Ladybug Nominee Profile

Bear goes wandering through the woods --which are full of colorful detail thanks to the illustrations of Heather Solomon-- in search of ugly pie. He finds several friends with pies to offer, (pumpkin, honey, and rhubarb) but none are ugly enough to suit him. Each friend gives him an ugly ingredient and when he gets home he sets to "a-choppin' and a-mixin' and a-stirin' and a-fixin' and a-rollin', and a-makin' an ugly pie just fit for bakin'!" Author Lisa Wheeler provides the recipe at the end of the story.

This is one of the ten titles nominated for the 2011 Ladybug Picture Book Award. Ms. Wheeler's work has been nominated before: One Dark Night was nominated in 2004.

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