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Enemy Pie (2000)

by Derek Munson

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Clever. A great book about friendship. Highly recommended. ( )
  JenW1 | Apr 13, 2017 |
Genre: Realistic Fiction
"Enemy Pie" is about a boy with an enemy: Jeremy Ross. He doesn't like Jeremy Ross at all and complains to his dad about it. His dad's solution is to give Jeremy an Enemy Pie that will make him stay away for good, but the boy must first spend an entire day being nice to Jeremy. This inevitably leads to a friendship building. I liked this book because there were multiple events that would surprise students. They would likely be able to relate to the boy in having an "enemy," allowing them to be personally invested in the story. It shows students that working out differences and being nice to one another often works out for good. This is a good realistic fiction book because something like this could happen in real life, and it feels like real life.
Uses: I would use this book in a classroom as a mentor text for making predictions or summarizing information.
Media: Colored pencil and pastels ( )
  jbohall14 | Apr 3, 2017 |
Enemy Pie is about a boy who uses a pie to get rid of his one and only enemy, Jeremy Ross, or so he thought. The illustrations help readers predict what will happen. The narrator's voice is unnamed throughout the story which allows the reader to maybe relate their personal stories to the book. The overall message of not judging a book by its cover is a meaningful theme that is very well represented in the book. First off, the illustrations that show the dad cooking seems to show ingredients in front of him that are not expressed in the front cover of the page. There are no worms or weeds in the cooking bowl. Using this readers can predict that enemy pie may not be what they previously thought. The narrator's name is unrevealed throughout the story. This is meaningful especially for young boy readers that can relate to the story even more because they can imagine themselves as the main character. This does exclude young girl readers; however, everyone can relate to the underlying message within the story. For example, when the boy realizes that getting to know Jeremy Ross allowed him to become friends with him. Everyone should not judge a person because of a few misunderstanding situations. Spending time with the person instead of resorting to hating them is a good lesson for young and old readers. This message transcends time and is a good reminder for everyone. ( )
  sryoo1 | Mar 21, 2017 |
I loved this book! Not only did I find it to be an interesting read, I highly encourage using this book in the classroom. The message of this book was so powerful and something most everyone can relate to. The theme of this book was friendship and not judging a book by its cover, so to speak. This theme is something most students, and people, can relate to. I loved the plot of the story and how the author was able to sequence the story. When the story first started, the child did not know the true meaning of the “enemy pie”, but as the story progressed he realized there was nothing wrong with the pie and they become friends. This book teaches the reader how to be a friend to everyone – no matter what. I loved that the author used child-friendly language, making it easy for a young student to comprehend the powerful message. Not only was the text easy to comprehend, the illustrations were detailed and colorful. This keeps the audience engaged because they were able to visualize exactly what the author was trying to say. ( )
  sameentaj | Mar 12, 2017 |
“Enemy Pie” is a personal narrative that has an essential message about friendship as well as conflict resolution. Readers learn that making a friend can take time and can take some effort. Making friends can be difficult yet so rewarding. The main character, Jeremy, moves onto a new street and instantly becomes the new enemy. His father has a plan to make “enemy pie” for his son to give to his enemies while spending a day with and being nice to them. Jeremy’s father tricks him into believing that the pie is poisonous. Jeremy may learn how to make enemies into friends in this clever tale. ( )
  KaitlynMahani | Mar 2, 2017 |
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To my family. -D.M.
For my son. my sweet little Ricky monster. -T.C.K.
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It should have been the perfect summer.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 081182778X, Hardcover)

It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily Dad had a surefire way to get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire day playing with the enemy!

In this funny yet endearing story, one little boy learns an effective recipes for turning your best enemy into your best friend. Accompanied by charming illustrations, Enemy Pie serves up a sweet lesson in the difficulties and ultimate rewards of making new friends.

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Hoping that the enemy pie which his father makes will help him get rid of his enemy, a little boy finds that instead it helps make a new friend.

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