Jennifer Starkman, July 7, 2007 (view all comments by Jennifer Starkman)
If you wanted to bake an apple pie, but found the store closed when you went to buy the ingredients, what would you do? Why, travel the world to gather them from their original sources, of course!
In a story that charmingly brings to mind current gourmet trends promoting the use of local ingredients and food prepared lovingly from scratch, the protagonist of How to Make an Apple Pie literally travels the globe, gathering each of the ingredients for her pie. Priceman has managed to create a story that is not only entertaining, but provides a simple-yet-vivid lesson on geography and the origins and preparation of the foods we eat, in language simple enough for a preschooler to enjoy and understand
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