Monday, September 7, 2009
Kid's Corner: The green Green Pear (Book Review)
Shared by Kristi Herbrand
Title: The green Green Pear
Author: Manjula Naraynan
Publisher: Author Solutions
About the book: In her new children's book, The green Green Pear, debut author Manjula Naraynan follows the adventures of a little pear who feels down, dissatisfied, and wishes that he were "anything but a green Green pear!" He compares his color, shape and ability with that of other fruits, shapes and animals respectively, and views himself in a negative light.
Fed up with being green, The green Green Pear sets off on a journey to try to change who he is, color and all. Throughout his voyage he finds nothing seems to help him. Even the kindness of a passing shooting star, who grants him everything he wishes for, doesn't seem to cheer him up. The green Green pear, in his journey to find love, grows to understand that the key to his happiness rests in his love and acceptance of who he is, and that with this foundation of love he could grow up to be anything he wants to be.
Beautifully illustrated by the author and ideal for children aged 3 and up, The green Green Pear gives children a tool to start thinking independently and to recognize the goodness in themselves and in others while developing their sense of self. (Bostick Communications)
About the author: Manjula Naraynan is a writer and illustrator living in Chennai, Southern India. She has a degree in corporate secretaryship from the University of Madras. The green Green Pear will be followed by two more titles in her Color Trilogy for children.
My thoughts: This was a cute book and I loved the illustrations in it! As my son generally only likes books about trucks, race cars, fire engines, I didn't think that he would like this one at all. I was wrong - he not only liked it, but a week later when I asked him what it was about -he said "Changing," which was a very good word for a 4 year old to use to sum up this book. Besides the good message it sends about being happy with who you are, it also introduces shapes, colors, fruits and animals and their sounds, so it is also very interactive.
The green Green Pear
Publisher/Publication Date: AuthorSolutions, June 2009