Book: Are We Pears Yet? Author: Miranda Paul Illustrator: Carin Berger Publisher: Roaring Brook Press Date: September 19, 2017 Genre: Picture book; age 4-8 ; gr. K-3 Pages: 40 Price: $17.99 My rating: a funny & educational story about the growth cycle
Miranda Paul, with her creative imagination, has written a story that’s both amusing and educational in Are We Pears Yet?
Two pear seeds are excited that they will become pears. They love pears. One seed keeps eagerly asking the other, “Are we pears yet?” The other seed seems to know much more about the whole process so explains patiently each time what has to occur first. Soil, rain, sun, cold, a long 2-year nap … 🙂 Then they have to grow into trees, which takes another year! The impatient seeds are getting tired of waiting.
The illustrations cleverly created by Carin Berger present the story in a stage setting. Each scene shows props, stage hands, scene changes .. whatever is required to make the story move along. It’s laugh-out-loud funny.
Eventually – after another two years! – the seeds get to where a final event is about to happen, but the reader’s view is of the two main characters hidden behind a sign that reads: COSTUME CHANGE. When they come out, well … it’s just been such a long wait that it takes some realizing.
Are We Pears Yet? written by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Carin Berger is for everyone to enjoy. It’s fun, entertaining, informative, and quite different, with a chuckle at the very end, too.
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