Enemy Pie

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Author: Derek Munson

Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Synopsis: It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily Dad had a surefire way to get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire day playing with the enemy! In this funny yet endearing story one little boy learns an effective recipe for turning a best enemy into a best friend. Accompanied by charming illustrations, Enemy Pie serves up a sweet lesson in the difficulties and ultimate rewards of making new friends.

Debrief Questions: 

  • How did the boys turn from enemies to friends?
  • Do you have any enemies? After reading this story, do you think your enemies could become your friends?
  • Do you think the enemy pie worked?