I thoroughly enjoyed reading Pie-Rits, by Julia Dweck, to my five year old son, Bam Bam.
The main characters of this magical tale are a cupcake named Sweet Cherry, a French Bread named Pierre, and a crescent roll named Victor.
Pierre and Victor meet Sweet Cherry at the bakery and tell her tales of their ocean trips. They explain that the Pie-Rits have stolen all of their dough and they need to find them to retrieve it. They are leaving for their trip and ask Sweet Cherry to join them.
Sweet Cherry agrees and the adventure begins. I love that the three friends jump into a mixing bowl to sail away in search of the Pie-Rits. 🙂
One of my favorite illustrations in this book is of Sweet Cherry, Pierre, and Victor in their doughnut inner tubes, holding their swords while approaching the Pie-Rit ship. They look so threatening. 🙂 Really cute.
Once on board the Pie-Rits ship, the battle for the dough begins. We will not say anymore. You’ll have to read this magical rhyming tale to find out what happens to Sweet Cherry, Pierre and Victor. I will say that there is a food fight involved, and as Bam Bam says, “its really funny”.
The rhyming is so much fun to read aloud and the characters are incredibly unique and likable. I love books that encourage the love of reading in our little ones, and Pie-Rits is definitely one of those books.
Bam Bam was absolutely riveted the whole time. He pointed to the cleverly illustrated sweet treats and said, “I want one of those.” You could tell that he could not wait to see what was going to happen on the next page.
My favorite quote from Bam Bam was at the end, when he said, “Can we read the next story about the Pie-Rits now? PLEASE, where is it, where is the next story?” He was very insistent on hearing more adventures about the Pie-Rits. 🙂
I sat down with Bam Bam to ask him a few questions about Pie-Rits. Below are the answers in his own words.
Q. Describe this book in a few sentences
Pirates and Adventures and it has yummy food in it. Pirates using swords in big fights. Goodies against pies.
Q. Who is your favorite character?
A. Victor, the Crescent Roll. Because he looks yummy.
Q. What is your favorite part of the story?
A. When the Pie-Rits were fighting.
Q. Did you like the ending?
A. I liked it when one of the Pie-Rits split.
As I’m writing this review, Bam Bam is saying, “Mom, can you read the Pie-Rits again right now? Pleeeaaaasssse?”
My nine year old daughter, Imagineer, loved listening to Pie-Rits as well. In fact, when we went out to run errands the next day, she asked, “Mom, can we go to the bakery to buy a crescent roll named Victor?” 🙂
This book was a big hit in our house, and we look forward to reading more books from Julia Dweck.
Julia Dweck says
Hi Mom on the Make. I truly enjoyed this review and the way you encourage your children’s love of reading. Tell Bam Bam that I’m already thinking of the sequel to PIE-RITS and its delicious! : )
Julie Grasso says
I just got this one a few weeks ago too and I can only begin to explain to you my love for any book that has a cupcake involved. I may have a slight obsession. I loved Pie-Rits, but before I began on the hop I had never heard of Julia Dweck. Now I can proudly say I have many of her books and I am so amazed at her ability to write books that kids just love. Thanks for linking it into the hop, cheers Julie Grasso
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Renee C. says
LOL Great review – loved to hear what Bam Bam had to say – we don’t hear from him enough! 😉 We also really enjoyed this one. Thanks for linking into the Hop! 🙂
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Mom on the Make says
It really is fun including Bam Bam. He loves answering questions about great stories. 🙂