Tara Calahan King (Illustrator)
Summer is the perfect time to relax and hang out in your treehouse!! Until Jeremy Ross moves in. Jeremy Ross is not a good friend - always bragging and making fun. Luckily Dad know just the remedy: ENEMY PIE. An old family recipe that's been handed down for generations, it is sure to get rid of Jeremy Ross - somehow. The funniest part of the story is the narrator guessing what exactly might happen to his number one enemy when he eats the pie.
In a funny, but sweet, story, Derek Munson explores the theme of friendship. This beautifully illustrated picture book is a great tale of the trials and tribulations of making and keeping new friends. Teacher Bonus: there are tons of lesson plans online to teach the themes. My favorite is from UEN and can be found here. This would also be a great beginning of the year activity and could be tied into character education and six traits writing.