Saturday, March 3, 2012

Recommended for Little Hands

Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett

I recently got the go-ahead from my store manager to create a recommendation endcap (Nicole & Candy's Corner!) seeing as I am now one of the two Children's Leads. This is one of the books I put up there. It's a simple board book with just a few words involved - the cover pretty much says it all. But they get mixed up from time to time to create some fun things to say - "Apple, pear. Orange bear." - as well as some really cute illustrations. The illustrations are actually my favorite part. From balacing the fruit on his nose to looking surprised when he's labeled as "orange," the bear is clearly the star of this orange, appley, peary show. They're soft done in watercolors, a medium I always hold in high regard because in my opinion, they're darn hard to work with. See how your little one likes oranges, apples, pears, and of course, bears!

Notes from the playlist: "Stars" by Helen Jane Long

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