As Nice As Pie is written by Gary Sheppard (his debut picture book) and it is very beautifully illustrated by Tim Budgen and published by Maverick Books.
As Nice As Pie is about a lady called Mavis, who just loves cooking. She loves to share what she has cooked with the birds in her garden. While it started off with just one bird, it soon became hundreds on birds once word got out she fed them freshly, cooked delicious food! With so many birds now invading her garden she couldn’t cope with the birds demands food and taking advantage of her generosity. So, she comes up with a plan to teach the birds some manners and respect.
Overall, this 32 page paperback book is a wonderful children’s story. It is great for bedtime reading and helps teach about sharing, pride, manners, respect, team work, greed and not taking advantage of others so has an excellent moral message. The story is told in rhyming text that children will find easy to read (and love having it read to them). The beautiful illustrations really bring the story to life.
As nice as pie is an excellent story. It is charming with its rhyming text, bright and colour illustrations and has a good moral message. I love it, as do the twins (5 years old) and it will make a great addition to any child’s library. I think it would also make an excellent book for nurseries and schools to teach about not taking other’s for granted and respect! With a retail price of £6.99, it is definitely value for money.
RRP: £6.99 (paperback)