Wednesday, June 6, 2012

My Favorite Picture Books: Orange Pear Apple Bear


Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett

We received this book as a gift from some dear friends when Second Daughter was born. It's a very simple book with only a few words, mainly those in the title. The illustrations are beautiful and clever. Blending colors and shapes, we see the orange, pear, apple and bear transformed through the book.

Years ago, I filmed First Son and First Daughter reading this book aloud. Here's First Son (who can actually read the words):




Then, First Daughter wanted to read it. She doesn't know how to read, but the book is fairly simple and she should be able to figure it out. She gets a little overexcited, though:




If that's an endorsement you can resist, there's nothing else I can say to change your mind.

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