How to Grow an Apple Pie By Beth Charles Illustrated By Katie Rewse

Back of Book:
It’s easy to make an apple pie, but what does it take to make the apples? Sophie is about to find out! First, the apple trees need to be about six years old―just like Sophie. Next, they need to be pruned, and the bees have to pollinate their blossoms! After that, the tiny apples grow through the summer until they’re ready to be picked in the fall. Finally, it’s time for Sophie to make the perfect pie!
My Review:
I received a copy of this picture book from Albert Whitman in exchange for an honest review.
Apple season is one of my favorite times of the year. In my classroom, it is the official start to my fall unit. Debut author Beth Charles wrote a delightful story that follows a young girl named Sophie and her family as they prepare the apple trees for harvest. Sophie learns each step that a tree goes through to grow apples. The informational text teaches readers about what happens to apple trees in each season of the year. The illustrations by Katie Rewse are a blend of bright colors and natural hues. Katie did a terrific job of bringing the text to life.
The back matter includes a personal note from the author about her own apple orchard, helpful notes on orchard tools, and a recipe for homemade apple pie. “How to Grow an Apple Pie” is the perfect informational story to share in the classroom or at home.
Ages 5 and up
32 Pages

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