Planet of the Pies

Planet of the Pies

Book - 2013
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When astronauts land on Mars, their first discovery is a substance not unlike pie filling and Kate and Henry are eager to go taste some, but Grandpa, who may have some inside information, discourages them
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781442490277
Branch Call Number: PIC Barrett, J 2013
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Mones, Isidre


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Apr 04, 2015

This is book number three in the Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Series. Astronauts have landed on Mars and are speculating about what the thick substance falling from the sky could be. The reporter guesses it could be pie. Grandpa goes to sleep and dreams that he goes to Mars and talks to the martians about their pie problem. The solution is to capture the pies in nets, box them up and sell them around the world. Later, when Grandpa wakes up, you are left wondering if it was a dream or real.

The illustrations are colorful and interesting.

This story did not have the same interest level as the first two in this series. The kids are hardly involved. Instead, Grandpa is dreaming and telling the story. Rather than seeing a lot of whole pies, we see lots of goo raining down and sitting on things. Although children may be interested in the story line, this one does not hold the same excitement as the first in the series or even the second. I think leaving the children out of most of the story made a big difference.


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