Freshly Baked Pie


Children - Picture Book
54 Pages
Reviewed on 12/28/2018
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Author Biography

Lora Rozler is the author of 4 children's picture-books, including Words, Freshly Baked Pie, Lucky Me and The Three Witty Goats Gruff. She is an elementary school teacher whose passion for writing and art began at a young age and followed her into the classroom. When she is not teaching or running around the vibrant city of Toronto with her two children, she enjoys fiddling with words, crafting them into whimsical poems and stories.
To learn more, visit her website, www.lorarozler.com

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Meet five-year-old Emily in the storybook Freshly Baked Pie by Lora Rozler. Emily does not think being five is easy and it is all about bouncing pigtails and wearing colorful dresses. She is not too happy going to bed when the sun is still out, cleaning her room when she wants to play, and all the rules. Saturday is her favorite day because that is the day her Grandma Betsy comes. What is even more special is seeing the freshly baked pie sitting on the window sill. Emily is tempted watching the strawberry jam oozing, the buttery crust, and the aroma. She cannot wait, though her dad and mum have asked her to stay away from it and not touch it. Will Emily be able resist or will she give in to temptation?

The story is adorable and I like the way the author makes Emily's temptation to taste the pie whimsical and delightful. The illustrations are as charming as the story, Emily, and the pie, and they breathe life into the story and the characters. Emily's character is lovable, well portrayed, real, and tangible to young readers. I enjoyed the part where the pie speaks to Emily and that makes the book magical and gives it a mischievous twist. The manner in which Emily goes through those tempting emotions while looking at the freshly baked pie will bring a smile to the faces of all readers. It is a good story for bedtime storytelling and can be used for read aloud and storytelling sessions in classrooms.

Natalie

I absolutely adore this book. My daughter asks me to read it every night. It's funny and educational as it introduces her to new vocabulary.

Noreen

I read this book with my children. We laughed all the way. It's so relatable (not just for kids). My kids loved guessing what Emily would do next.

Scott

Funny and cute. Beautiful pictures too!