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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.

About The Author

Photo Credit: Mark Hawdon

Emily Gravett is the author and illustrator of many children’s books, including Matilda’s CatAgain!, Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal), Meerkat MailTidy, and Old Hat. Her first book, Wolves, was the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Award for Illustration. Her second book, Orange Pear Apple Bear, was a Quills Award finalist, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, and on the shortlist for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Emily lives in Brighton, England, with her partner, their daughter, and the family dog. Visit her at EmilyGravett.com.

About The Illustrator

Photo Credit: Mark Hawdon

Emily Gravett is the author and illustrator of many children’s books, including Matilda’s CatAgain!, Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal), Meerkat MailTidy, and Old Hat. Her first book, Wolves, was the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Award for Illustration. Her second book, Orange Pear Apple Bear, was a Quills Award finalist, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, and on the shortlist for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Emily lives in Brighton, England, with her partner, their daughter, and the family dog. Visit her at EmilyGravett.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Little Simon (August 23, 2011)
  • Length: 24 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442420038
  • Grades: P - P
  • Ages: 1 - 4

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  • School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
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  • NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

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