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Tiny Pieby Mark Bailey and Michael Oatman and Edward Hemingway
Synopses & Reviews
Little Ellie the elephant is the only kid at the grown-up party. And when she can't reach the irresistible table of desserts, she wonders why everything is always for big people. Just then, Ellie hears a curious noise coming from a mouse hole in the kitchen — a chef mouse is baking a tiny pie in front of a live TV audience of mice! As Ellie observes the mouses fantastical confectionary demonstrations, she learns that if you are big enough to eat dessert, then you can make it too!
Mark Bailey and Michael Oatman's amiable writing cleverly introduces children to the five senses while playing with the notion of size, pairing perfectly with Edward Hemingway's endearing and nostalgic illustrations. Children drawn to animals and sweet treats will be encouraged to call back the text as it is read aloud, and parents will be delighted to see a delicious recipe contributed by celebrated chef, Alice Waters!
“This beautifully illustrated picture book is delightful. Readers will linger over the vibrant paintings that fill each page to soak in every detail.” School Library Journal
Lively picture book featuring elephants and mice, a tiny apple pie, and a recipe contributed by Alice Waters.
Little Ellie the elephant is the only kid at a grown-up party. No one is paying any attention to poor Ellie, and she cant reach the food! Why must everything be for big people?
Then to Ellie's surprise, she discovers a little chef mouse inside a hole in the wall, and he's filming a cooking show! Ellie can see that his sharp senses are key ingredients for a successful tiny pie. Will this be the perfect snack that's just her size?
As an added treat, Alice Waters has contributed a delicious tiny apple pie recipe perfect for little hands (and big appetites)!
About the Author
Mark Bailey is an author and Emmy-nominated screenwriter. His previous books include American Hollow and Hemingway and Bailey's Bartending Guide to Great American Writers. This is Bailey's first book for children. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.
Michael Oatman is a collage and installation artist living in Troy, NY, where he is a professor of architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His artwork has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad. This is Oatman's first book for children and young elephants.
Edward Hemingway is a writer and illustrator with a lifelong love of elephants. His previous children's books include Bump in the Night and Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship, which was selected for the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show 2012. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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