Apple Pie ABC

Since it is Thanksgiving week, I’d like to share a book all about a beloved turkey day dessert – pie!

That book is Apple Pie ABC (©2011) by Alison Murray.

“When an apple pie arrives piping hot on the kitchen table, a little pup does everything from A to Z to get his paws on it. He Ogles it. He Pines for it. But will his ABC antics land him a slice?”

Now, I’m not usually a big fan of ABC books. A is for apple, B is for ball, C is for cat… are you bored yet? But this book is different. I mean really different. In a whimsical, almost poetic style, the reader is treated to a delightful story about a puppy who longs for just one taste of the freshly baked pie in the kitchen. Each page leads off with a different letter of the alphabet, as the story progresses to a hilarious and satisfying conclusion.

So to all the parents out there who have grown weary of xylophones, yarn, and zebras, this is the alphabet book you’ve been waiting for.


  1. I DO love ABC books– and this one looks great. And happily it’s Scholastic so I can pick it up with my school book order! Have you seen Quentin Blakes super whimsical ABC book? –a chuckle per page. Thanks for another good post. I’m loving you blog!

  2. I’m a big fan of ABC books, too. There are some really creative ones out there. I hadn’t heard of this one. I look forward to reading it with my son. Thanks for the recommendation.

  3. I agree that some ABC books can be deadly boring. I haven’t seen this one yet, but I like the retro look. Thanks for linking up to The Children’s Bookshelf!

  4. I agree! I bought this book for my son and I found it very clever that the ABC words actually told a story. I enjoy reading this book as much as my son does 🙂

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