Apple of My Pie by Mika Song, 128 pp, RL 1.5

 

Apple of My Pie 

by Mika Song

Review Copy from RHGraphics


While I missed Norma and Belly's first adventure in Donut Feed the Squirrels, I am happy that they have embarked on another food-centered adventure in Apple of My Pie. The adventure begins when Gramps, with his hilariously oversized spectacles, needs a break from reading out loud to Little Bee. The pair head down from their tree and off to the farmer's market where Gramps finds himself on a truck headed to an apple farm and pie making factory. Little Bee runs back home to rally Norma and Belly and make a rescue plan. As the trio sets their plan in action, Gramps is headed down a conveyor belt and into the pie factory with the rest of the apples - minus his glasses. Norma, Belly and Little Bee do their best, but it is Helen, a student visiting the orchard on a field trip, who spots Gramps and keeps him from being gobbled up in a pie eating contest before returning him, pie and all, to the Osage orange tree where they live in the park.

Song's illustrations zip with energy and action - and squirrels - and they pop with color, especially the reds of the apples and the yellows of the school bus.

Book 1 in the Norma & Belly Series



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