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Pastel Para Enemigos

4.34 of 5 stars 4.34  ·  rating details  ·  3,713 ratings  ·  399 reviews
It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily Dad had a surefire way to get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire day playing with the enemy!

In this funny yet endearing story, one little boy learns an effective recipes for turning your be

Hardcover, 40 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by Turtleback Books (first published September 1st 2000)
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Wonderful story. This story is about a young boy who has an enemy: Jeremy Ross. He tells his father about him, and dad suggests baking him an "enemy pie". While dad bakes it, and before giving it to his enemy, he must spend one day with Jeremy. Will they get along? Was he right making him his #1 (and only) enemy? What is the pie made of? What will happen when Jeremy eats it!?!?!
Peter Randles
I first read this book the other day; not to my child or class but to my girlfriend. Two adults sat in bed and read Enemy Pie and thoroughly loved it, and this was not only because the father in the story looked like my girlfriend's dad. The illustrations have a delightful style and the story is wonderfully written.

The story concerns a young boy who does not like the new boy down the street, declaring him enemy number one. In need of advice the boy turns to his father for help, who digs out his
Kimberly Mejorada
As a high school student i thought this book was easy and interesting to read. This book was easy and interesting to read. It's mainly about the main character trying to find a way to get rid of his enemy jeremy ross. So he learns that in order for this to work he needs to spend a whole day with him, but when he got to know him he realized that he wasn't so bad and they could be friends.

It's a lesson learning book, it's best for elemantary kids to read. They will learn a lesson from Enemy pie
Halle Stout
This was a very cute book that essentially taught me something. The book deals with enemies and how to make them your friend. The illustrations are a bit morbid but cute all the same and the lesson is truly memorable.
Karla Martinez
The book Enemy Pie is bases on a young kid that has an enemy that he doesn't like. He comments to his father that he doesn't really like him and so his father decides to give him a suggestion in order for him to get along with his enemy. His suggestion was to bake a cake and give it to his enemy. This little boy wasn't sure why his father wanted to bake him a pie and be nice. In my opinion this book is a great example for little kids of a young elementary age because it gives them more like a le ...more
Meg Stolte
Enemy Pie is a wonderful story about a little boy who bakes a pie for his enemy, only to realize through the process that his enemy is actually is friend. He enlists the help of his father to help him bake a horrible pie for his enemy, Jeremy Ross. As his father bakes this “Enemy Pie,” he is told that in order for the pie to work, he needs to spend a whole day with his enemy. As he plays with his Enemy Number One, the main character realizes he doesn’t want to make him eat something awful, and s ...more
Shannon Brasher
This is a great story to read to young children about enemies and not judging a book by their cover. The main character, a little boy, initially dislikes his new neighbor Jeremy Ross and subsequently declares him an enemy. When the little boy discussed his new enemy with his father, his father knew exactly what to do, make an enemy pie. Over the course of the rest of the book the little boy realizes he has more in common with Jeremy and that Jeremy was not as bad as he initially thought. I would ...more
Leybet Parra
The book of "Enemy Pie" by Derek Munson is mostly about conflict in friendships. Enemy Pie is about a boy who at a young age already has an enemy. For the most dumpiest reason ever ( example in pg 4) . Because a Boy Name Jeremy Ross laughed at him when Jeremy strikes him out. He gets upset and call Jeremy one of his enemies ,his only enemy. He tells his father about him and his father says he has a perfect way to get rid off enemies.
The audience best to the book "Enemy Pie" is for kids ages or
Aug 15, 2011 Kimberly rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ANYONE
Recommended to Kimberly by: Librarian, School Library, Library Helper & Class
Shelves: adventure, humor
I remember this being read to my class & I in Kindergarten-1st Grade by the school librarian. It's so cute and every kid in the class loved it. The librarian enjoyed reading it to us, and it was a kind of good-bye book to her (in 2nd grade we got a new librarian. Such an impact that library had on me!).

I think this book would be good for Pre-k - 3rd grade. It was so sweet and definitley had a good moral:P.

My brother just asked me about it and goes, "Is it a baby book?" And I go, "Why?" And h
Ch_beth Rice
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Enemy Pie by Derek Munson is about a young boy who is having the best summer ever until Jeremy Ross moves into the neighborhood. Jeremy soon becomes the boy’s number one enemy. The boy asks his dad for help and his dad has the perfect fix, a secret recipe for Enemy Pie. It’s so secret in fact that the boy must go out and play while his dad makes the pie. The boy ends up playing with Jeremy Ross, his enemy, and it turns out they have a gre
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Feb 21, 2013 Daisy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Parents and Teachers
Recommended to Daisy by: My teacher
When assigned to read this book call Enemy Pie by Derek Munson I thought it was going to be about a kid that was a bully to every other kid in his neighborhood. But, when reading it through with my assigned group it turned out that my prediction had been wrong from top to bottom.The book was way different then my prediction it was about a kid that had a enemy list and it turn out that he just had a one particular person on it and his name was Jeremy Ross. Through out the book the kid tells his ...more
I LOVE THIS STORY! This is such a great story for teaching kids about making friends and not making a judgement about others until they get to know them. It is also a great story to teach with predicting what could be in the enemy pie. Or why did his dad say it was for enemies? Was it really a way to bring people closer together and make them not be enemies anymore. There are so many great things to use this story for and the story is such a great lesson for kids.

Definitely one of my new favori
Krystal Ash
This book was cute for kids. It had a good moral to it that would help a lot of children through life.
Diana Perry
Enemy Pie by Derek Munson is a clear, appealing, and engaging text. It's a story about a young boy who has a new neighbor that he declares as his enemy. His father tells him that the best way to get rid of an enemy is to do a two part plan which includes making an enemy pie and spending one full day with his enemy. Though the boy initially thinks of this plan as brilliantly malicious, he soon regrets this idea of serving his neighbor an enemy pie after spending the day with him. This story ackno ...more
Stacey Cross
'Enemy Pie' is book that anyone at any age can relate to. A new kid, Jeremy, has moved onto the block and the main character has already decided to make him his number one enemy. The main character speaks to his dad about his problem and his dad starts to make an enemy pie. At first, the main character thinks that the enemy pie will be filled with disgusting and smelly ingredients, but to his surprise it contains nothing of the sort. His dad says that before giving Jeremy the enemy pie, he must ...more
Madelyn Skopak
The book Enemy Pie tells the tale of a boy who is supposed to be having The Perfect Summer. BUT a kid names Jeremy Ross moves to his town in a house right next to his best friend. Jeremy Ross does not invite him to his birthday party and does not talk to him. Upset, the boy makes an enemy list and puts Jeremy on it. He then goes to tell his dad his problem. His dad understands and tells his son that he knows exactly what he should do, make enemy pie. The boy is so excited, and curious. He does n ...more
Kendall Bayer
Enemy Pie is a story about a little boy who hates another boy in his neighborhood because he never invites him to play with him. He declares this boy his number one enemy and tells his dad all about it. His dad pretends to understand and tells him that he knows a great way to “get rid” of enemies. He pulls out an old recipe called Enemy Pie and tells his son that this is the greatest solution for Enemies. The little boy becomes excited and tries to find the most disgusting items he can to put in ...more
Desiree Schirg
Enemy Pie is what Jeremy Ross thought he needed. Jeremy Ross is a boy does not like the new boy down the street, revealing him enemy number one. The boy asks his father for advice and he father digs out his old secret recipe for Enemy Pie! Jeremy's plan is to feed the pie to the enemy, but his father told him while he is making the pie, he must spend a full day with the enemy before the pie is eaten. Jeremy realizes that his enemy is really a friend and has a great time playing with him. When it ...more
"Enemy Pie" by Derek Munson is realistic, contemporary book about a young boy who has a dislike for another boy his age named Jeremy Ross. The boy holds grudges against Jeremy for striking him out, not inviting him to a party, and many other things. The boy ends up talking to his dad about his situation and his dad comes up with an idea. The boy's dad pulls out a recipe for "enemy pie". The dad suggests to try this on Jeremy Ross, but there is a catch: the boy has to be nice to Jeremy Ross for o ...more
Alyssa Frank
This picture book is about a boy who was supposed to have the best summer yet, that is until is enemy Jeremy Ross moved into the neighborhood. Jeremy laughed at the boy and invited everyone to his trampoline but him. When he asked his dad what to do about getting rid of his enemy his dad had the perfect plan, enemy pie. The boy was confused to why the pie would upset the enemy; it looked and smelled delicious. His father told him in order for the pie to work he would have to spend an entire day ...more
Victoria Hawkins
In the book Enemy Pie by Derek Munson expressed the true meaning of friendship. A new boy named Jeremy moves into the neighborhood and disrupts a group of friends. Jeremy picks and chooses who he has coming over to play, he leaves out one of the kids in the neighborhood. since Jeremy left out that one boy in the neighborhood, the boy puts him on his enemy list. the boy talks to his dad about how Jeremy is his only enemy. the boys father pulls out a recipe for enemy pie. the boy and his father be ...more
Paige Cook
Enemy Pie by Derek Munson and Tara Calahan King is about a young boy that has an enemy. The young boy told his father about his enemy. His enemies name was Jeremy Ross. The young boy’s father understood what the young boy was going through because he had enemies when he was younger too. His father had the perfect solution… enemy pie. His father said that enemy pie gets rid of enemies. One day the young boy and Jeremy Ross started playing and became friends. They played in their neighborhood and ...more
Alexis Adelman
Enemy Pie is about a young boy who doesn't like his new neighbor, Jeremy. He immediately calls him his enemy. The boys dad helps him make and enemy pie that he has to give to Jeremy. The only thing was that the day he delivered the pie, he had to play with Jeremy all day. The boy and Jeremy ended up having a lot of fun together. At the end of the day they ate Supper together and then his dad brought out the pie. The boy didn't want Jeremy to have the pie because he actually like Jeremy. But his ...more
Christen Tulli
Category: Picture Storybook

Publication date: 2000

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Themes: Friendship, Conflict Resolution, Perspective

Ways to Use Book:

Enemy Pie teaches such a life-long lesson about conflict resolution, that the energy you put out is what you get back! It would work well for teaching students how to make predictions, discussing various social skills (see below), and using critical thinking skills to compare and contrast/ cause and effect. It is also a wonderful book to sp
Anna Summers
The little boy in the book, Enemy Pie, hopes that a pie that his Dad makes for him to share with his one and only worst enemy will get rid of his enemy forever. The little boy and his enemy share the pie and the day together. After spending the day together, the boy realizes that his worst enemy actually makes a pretty good friend. The author, Derek Munson, came up with a clever storyline to share his message about friendship. The message of this book is that you may actually end up liking someo ...more
Nani Yanagi
This book is about a little boy who did not like Jeremy Ross. Jeremy made fun of him during baseball and did not invite him to his trampoline party. He came home one day and complained to his father about Jeremy. His father said that he usually makes Enemy Pie for his enemies. The little boy was all for it, letting his dad prepare for this Enemy Pie. However, his father told him that he must play and be friends with Jeremy for a day. It was the only way the Enemy Pie would work. So the little bo ...more
Virginia Malta
The book Enemy Pie is about a boy who has an enemy named Jeremy Ross that he never really talked to, but when the boys dad tells him to spend a whole day with Jeremy the boy realized that Jeremy was never an enemy but a friend.
I think that children and parents would really enjoy this book because the book really shows how the real life of a child. For example when the boy says “And I was on the best baseball team in town”, this shows how he had a life like a regular child. I think that parents
Luis Sandoval

Enemy pie is a story about a young boy that plans to have the best summer ever, until a new kid arrives in the neighborhood. At that moment the young boy decides to pin him as his worst enemy and in the pages that follow the young boy learns that the best way to get rid of your worst enemy is not by necessarily destroying them but by making them your best friend. At first I thought this book would be about a kid trying different schemes to get rid on an enemy like mailing him to China or trying
In this book over all the author is trying to tell the readers that you can handle any kind of conflict and or relationship without having to give them enemy pie.

This book in my opinon is meant especially for children under 10, i thnk parents would like to buy their children the book enemy pie because kids under 10 most likely are going through that stage in their life where they think everyone is their "enemy" anything you dont do for them they will make a big deal out of it and therefore call
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Derek Munson works as a writer, speaker, and all-around daydreamer. His current hobbies include playing with his kids, avoiding his household responsibilities, and crashing on his mountain bike. He lives in Bellingham, Washington with his wife Suzanne, their daughter Abby, their son Zack, and Roger the family dog.
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