|About the Book|
The Apple Pie ABC is a simple rhyme meant to teach children the order of the alphabet and relates the various ways children react to an apple pie. After the first line, A was an apple pie, the rest of the letters refer to verbs. The earliest printed versions, dating from the 18th century, have the following form: A was an Apple pie- B bit it- C cut it- D dealt it- E eat it- F fought for it- G got it- H had it- J joined it- K kept it- L longed for it- M mourned for it- N nodded at it- O opened it- P peeped in it- Q quartered it- R ran for it- S stole it- T took it- V viewed it- W wanted it- X, Y, Z, and ampersand, All wished for a piece in hand. At that time the writing of the capital letters I and J, and of U and V, was not differentiated, which explains the absence of the two vowels.