Synopses & Reviews
Olandrsquo; Bear wakes one morning with a hankering for Ugly Pie, so he goes on a search from neighbor to neighbor. All he finds are pies that please the eye and . . . ingredients? Wait a second. Maybe itandrsquo;s time for Olandrsquo; Bear to start cookinandrsquo; up something ugly himself! Olandrsquo; Bear shares that Ugly Pie with his generous neighborsandmdash;and he shares his secret recipe, too, in the back of this book.
Lisa Wheelerandrsquo;s story is a joy to read aloud and some parts just beg to be sung. Heather Solomonandrsquo;s illustrations arenandrsquo;t the least bit ugly, but full of lovely details and charming bears with big olandrsquo; appetites for pie.
"Modern-day children...[will] like the gentle humor, the repetition, the compelling details in the pictures, and the folksy tone."--The Horn Book
"If you're looking for a sweetened followup to a "Stone Soup" retelling, this offers a folklore-friendly slice."--Bulletin
"Wheeler's rural dialect text is fun to read....Even better are Solomon's predominantly watercolor illustrations."--Publishers Weekly
"The watercolor-and-acrylic illustrations pleasingly crowd the pages....Playful type adds swing to Ol' Bear's ditty, while a two-page recipe completes the tasty package."--Booklist
"This humorous tale should appeal greatly to little cubs everywhere."--School Library Journal
"Cozy . . . [A] cheerful ride."--Booklist
"A practically perfect read-aloud . . . This is one ride readers will look forward to taking over and over."--Kirkus Reviews
"A very encouraging story in praise of unlikely friendships."--Kirkus Reviews
"Cleverly mixing suspense and humor, this well-crafted bookand#160;. . . Will surprise, satisfy and spur repeat readings."--Publishers Weekly
"The repetition of the cows' silly names and the ranch-style dialogue will spark a smile or giggle."--School Library Journal
"Great for rowdy story hours."--Booklist
A silly rhyming story about an old bear who's got a taste for Ugly Pie.
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About the Author
has written many irresistible read-aloud picture books, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor-winning Jazz Baby,
illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. She lives in Trenton, Michigan. www.lisawheelerbooks.com
and#160; HEATHER SOLOMON
has illustrated many picture books, and she was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start for her work in Clever Beatrice
by Margaret Willey. She lives in Louisiana.