Today I’m delighted to celebrate, Upstart Crow Literary client, Stephanie Ledyard’s marvelous picture book debut, Pie is for Sharing. Editor extraordinaire, Neal Porter & I did a joint picture book intensive at The Writing Barn where we met Stephanie and fell in love with her work. Since Pie *is* for sharing, we happily both signed on to work with Stephanie on this lovely and lyrical manuscript. Illustrator, Jason Chin’s radiant illustrations bring the sense of community and inclusivity to life in a way that feels as satisfying as a slice of homemade pie. But you don’t have to take my word for it, this book has garnered FOUR starred reviews!
★”This idyllic, joyously inclusive picture book takes an ordinary concept—sharing— and makes it extraordinary.” —Horn Book
★”A quiet story about sharing becomes a festive Fourth of July picnic for a big, extended multicultural family in this subtle and joyful picture book.” —Bulletin Center for Children’s Books
★”Ledyard movingly gets to the heart of sharing and community in her succinct text, which encompasses not only concrete things to share but also broader notions, such as sharing a tree with a bird, or time with friends…The best part, though, is the positive, inclusive representation of a loving community sharing a celebration, fun, and, of course, pie.” —Booklist
★A delectable, festive celebration of pluralistic community…An aspirational vision in which inclusivity is as American as (apple) pie.”—Kirkus
Bravo Stephanie and Jason! Pick up your copy of Pie is for Sharing wherever you love to buy books!