A Apple Pie
A vintage story to learn the alphabet... featuring a delicious apple pie!
Kate Greenaway used an early version of the rhyme to illustrate A APPLE PIE which was first published in 1886 and it will be noticed that there is no rhyme for the letter I.
The rhyme of A APPLE PIE is very ancient and reference is made to it as early as 1671 in one of the writings of John Eachard. In these early versions the letters I and J were not differentiated. The letter J as we know it to-day was the curved initial form of the letter I and was always used before a vowel.
We have added the “I” into the J rhyme in order to help your child not miss this important letter!
1. Can you think of some other things you might do for an apple pie? What letters do they begin with?