By Marjorie Priceman
Marjorie Priceman is a two-time Caldecott Honor recipient. She received the first in 1996 for Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin; the second in 2006 for Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride.
In How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, her text is whimsical and energetic, and her watercolor art is vivid and exuberant. She transports you all across the globe with lively two page spreads.
“Making an apple pie is really very easy. First, get all the ingredients at the market. Mix them well, bake, and serve.”
But what if the market is closed? You must get on a boat and travel to Italy for the best semolina wheat.
Next, you must find your way to France, because the best eggs come from French chickens.
Only Sri Lankan cinnamon will do, so get there any way you can!
After traveling on to England and Jamaica it’s time to gather apples in Vermont.
Once home, the real work begins. There’s flour to be milled, sugar cane to be boiled and apples to be sliced.
When it all finally comes together, there’s a delicious pie to be eaten.
And everyone knows you must have vanilla ice cream with apple pie! But what if the market is closed? You can eat it plain, of course.
Bonus: the final page bears an apple pie recipe!
Want to travel more? Check out How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A.!