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Color, shape, and order concepts populate this sparsely worded picture book. A bear plays with a pear, an apple, and an orange, and eventually enjoys a snack. With simple, beautiful watercolor-and-pencil illustrations, this is a Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2007, as well as a School Library Journal Best Book.
Destined to become a contemporary classic, this book has spare text and sweet illustrations but contains only five words: apple, pear, orange, bear--and there. Emily Gravett creates clever variations on this theme by rearranging the words--on one spread, a brown bear juggles an orange, apple, and pear; on another spread, there is an orange-colored apple and a pear-shaped bear. Simple and compelling, children will enjoy reading this book over and over again as they learn many different concepts.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Concepts / Words, Concepts / Colors, Animals / Bears
Street Date: August 23, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 248-78-8297