Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Was Once An Apple Pie

"A was once an apple pie,
Nice insidy
Apple Pie!"

"A Was Once An Apple Pie" by Edward Lear, is one of my favorite books for kids. In one sense the book is a typical alphabet book - a picture and a word for each letter of the alphabet - but in another sense it's nonsense. Actually the subtitle of it is "a nonsense alphabet".

There are not many alphabet books that I could stand reading to a young child over and over - except this one. I love the rhythmic-ness of it all.

Yesterday my dd made an apple pie all by herself. She belongs to a girls' club where you earn badges for various things and right now she is working on her cooking badge.

Thinking of her and apple pie reminded me of the Edward Lear poem, because when she was about 4 - she read the book aloud to our extended family, during a Thanksgiving family reunion talent show :)

We used this recipe - a bit different method than I'm used to...the butter/sugar mixture is boiled on the stove and then poured over the top crust before baking. It's wonderful!


CanadianGrandma said...

Groovy girl is very gifted! That is amazing for a nine year old!

Kara said...

Looks yummy!! Your dd definitly deserves her badge:)