Enemy Pie is an endearing story from author Derek Munson and illustrator Tara Calahan King. It was the perfect summer until Jeremy Ross moved in down the block and became Enemy Number One. Fortunately Dad has just the solution for getting rid of enemies, bake them an Enemy Pie. One of the ingredients is spending the whole day being nice to your enemy! Read along to find out how spending a day playing games with Enemy Number One can turn into something so much better.
Practice this Comprehension Strategy-Making Connections:
As you read Enemy Pie ask your child questions about their own friendships and relationships. Have they ever known someone who laughed at them or excluded them from a party/playtime? How did they feel when that happened? Are they friends with that person? What can they do to become friends with this person? Something as simple as playing a game with them can help them change from an ‘enemy’ to a friend. By making connections to the text – whether they’ve had these experiences in their own lives, read about friendship in other books, or seen similar stories unfold around them – help deepen their engagement in and understanding of the story.
Do this with your child:
Enemy Pie embraces the sweet idea of making friends out of enemies. Sometimes we just need to take the time to get to know each other to change ou perception of another person. It’s also a reminder that it is always fun to share tasty treats with your friends. Check out this quick and easy pie recipe and use this story as inspiration for a friend pie gathering with friends!