Author: Scanlon, Elizabeth Garton
Posy Peyton and her friends are very sad that she will be moving away, but when they try to cheer themselves up by baking a pie, they realize that Posy's leaving does not have to mean saying goodbye.
|Illustrator:||Denton, Kady MacDonald|
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.80
Points: .5 Quiz: 165616
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: K-2
Reading Level: 3.30
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 62526
Common Core Standards
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Craft & Structure
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Kirkus Reviews (01/15/14)
School Library Journal (04/01/14)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 03/15/2014 Posy’s good buddies Megan and Mae help her pack up her belongings for her family’s upcoming move. Down in the dumps, Posy is mulling over Mom’s suggestion of a good-bye party when inspiration strikes: she would prefer a good-pie party. A crowd of friends, young and old, come bearing pies for an evening of fun in the backyard. After the guests leave, Posy, Megan, and Mae lie on the grass, gazing at the moon, a “pie” they will still share even after Posy moves away. While most picture books about moving focus on fitting into the new neighborhood, this one concerns letting go of the old one. Precisely worded and nicely cadenced, the text reads aloud well. The natural-sounding dialogue gradually shifts in tone as Posy moves from sullen sadness to calm acceptance. Denton’s illustrations—ink drawings with watercolor washes—portray characters as distinct individuals who are as expressive as dancers in their movements and gestures. Libraries may have dozens of picture books on moving, but few acknowledge the child’s experience with such creativity and compassion. - Copyright 2014 Booklist.
School Library Journal - 04/01/2014 PreS-Gr 2—Posy Peyton is moving and is struggling with the inevitable separation from her best friends Megan and Mae. Posy sulks as the girls dismantle their clubhouse and is reluctant to follow the advice to cherish the time they have left. With everything but the kitchen packed, she impulsively decides to bake. Realizing that "Good pie is better than good-bye," she rallies the troops and invites friends and neighbors to come over, bring pie, and say, "so long." The pen-and-ink and watercolor drawings, soft in palette but with sharp angles and lines, illustrate the shifts in Posy's mood. This sweet, tender read is a good addition for those looking for books about moving.—Whitney LeBlanc, Staten Island Academy, NY - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.