Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Too Many Pears!

Too Many Pears!

Jackie French
Illustrator:  Bruce Whatley 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Starbright Books, 2004   ISBN: 978-1932065480

Pamela the black and white cow loves pears, and she will eat them at every opportunity. In fact, she is not above stealing fresh pears, stewed pears, and pear pies whenever she can. Amy, the little girl, also likes pears, and she starts to get desperate. How can she make sure that Pamela does not eat every single pear on the farm?

Grandpa puts a fence around the pear tree, but Pamela finds a way under it. Grandma ties Pamela to a tree, but Pamela is so strong and determined that she uproots the tree. Then Amy comes up with an idea that she thinks will bring Pamela’s pear-eating habits to end.

Children and their grownups will find it hard not to laugh out loud when they read this deliciously funny picture book. Bruce Whatley’s illustrations are delightfully expressive, and the tale’s ending is sure to delight readers of all ages.