Sunday, July 17, 2011

Enemy Pie

Enemy Pie 
Derek Munson
Tara Calahan King (Illustrator)
September, 2000

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.


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