Aa, a was an apple pie : an English nursery rhyme /
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- ISBN: 1568461968
- ISBN: 9781568461960
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: Mankato, Minn. : Creative Editions, 2005.
|Summary, etc.:||Introduces a classic nursery rhyme about the alphabet.|
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A Was an Apple Pie
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PreS-Gr. 2. This seventeenth-century nursery rhyme has enjoyed a recent revival. Delessert takes a whimsical contemporary approach, in contrast to Gennady Spirin's A Apple Pie0 (2005), which features nostalgic paintings of lavish costumes and pastoral scenes. Delessert stays close to the traditional text, which matches an action, centered around an apple pie, to each letter of the alphabet: "O opened it . . . P peeped in it . . . Q quartered it," and so on. Acting out the phrases are a variety of gray-toned, unidentifiable creatures, dressed in orange jerseys, whose features--snouts, long ears, gangly limbs, hair tufts, and horns--suggest a curious amalgam of animals: rabbit, monkey, mouse, dinosaur. Several illustrations require conceptual leaps and will be best appreciated by older children who have already mastered their ABCs; younger ones may not grasp the symbolism in the dialogue balloons that appear within the illustrations for "longed for it" and "mourned for it," for example. This isn't a necessary purchase, but the parade of whimsically interpreted actions, carried out by the mysterious, expressive creatures, may draw children's interest. --Gillian Engberg Copyright 2006 Booklist
Publishers Weekly Review
A Was an Apple Pie
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Delessert's simple counting book (which might be regarded as a companion to his reimagining of the English nursery rhyme, A Was an Apple Pie) shows the artist's work in its most stripped-down form. The book stars 10 creatures whose pop-out eyes, snaggly teeth, skinny limbs and lizard-smooth skin may be the conceptual antitheses of cuteness, but whose expressions are always sunny. The first spread shows them seated around a big, black table: "We are hungry!" One impatient diner has left tooth marks in the table. In a succession of tight close-ups rendered as full-bleed spreads, each creature handles shiny, lusciously drawn fruits : "1/ one banana/ 2/ two apples/ 3/ three oranges," etc. (One creature with an alligator-shaped head rolls apricots down its jagged nose.) At last, having counted all the fruit, the creatures share them--"What fun!"--and the final scene shows them staring at a single, remaining blueberry. Delessert's images unfold mostly in empty space, turning the creatures' horns and snouts and long ears into an abstract collection of geometric forms. The simplicity of the images seems an appropriate match for the sparse text. This will likely appeal most to Delessert's devoted fans. Ages 5-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved.
The Horn Book Review
A Was an Apple Pie
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Using color-rich, softly textured drawings of generic animals in alphabetic T-shirts, Delessert illustrates the old English nursery rhyme (""A was an apple pie / B bit it / C cut it""). The creatures set against expansive white space sometimes don't exemplify their alphabetic actions (""F fought for it"" looks like it's doing a somersault), but the apples and tarts are luscious-looking. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.
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A Was an Apple Pie
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PreS-Gr 2-The familiar English nursery rhyme is modernized with vibrant fantastical figures that tumble across a stark white background. The brilliant contrast gives "pop" to the fun illustrations. Children will smile at the antics of the large-nosed creatures as the alphabet unfolds in both upper- and lowercase letters: "B bit it," "C cut it," "L longed for it," etc. Some of the figures have long ears, some have short ones; others have rhinolike horns. All pose in their red T-shirts for a group shot before setting off after the pie. Ironically, none really gets it-a lone mouse licks it off the floor. The text is simple, large, and easy to read; it complements the clean look of the art. With its humor and action, this revision of an old rhyme will definitely strike a chord with today's children.-Carolyn Janssen, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.