Sunday, October 30, 2005

Apple Pigs

Apple Pigs
Originally uploaded by Mystery Mommy.
This is a book from my childhood that I wanted to find for Phantom Scribbler, because of her loving post about apples.

I'm going to post a few samplings from the book here...this is from the actual copy I read as a child. My neice and nephew had it and sent it to Muffin Man.


Plenty of apples,
delicious to eat,
juicy and crunchy,
crisp and sweet.

The more we ate
the more they grew.
We began to wonder
what to do.

We ate apples for breakfast,
sliced on toast.
We ate apples on Sunday,
baked with the roast.

Apples for dinner,
apples for tea -
too many apples,
we all agreed...

We packed them in baskets,
in boxes, in trunks.
We stuffed them in cupboards
and up in the bunks....

The more we ate
the more they grew.
At last I knew
what we must do.

The sign we hung
said, "Apple Feast!
Come man, come bird,
Come wooly beast."

...Apple fritters,
apple custard
Father made.

Apple strudel,
apples dried,
apple pigs were
Mother's pride.

As for me,
I love to bake.
I started off
with apple cake.

Then toffee apples,
hung up high,
apple-pan dowdy,
and Dutch apple pie...


Phantom Scribbler said...

Oh, this looks wonderful!!! Thank you so much for posting it!

I wonder what apple pigs are?

liz said...

I'll send the instructions to make them to you.

I'll also scan in the whole book and e-mail it to you, section by section.

moxiemomma said...

cool book! hang onto it, it's worth a bundle! i looked it up to see if it was still in print:

liz said...'d be worth a bundle if it didn't...ummm...look kinda like it'd been read by a ravenening horde of toddlers. Which, unfortunately, it does.

It is a case of having loved it not too wisely, but too well.

moxiemomma said...

well, that's the sign of a great book, right? :) i say it makes it worth MORE. i have piles of books in which i wrote my name and then my brother crossed mine out and wrote his and my sister crossed his out and wrote hers. and that's just the beginning....

Suburban Turmoil said...

I love it! Very clever. Since "Apple" is one of Baby's favorite words, I should look for this one.

purple_kangaroo said...

I'm going to have to see if our library has this book.

susan said...

Can you post about apple pigs? I want to make one, too! We love food crafts. CG and her friends made edible owls at school on Friday, using bread (cut in a circle with a cookie cutter for the body), apples (slices, for the wings), pretzel knots or chinese dried noodles (for the talons), raisins (for the eyes and beak), and cheese (for the horns).

Magpie said...

That's lovely. Looks like a great book.

And, what IS an apple pig?