Minton was joined by friends, family and West Orange administrators to celebrate the occasion, which was held in partnership with Crave the Lifestyle and Supreme Bakery.
"I'm so excited to bring this story to young readers," Minton said in a press release. "Literacy month and the month of November was a great time to launch. Families loved the book and the taste of the pie and even the Mayor of West Orange stopped by."
Minton added that she has read to over 100 kids since the book launch and there could not have been a better time to release it.
"It's just in time for the holidays," Minton said.
West Orange Council President Susan McCartney, who is also founder of First Mountain Preschool, stated in the release that the book launched just in time for it to coincide with her school's theme for the month of November.
"With our Thanksgiving November theme based on reasons to be thankful, CC Minton's new book 'Daddy's Greek Potato Pie' encompasses not only being grateful for our family and friends, but learning about healthy foods and turning mishaps into interesting, and in this case, delicious experiments," McCartney said. "First Mountain Preschool offers a literature-based curriculum integrating fiction and non-fiction literature with Art, Science, Math & Music projects and activities...it's fun for children."
Daddy's Greek Potato Pie is a story that begins with a weekend play date and a boy named Dylan who can't wait to share his daddy's special vegetable pie recipe with his friend Drew. Drew is not sure about his friends dad's special treat because it is a vegetable pie and he wonders if he will like it. Throughout the story, Dylan and Drew have questions and both learn about why the pie is good for them.
The book uses the USDA's myplate.gov as a template to educate readers about healthy eating in a fun way that children can relate to.
For more information on the book, please contact Cecelia Minton at firstname.lastname@example.org