Vegetable Soup, a child narrator traces the growing cycle of a cherry tree. It opens with a kind of riddle: "Dad says it's a pie tree/ I've never seen pies growing on trees." The story then traces the tree's changes throughout the year, culminating as the family harvests cherries and transforms them into cherry pie (recipe included). The riddle is further developed in sidebar-type "I spy" type descriptions listing features of each scene," opening, "I see" and co [...]

    5. What really makes this book stand out are the illustrations. Rather than drawings (or at least, I assume it's not drawn) it appears that textured construction paper was cut out - collage style - to make the pictures. It was really amazing, I spent more time looking at the intracate details of the illustrations than I did reading.The reading is very, very easy, but cute. The father tells the son that the tree in the yard is a "Pie tree". So each day the son is waiting to see pies on the tree. Non [...]

    6. Plot Summary:A child watches a “pie tree” (cherry tree) grow through the seasons until it’s time to pick the cherries and make the pie. Along with the main story in large letters is details about the pictures (what the child sees) in smaller letters, always ending with “But no pie.”Personal Evaluation:It’s such a bright, colorful book that small children would love. The story is simple, but the illustrations make the book. It would be great to use for predicting and for math, with th [...]

    7. What a fun book! I'm a sucker for collage-style illustrations, so this bright rainbow-colored book appealed to me from the start. There are two levels to the text. One is the story itself, and then in smaller text there is an "I-spy" list on each page. It's a super-simple hidden picture book suitable for the pre-school crowd, but I imagine it would be a nice opportunity to talk about colors. There's also a cherry pie recipe on the last couple of pages that would be fun for a bigger kid to make w [...]

    8. “Pie in the Sky” is about a child who waits all year for a pie to grow on his tree. As the seasons pass the child describes every detail of the pie tree (other than having actually seen a pie grow). The book progresses this way until the reader finally comes to the realization that a pie will not grow on the tree only the cherries to make the pie. At this point in the book the child finally picks the cherries off the tree and bakes a pie. The book actually incorporates a real pie recipe into [...]

    9. NY, Harcourt, 2004The author/illustrator Lois Ehlert has a fun, bright picture book for many uses in a lower elementary literacy lesson. It could be used in teaching about the seasons; the cherry tree goes through all the seasonal changes-Ehlert details these changes that happen in order to get the cherries needed for a pie. Many comprehension questions could be asked; retelling, sequential order, what do you notice? etc. Ehlert has unique collage-like illustrations that are fun to look at and h [...]

    10. This book is about a child wanting to eat pie. He/she looks outside to see if they can see a cheery pie in the cherry tree. But all they see are birds and tress and pretty skies. I don't think the child understood that the pie is made with the cherry's from the tree, the pie doesn't grow on the tree.This book was not my favorite. I didn't like the illustrations, or the way the words were written on the page. Some were really big, and then there was a small section of tiny writing that I missed a [...]

    11. This book shows a father and son watching a tree in their backyard thorugh all the different seasons. The father tells his son it is a pie tree, but the son doesn't understand because he has never seen a pie grow in a tree before. I didn't enjoy this book. I didn't understand what the purpose of the book was even though at the end they make a pie hence the pie tree. I did not like the illustrations because they were very dark. There was also a mix between large and small print on the page and I [...]

    12. What stood out to me most about this book was the use of color and illustration it had. The cover of the book caught my attention from a mile away. I think that this book would be suited for a preschool/kindergarten class due to the amount of expression and art on each page. It also provides an "I see" on each page that you can use to guide interaction while you read. I also like how this book actually goes through the steps in order to make a pie. I feel like if I were doing this with one of my [...]

    13. My boys were never enthralled with this book but I'm not sure why. I would definitely give this a try in a small group. The graphics are dark on some pages but they are made from felt and paper which I love. This book typifies a young child's thoughts: If a dad said "this is a pie tree" a child's first thought would most likely be "where are the pies"? Side note, my teenager was reading this review as I typed and he argued "I loved this book! I always used to read it on my own". Score :) This is [...]

    14. This children's picture book describes a child's experiences of baking a cherry pie with her dad. This simple book uses the concept of sequencing to describe the steps of what to do in regards to making preparations, gathering supplies, and baking the pie. I think this book is perfect to use with a sequencing activity because the children can put the events in order that took place in the book. This book is also very unique because it shows a different type of text: a recipe book. This book can [...]

    15. An absolutely gorgeous book.Ehlert guides our little ones through the seasons, dragonflies, leaves, caterpillars, blossoms, birds and the final surprise of what blossoms on the old tree to make 'Pie in the Sky' with.Pie recipe included in the most imaginative and creative way. As an aside, I would personally change the recipe to reflect our dietary preferences but the book stands on it's own! The illustrations are wonderfully inspiring and can turn into a great craft activity with kids for seaso [...]

    16. 2.5I was so sad to not love this. There were some aspects of the book that were cute and interactive, but there just seem to be so many others that teach the content in a more interesting way. I must readily admit that I believe this would be entirely more satisfying to little girls than boys. The art style of cut image collages is nice, but Sundiata was far better to me. A decent book for very early readers with sight words, decent repetition, and bright colors, you may wish to grab it at the l [...]

    17. This book is great, and not just because it talks about pie the whole time, either. This book is told from the first person viewpoint of a little boy whose Dad promised him some pie. He waits all through fall and winter and into spring for his pie. I enjoy this book because it has little side narrations from the little boy at the end of each page. It also provides a yummy cherry recipe at the end of the book, what a treat!I would use this book in my classroom to talk about patience and waiting.

    18. Dad tells his child(ren) that they have a pie tree in the yard. They watch the change of seasons to see what happens to the tree. When harvest time arrives, they make a pie together.Two different texts are offered in Pie in the Sky. The large print is the pie story and the small print is the observations of the child(ren). For storytime, I only read the large print. The small print would work well for older readers and a one-to-one read aloud session.Theme: WI FruitAdditional themes: pie, cherri [...]

    19. "Pie in the Sky" by Lois Ehlert is about a little child who waits for this pie to grow on a tree. As time starts to go by, he describes the tree and what is happening. I love how this book also gives a real pie recipe to use. This would be such a great book to read to your classroom because it has a great storyline, and also who doesn't like pie? This would be a fun book to read and make a pie for as well.

    20. The illustrations are wonderful, and I love following a tree through the seasons. BUT the actual physical layout of the book is not great! The first page, there's two half-page flaps, one on top of each other. The first three times The Man read the book, he totally missed these. And in his defense, it is easy to miss. They literally are identical. And then there are no more flaps to be seen! What the actual hell.

    21. Do pies grow on trees? Indirectly, they do. A child takes readers through the story and watches the tree in the backyard change until it bears fruit and it is ripe for picking. Then, the process of baking a cherry pie begins. I love books that describe a process. This book does that two times; first, with the tree maturing, thn with the baking of the pie. A good read aloud with papercut collage illustrations. Recipe included. PreK-2.

    22. Lois Ehlert is one of my very favorite authors and illustrators of children's books. She is educational in her topics, words and pictures, but still very entertaining. I like everything about her books, even down to the typeset that she uses for her stories. Thanks, Lois, for all of the great books that have entertained and educated me and my children!This is on the hardcover shelf.

    23. This would be a great book to use to teach students to predict what is going to happen next in the story. It can also be used to be talk about the different seasons and what trees do in the different seasons. The illustrations are very different and I think that the students will like them. Since we are talking about pie this could also be used to move into a conversation on fractions.

    24. This is a fantastic book to read to young children about the process of making a pie. I love how the book starts with the tree and follows the whole process of the cherries growing to including an actual recipe to make your own cherry pie at home. I think children will enjoy reading this, learning about a pie comes to be, and then making their own.

    25. Pie in the sky talks about the entire process of making pie. She didn't understand how pie grew on trees but she then realized that the main ingredient, cherries, is what grew on the trees! I enjoyed how the book ended by discussing all of the steps to make cherry pie and it may be something that students would want to do at home after learning how to.

    26. This is a book with fantastic illustrations that draw the reader in. The story is one that is fun but also informational about the interaction between nature and humans. It shows young readers how the two can work together and at the end there is a recipe for a pie that can include the parent and the child which is a great touch to the ending.

    27. I enjoyed reading this book. It is a how to book and also a fun fictional book as well. It begins when an insect moves into a pie tree and goes through the process of how it can become a pie. I liked that there is an I-Spy aspect to the book and the illustrations are fantastic. This would be great read for children and a great mentor text as well.

    28. My son asked to make cherry pie after we read this. I love that the recipe and instructions are part of the story, not just on the endpages. It was neat to see all of the animals trying out the cherries before they got to pick theirs. I'll probably get this one out again in the future when our mulberry tree is ready for harvest (if we can beat the birds and squirrels to them!).

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