Peyton Picks the Perfect Pie: A Thanksgiving Celebration written by Jack Bishop and illustrated by Michelle Mee Nutter will encourage your picky eater to try new things. Peyton is not picky about many things, but she is picky about her food. Peyton and her family have a large Thanksgiving celebration with many family and friends. The Thanksgiving meal includes a variety of pies, which Peyton is leery of trying. With the help of her aunt Polly, Peyton realizes she likes apple pie. Especially, apple pie à la mode (ice cream makes everything better).

cover of Peyton Picks the Perfect Pie by Jack Bishop, Michelle Mee Nutter, illus.

Thanksgiving is a cherished holiday for many families. This year may look a little different, but we may still celebrate by sharing a meal with loved ones. Whether it be online or in person. Take a moment to share this story and the following craft with your child. As a bonus, the Best-Ever Apple Pie recipe is included in the back of the book.

finished apple pie craft
Apple Pie Craft


  • 2 white paper plates
  • Brown marker/paint
  • Red paint
  • 1 apple
  • Knife (to be used by a caring adult)
  • Scissors
  • Brown construction paper


  1. Cut the apple in half (with the help of a caring adult).
  2. Color the outside edge of the paper plate brown.
  3. Put red paint onto the paper plate without the brown edge.
  4. Dip the cut side of the apple into the red paint and use it as a stamp onto the paper plate with the brown edge. Stamp 4 or 5 red apples on the middle of the plate.
  5. Let the red paint dry.
  6. Cut 4 strips of brown construction paper and glue in a cross pattern over the red painted apples.

Now you have your own apple pie! Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.