Orange Pear Apple Bear By Emily Gravett
If you are a grammar nerd, you will flip over Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett. The entire book is made up of only four words: apple, pear, orange and bear. The only thing that changes? The comma! By adjusting something so small and easily overlooked Emily Gravett teaches shapes, colors, sequence and – of course – the importance of the comma. What starts as orange, pear, apple and bear becomes an apple, a pear and an orange bear. A delightfully simple read.
The board book was hardier than usual; sturdy is an understatement! The pages were super thick – at least 2-3 mm and easily withstood the best efforts of my herculean toddler. The illustrations – simple soft watercolors – brought the corresponding text to life. If it were up to only me, I would give it a solid five eggs.
Unfortunately, the clever grammatical tricks were lost on my toddler. The little bean could not get past the first four pages without discarding it in search of a more stimulating book. So overall? I would have to say that at this point in her development, its three eggs.
I have not lost hope though! After returning the board book to the library, I went on amazon and bought the hardcover. She may not like it now, but I foresee Orange Pear Apple Bear being a useful teaching tool when she begins learning the importance proper grammar and punctuation in effective communication!
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Gravett, E. (2006). Orange pear apple bear. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster/Little Simon.
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