"Enemy pie is the fastest known way to get rid of enemies." "In order for it to work, you need to spend a day with your enemy. Even worse, you have to nice to him!"
The "full" day is filled with riding bikes, water balloons, basketball and lots of fun. "Dad, it's nice having a new friend in the neighborhood," he tells dad. Dad smiles and brings out the Enemy Pie. Oh no! Is it poisonous? "Jeremy, don't eat it!" the boy shouts.
"If it so bad, why is your dad eating it?" Dad laughs and Jeremy happily eats the pie.
"As for Enemy Pie, I still don't know how to make it....but I don't know if I'll ever get an answer. I just lost my best enemy."
This story is beautifully written and illustrated. Students and teachers will just love the ending! What a great message of friendship! Kids sometimes are so quick to judge and the Dad in this story was very wise and knew if they just gave it a chance, they could be great friends! I highly recommend you add this book to your Taking Care collection!
Official Enemy Pie website
The Illustrated World of Tara Calahan King