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
diverse writing career includes writing award-winning documentary films for the past decade, adult non-fiction books including critics' favorite Hemingway and Baileys Bartending Guide to Great American Writers
illustrated by Edward Hemingway, and screenplays for feature films. Presently he is writing a screen adaptation of the super-hero the Black Panther for Marvel. This is his first book for children. Bailey lives with his wife Rory Kennedydaughter of Robert F. Kennedyand their three children.
Michael Oatman is a professor of art and architectural drawing at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute. He works as a collage and installation artist and his art has been exhibited at museums and galleries around the world. He was named the best local artist of 2005” by Metroland, and praised by the Albany Times Union for producing some of the most ambitious, challenging work on the art scene.”
Edward Hemmingway is commonly identified as the youngest grandson of writing legend Ernest Hemingway, but he is building a reputation all his own. Earning his bachelor degree from Rhode Island School of Design, he went on to receive a master's degree from the School of Visual Arts. His writing has appeared in Nickelodeon Magazine, GQ, Gourmet, and The New York Times and he wrote and illustrated the picture book Bump in the Night.
Alice Waters is a chef, author, and the proprietor of Chez Panisse. She is a passionate advocate for a food economy that is good, clean, and fair.” In 1996, Waterss commitment to education led to the creation of The Edible Schoolyard at Berkeleys Martin Luther King, Jr., Middle School: a one-acre garden, an adjacent kitchen-classroom, and an eco-gastronomic” curriculum. Among many other accomplishments and endeavors, she is also the author of eight books, including The Art of Simple Food: Notes and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution.