As Nice As Pie by Gary Sheppard Review

As Nice As Pie

Our household loves books and reading, including the 4 year old twins. So we were delighted when we received this new children’s rhyming picture book, As Nice As Pie, for review.

As nice as pie is written by Gary Sheppard, very beautifully illustrated by Tim Budgen and published by Maverick Books.

As nice as pie is about Mavis who loves cooking and loves to share what she has cooked with the birds in her garden. But while it started off as one bird it gradually increased to hundreds of birds. When she couldn’t keep up with their demands for food and the birds taking advantage of her generosity, she devises a plan to teach them some respect and manners.

Overall, this 32 page paperback book is a wonderful children’s story that teaches about sharing, pride, manners, respect, team work, greed and not taking advantage of others. The story is told in rhyming text that children will find easy to read (and love having it read to them).

As I mentioned earlier, I was reading it with 4 year old twin boys for their bedtime story (it is the perfect length for bedtime) and they love it, asking to read it all the time. It is fun and the beautiful illustrations really bring the story to life.

As nice as pie is an excellent story. It is charming with its rhyming text, bright and colour illustrations and has a good moral message. I love it, as do the boys and will make a great addition to any child’s library. I think it would also make an excellent book for nurseries and schools to teach about not taking other’s for granted and respect! With a retail price of £6.99, it is definitely value for money.

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £6.99 (Paperback) / £1.99 (Kindle)

Available to buy from Amazon here.


Disclosure: I was provided with a free copy of this book for the purposes of writing a honest and impartial review.
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