Disclaimer: I received a copy of Freshly Baked Pie in order to write this review. The views I shared are my own.
For me, the measure of a great children’s book is one where a reader can take something away from it, and will want to read it again. Lora Rozler, children’s book author, is a wiz at writing books for young readers. She shares stories children can relate to and to help them learn how to deal with some of the situations they can find themselves in. Lora asked if I would review her book Freshly Baked Pie to see if my VPs could learn from this title and enjoy it. We loved her the last book we reviewed by her, and could not wait to slice into this book!
The ingredients for a yummy Pie
Freshly Baked Pie tells the story of a five year-old girl named Emily who shares a problem a lot of children her age have: resisting temptation. Every Saturday morning, her parents bake a strawberry pie for their weekly visits from Grandma. When told to stay away from the pie, Emily tries as hard as she not to eat the pie, only for her efforts to be in vain.
My VPs, especially the VP of Cuddles could relate to this story. They are told on numerous occasions not to touch certain things around our home. Sometimes, they do not listen and find out why our warnings were valid.
I loved sitting down with my littles to read this book. They quickly grasped what this story was about. One of the things my kids really love about this book is that it is relatable to their age group. They hate it when they hear that they cannot touch something, yet they do not understand why.
Great takeaways for kids to learn
A great lesson from this title is that they are able to see the consequences of their actions. Emily learned that it was wrong for her to have eaten the pie before Grandma’s visit. The pie was not just or her, but for everyone to share.
What I found to be fabulous about this book was that Emily not only learns from her mistake, she works to make it right. Saying “I’m sorry” is great for kids to say, but to then take the extra step and to make the situation better is something, I feel, kids should learn, too.
Eating up every page
The illustrations by Daniela Vasquez are REALLY fabulous in this book. The VPs love how cute Emily is and how yummy the pie looks. I like how the images help convey the message of Pieand the emotion of its characters. We were able to see how frustrated Emily became with not being able to enjoy the pie. The VPs and I also enjoyed how warm and bright each page looks. It made reading this book a joy.
Enjoying this book with every read
Freshly Baked Pie is a new favourite book to read in our VPs library. It was great for my kids to see a book where they see a child struggling with the same issues as they do. I also love that Lora Rozler goes a step further and has Emily show young readers how they help to make a negative situation into a positive one. The warm and expressive illustrations will have kids, like mine, asking to have more Pieafter they have read it the first time.
Curious about other fab titles from Lora Rolzer? I popped over to her website to find out more about her and her other books! I also connected with her Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest pages!
A Freshly Baked Pie Giveaway!
Lora Rozler would like for one lucky Reese Speaks follower to gift the love of reading by giving away a copy of Freshly Baked Pie!
The ARV of this Prize is $16.95! This giveaway is open to Canadian residents. It will end on December 28, 2018!
Good luck to all who enter!
Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18+. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prize is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question to win the prize mentioned above. Reese Speaks Blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. What a look at our complete set of giveaway rules? Click here.