Several weeks (months?) ago I created this page so we could all share and talk about our favorite children's books. And now ... finally ... I am doing it!
"Mom Pie" is one of my favorites from the days when I read my boys picture books. At the time we found this book, my boys were ages 7 and 4 - about the same age as the boys in the story.
In this delightful and realistic book, Mom is too busy to pay attention to the boys because company is coming over. She is stirring, cleaning, arranging ... and the kids are upset and confused that she doesn't have time for them.
So they make a pie - putting several things that remind them of her into a dish. I'll let you read the rest.
The illustrations are adorable and spot-on, as in this depiction of mom getting ready. Look at the clock. Isn't that exactly how it feels to be rushing?
My children loved this book and I know yours will, too!
"Mom Pie" is by Lynne Jonell and illustrated by Petra Mathers.