CHILDREN’S BOOK REVIEW: Orange Pear Apple Bear

orange pear apple bearOrange Pear Apple Bear You by Emily Gravett

Illustrated by Emily Gravett
32 Pages
Children’s Stories
Two Hoots
Age range: 0+

Orange Pear Apple Bear is a book that’s rather simplistic. I have to confess, the first time I read I did have a – is that it? – moment. There really isn’t that much to the story. In fact, it only uses four whole words through the entire book. Yes, four words.

However, the combination of these four words. Which, if you haven’t guessed already is ‘orange, pear, apple, bear’ – combined with that author’s illustrations makes it imaginatively fun. You’re going to have to trust me on this, but it does work. From the bear that looks like an pear, or is that an apple that looks like and orange. You get the gist.

It’s one of those the books that the more you read it, the more you enjoy it. As I say, the first time I read it, I wasn’t sure about it. Then my children asked to read it again, and again. And before I knew it we were all chuckling away at the silly rhyming words and trying to work out what was happening in each of the pictures.

I would say that due to the nature of the book that it is more suitable for younger children. But my four year old son did have a giggle at it.


A fun, simply but creative book that young children will really enjoy.

Rating: 4/5

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6 thoughts on “CHILDREN’S BOOK REVIEW: Orange Pear Apple Bear”

  1. This sounds interesting, I think my youngest would enjoy it. There is a hide and seek bear book that we’ve got and the bear looks similar, I’ll have to check and see if it’s by the same author.

  2. Well I’m going to have to buy this book for the grandchildren just to see how only using 4 words works out lol.
    Thanks for reviewing #KLTR

  3. Aw, I kind of like books that work on such a simple premise, because kids do seem to adore them! I hadn’t heard of this but the illustrations look gorgeous. I will have to check it out (and enter your giveaway!) Thanks for hosting #KLTR

  4. This sounds like a lovely book Laura and I’d love to have a look at it. I love kids books even as an adult and Sylvia likes younger kids books too. We shall have to see if it’s in our local library. Angela


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