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|Ugly Pie by Lisa Wheeler (#9: Rhyme)|
Title: Ugly Pie
Author: Lisa Wheeler
Illustrator: Heather Solomon
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Word Count: 683
Summary: After baking a scrumptious Ugly Pie, made from ingredients donated by his neighbors, Ol' Bear invites everyone over for a slice.
Now that you know the details and the premise, let's dig in and serve up a healthy heaping of RHYME! Remember, when I share books, I deal with spreads, not pages. It's easier that way. This book isn't one of your normal rhyming books. There's a rhyming refrain (what fun) and the dialogue is in rhyme. You could also study WORD PLAY or DIALOGUE or PACING with this book. Want a copy of my Template for Studying (and Writing) Picture Books? Just follow my blog and leave a comment below with your e-mail so I can send it to you.
Spread 1: no rhyming on this page
Spread 2: a bit of internal rhyme: "hitch of his britches" Rhyming refrain (Ol' Bear's song):
"Sweet molasses, my-oh-my.He goes to Grampa's house and says:
I'm itchin' for some Ugly Pie!"
"My-oh-my-oh-my!And Grampa says:
Do I smell Ugly Pie?"
"I don't have no Ugly Pie,Spread 3: Here we have alliteration and repetition.
but you should give my pie a try..."
"...my pleasin' pumpkin pie!"Spread 4: Ol' Bear's song gets a little longer:
"That sure is one plump and pleasin' pie," Ol' Bear said.
"But I'm just itchin' - truly itchin' - for some Ugly Pie."
"Ruby raisins - not too dry,So he goes to another family member's house, and they have their same rhyming exchange about trying their pie, but...
sweet molasses, my-oh-my!
But I'm still itchin', sniffin', wishin'
for some Ugly Pie!"
Spread 5: Ol' Bear keeps responding with his same ol' rhyme about really wantin' his Ugly Pie.
Spread 6: And the song gets longer...
"Got the apples of my eye,Spread 7: another pie rhyme
Ruby raisins - not too dry,
sweet molasses, my-oh-my!" [gimmee, gimmee, some ugly pie...]
Spread 8: the song, changed a bit (two rhyming couplets)
Spread 9: no rhyme
Spread 10: Song changes. (I can't keep quoting ever single rhyming bit, ya know.)
too/wa-hoo!Spread 11: Some serious word play rhyme
mixin'/fixin'Spread 12: a little rhyming pie conversation where people smell his pie baking
Spread 13: the final song WA-HOO!
too/doSpread 14: (a bonus) THE RECIPE!!!
TODAY'S QUESTION(S): What's your favorite pie? and...What's one of your favorite rhyming books?
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