"But there were all nine kinds of pie that Harold liked best."
Oh, how we adore Harold And The Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson. And how could you not love this book? Whenever he gets into a little trouble, Harold either "... comes up thinking fast," or "... kept his wits and his purple crayon." And, I love it when he shares his pie picnic with "... a very hungry moose and a deserving porcupine..." such imagination and whimsy. Pure fun!
And, of course being a pie lover (in a house of pie lovers...) I love to ask the kids, "What kinds of pie do you think Harold likes best?" Erik says, "Rooo-barb" and Madeline says, "Plum, and apple, and cherry, and lemon, and peach, and lettuce! Hehehehehe!"
We'll probably have to buy this one someday too. It's the greatest!