The Cherry Pie Baby

Kay Choro, Author, Kay Chorao, Author Dutton Books $12.95 (30p) ISBN 978-0-525-44435-0
Annie gets more than she bargained for in this cheerfully illustrated picture book. She wants a baby brother, but what she gets (after swapping five cherry pies for Beau's brother Claude) is trouble. Annie is surprised when Claude doesn't behave like a well-mannered doll. He scatters and breaks her toys; he whimpers and cries until Annie stuffs a bedroom slipper in his mouth. Annie feels cheated, and wants to cry. But all is put to rights: Claude is returned to his mother, and Annie finds a new friend just her size. Chorao's story is lilting and funny; her pastel drawings of the terrier-like characters are detailed and engaging. From the turn-of-the-century pie wagon to Annie's raspberry tea party, readers will find this story absolutely delicious. Ages 4-8. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 02/27/1989
Release date: 03/01/1989
Genre: Children's
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