Enemy Pie

Enemy Pie

Book - 2000
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Hoping that the enemy pie which his father makes will help him get rid of his enemy, a little boy finds that instead it helps make a new friend.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2000
ISBN: 9780811827782
Characteristics: [34] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: King, Tara Calahan


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Everybody likes pie, right? What do you think is the recipe for Enemy Pie? The young narrator of this funny and wise story ponders this mystery when his dad offers to make him Enemy Pie to deal with his enemy, Jeremy. Our hero is sure that Enemy Pie must be disgusting, so he’s surprised when it a... Read More »

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Nov 03, 2018

I love this book

Jul 22, 2018

This book was wonderful! I thought by the title that it would have the wrong message, but I was proven wrong. The couvade message through out the book was kindness and changing your perspective of someone who you do not know and think you would not like. It was a good, easy to read story. Great for my 4 year old. A bit long for my 2 year old.

Mar 24, 2016

Awesome book for elementary aged students. I used it at a Random Act of Kindness assembly

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

A little boy believes his summer is ruined when a new kid moves on to his block. He bakes an ‘enemy pie’ to get rid of his new neighbour, but in the process, he discovers that his ‘enemy’ might actually make a great friend instead. Ages 0-6.

Sep 29, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect when I saw the nasty pie on the front cover. I was worried this would be a negative book. But the dad in this book is much too smart to fall into that trap. He tells his son he will make enemy pie to get rid of his enemy, but first the boy must go spend one whole day with his "enemy." The boy does, but it turns out to be one of the best days. His enemy is no longer his enemy. Dad feeds them dinner including the pie he made which looks like a simple cherry pie. This book is a subtle lesson about befriending new people and getting to really know them before judging them. Go Dad!

The illustrations are a bit unusual (big heads with wide apart eyes), but very colorful and fun. I would recommend this book for all ages.

Sep 08, 2011

Helps you get a lot of new friends. Also you can learn alot of stuff from this book. Lets just say this is one of the best books I read!!! Great book for kids! :D


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Jul 22, 2018

ALLove thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over

kristopherpaul Jul 16, 2012

kristopherpaul thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over


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