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Apple Pie ABC [Hardcover]

Alison Murray
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May 31 2011

When an apple pie arrives piping hot on the kitchen table, a little pup does everything he can think of to get his paws on it. He Ogles it. He Pines for it. But will his ABC antics land him a slice?

APPLE PIE ABC is a delicious twist on traditional verse brought to life by Alison Murray’s simple words and whimsical illustrations. Sure to delight readers of all ages, it’s a book to savor again and again.

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'Alison Murray's Apple Pie ABC coaxes an old text into brilliant new life, with each page showing the same puppy slavering over a delicious-looking pie before finally giving way to temptation. Rarely can the alphabet have been presented in a more child-friendly way.' -- Independent on Sunday 20100801 "This delightful board book presents the alphabet in the form of a story in which a mischievous puppy attempts to get his paws on an apple pie... As well as an entertaining tale, it is an inventive way to help familiarise children with the alphabet.' -- Nursery Education 20100801 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Alison Murray studied Textile Design at the Glasgow School of Art. After graduating she moved to London and worked in a variety of jobs, including bookseller and rug designer, before completing a Masters of Art in Design for Interactive Media at Middlesex University. She then co-founded, built, and sold a successful interactive media company. She currently lives in Glasgow, Scotland with her husband, daughter, and dog.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Story Time Again... Jan. 31 2013
By Reader Writer Runner TOP 50 REVIEWER
This charming book extends far beyond the usual "A is for apple" alphabet book. Instead, it uses the alphabet as a foundation on which to build the sweet story of a dog attempting to get a taste of an apple pie:

E eager for it
F find a crumb of it
G get a taste for it
H have to get a lick of it
I in trouble

The stylish illustrations enhance the text and bring the dog's antics to life. A fresh and creative take on the ABCs!
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4.0 out of 5 stars So much more than "A is for Apple, B is for Bear" Dec 13 2011
By E. Strickenburg - Published on Amazon.com
Full of charm and sweet simplicity, this is far more than just an ABC book. The alphabet is just the structural foundation: on top of it is built the delightful story of a dog attempting to get a taste of freshly baked apple pie. It's a bit like a poem:

E eager for it
F find a crumb of it
G get a taste for it
H have to get a lick of it
I in trouble

The stylish illustrations blend well with text, filling out the story of a curious dog's antics. If you're looking for a fresh and creative take on teaching the alphabet - and a sweet story to boot - this is the book for you.
5.0 out of 5 stars An ABC book that tells a story Dec 22 2013
By rachel (wildflower) - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Board book
Unlike other ABC books this one tells a story. It is quite unique and playful, and the best part is X is not xylophone. In this book each letter is not a thing but an action, or a feeling. As a nanny I have never seen an ABC book like this one, and I love it. Very creative and wonderful. Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving us a different kind of ABC book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique ABC book April 3 2013
By ReJoyce - Published on Amazon.com
I love the way this ABC book tells a story. Excellent for children's programs. Most ABC books are just vocabulary books but Apple Pie ABC actually tells a story; I love it! Plan to use it in my Toddler program at the Library.
4.0 out of 5 stars great book March 5 2013
By Steven Hoerger - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is a great book to explore students learning. I really enjoyed this book and while I haven't taught with it yet, I plan to!
4.0 out of 5 stars Naughty Dog! Dec 29 2012
By C. Weimer - Published on Amazon.com
My 3-year old loves this book and asks us to read it quite a lot. While she doesn't appreciate the alphabet concept, she loves the story of the naughty dog pining and scheming for pie! The only part I didn't like (so I changed it when I read it) is **SPOILER COMING** . . . When the dog eats the pie and gets away with it. In my version, he gets put outside. ;) Cute book nonetheless!
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