Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pie Problems!

Alice adores her aunt Polly and loves her aunt’s pies, especially peach. She isn’t the only one- everyone in town and across the country cannot get enough of the delicious, mouthwatering, perfect pies that are baked in Aunt Polly’s shop. People would pay top dollar for a slice of coconut crème or blueberry, but Polly doesn’t want money for her pies because she loves making them so much. It is her passion and baking makes her happy. She makes a crust like no other- and no one knows how she does it. When Polly dies unexpectedly she leaves her cat, Lardo, to Alice, and she leaves the pie crust recipe to her cat. How do you get a recipe from a cat? Then, someone breaks in to the pie shop looking for something. Next, Lardo gets catnapped and it is up to Alice and an unlikely friend to solve this mystery. Do you love pie? Do you love a good mystery? If so, then you should get out and read Pie by Sarah Weeks to find out if they will be able to discover the secret pie crust recipe.

Reading this book made my mouth water! I wanted my favorite pie, blueberry, but I also found myself wanting other types of pie, too. This book is fast and unique. I loved trying to solve the mystery along with Alice and her friend. I think kids between the ages of 8-13 would find this book to be a must read. Anyone who is a fan of pie will enjoy it, at any age! Each chapter starts with a recipe, which include tips for making it. I am hoping to try making some of these pies. How fun! I met the author, Sarah Weeks, when I was at the Children’s Book Fair. She was so nice and funny! She told Fairday and me that if someone makes a pie, takes a picture of it, and sends it to her she may put it up on her blog. How cool is that?

Has anyone ever read Pie? Or another book by Sarah Weeks? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Happy reading!


  1. This sounds like an excellent book! My mouth is watering at the thought of blueberry pie!!

  2. OMG! I LOVE pie- For me it's cherry, apple, or pumpkin! Sarah Weeks was really nice-It was cool to meet her and listen to her stories about some of the kids that she's talked to in schools across the nation. There were some pretty hilarious tales...I think I am going to make a pie, take a picture, and then send it to her- Lizzy, do you want to do this together???? ~ F

  3. Cannot forget Boston Creme Pie! It may be the most delicious thing on earth. I loved Oggie Cooder by Sarah Weeks, it was hilarious!

  4. I just read this book. It is really great. A very fast read- I read it on Sunday. Luckily, we still had some leftover pie from Thanskgivinb because I was craving pie!

  5. Just reading your review made my mouth water for pie! I am a new follower. Looking forward to your reviews!

  6. I love cats and mysteries and pies! (My favourite is also blueberry ~) Would love to give this book a try. Thanks for the recommendation!


  7. sounds delicious but cats and pies are two of my favorite things!!!

  8. Okay- you guys just made me even hungrier for pie! Lots of delicious ones were mentioned.

    Donna- You will love the book- very fun!

    Fairday- We definitely have to make a pie- maybe two. It would be fun to send pictures to the author.

    Marcus- I haven't read Oggie Cooder yet- but I heard it is awesome.

    Oh! Paper Pages- Welcome! I hope you enjoy the book.

    Claudine- If you like cats and pie- then this book will be a hit!

    Nina- Thanks for following back!

  9. I haven't read any of her books, but this sounds amazing.
    I want pie now LOL! :0)

  10. I think you guys will love the book! If anyone reads the books and bakes a pie- send the picture to Sarah Weeks. Also- let us know. We would love to see it!


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