Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Guest Book Review: Pie

By Elsie Meyers

Raise your paw if you don't like pie?

If you're expecting me to raise mine, think again!  Just because I'm a cat doesn't mean I can't appreciate pie.  Actually I LOVE pie!  This works out well for me as my cat mom, Tracey, is a fantastic pie baker - or at leas that is what I've heard.  I've tried to sneak a taste each and every time she makes pie, but I can't seem to get to it in time.

For her birthday, Tracey received the book Pie by Sarah Weeks.  I have to admit, the minute saw her put it down on the table I scampered over to it and snatched it from her.  Why did I do this you ask?  Well, anyone who is anyone knows that this book is about a cat named Lardo who inherits a greatly sought after pie crust recipe (lucky cat!) and the adventures that take place to Alice, the girl who inherited Lardo, as a result. 

Once I finally dove into this book, I couldn't stop reading it.  I flew through it in record time.  Besides being an easy read, Sarah developed many likeable and endearing characters such as Aunt Polly and Alice.  Also, there is a character named Elsie, so she also gets props for that, too!

I'm not sure what I expected from the plot of the story overall, but it kept me engaged and wanting to know the answer to the big question - who did it?  Who was going to be the next notable pie baker in the town? And, there is also a love story that develops!

Sweet as the dessert it's named after, Pie is surely an indulgence in book form.  Overall, I give this book four paws up!

OH, one more thing!  The added bonus to this books is that each chapter begins with a different pie recipe (which was the only reason I gave the book back to Tracey - I  hope she makes a few of these and gives me some)!!!

Elsie Meyers is a short-haired domestic cat who resides in the Chicagoland area.  When she's not busy with her main job of looking after her cat mom's stuff, she enjoys causing mischief, napping and running around after invisible things.  After writing this review, she now hopes to pursue a writing career, too.

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Anonymous said...

This sounds like a delightful read. Thank you for your review. Love books with cats, so I will be on the lookout for more about this one.

Unknown said...

Wonderful review, Elsie! XOXO