A Pair of Pears and an Orange
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About the Author
Anna McGregor is an author/illustrator/designer devoted to giving her young readers modern, quirky, and conceptual stories from the heart. Her day job is graphic design, and when she's not sitting at a desk, Anna enjoys travel, art, and picnics with friends.
"A duo of pears adjusts to a new playmate ... Using humorous wordplay, the text sends the message there's always room for one more, a concept reinforced by the droll, quiet illustrations ... A mindful, whimsical lesson in inclusivity."
"[A] sweet story, ripe with fruity puns and adorable illustrations that subverts the old adage that "two's company and three's a crowd" ... The black line limbs and facial expressions on the characters add a lot of appeal."
--Youth Services Book Review
"[A] clever and original story. It explores the important themes of friendship and belonging, and an understanding of differences. It uses a simple context of fruit to share a social story, and to bring the book to life. The story arouses emotions and provides an opportunity for discussion with young children about their own experiences. The illustrations are simple, modern, and appealing. The book's play on words and homophones provide a great opportunity to explore figurative language."
--Speech Pathology Australia
'This is an entertaining and gently educational tale, perfect for reading aloud with early primary school-aged kids who may be feeling jealousy around newly formed friendships and changing group social dynamics.'
--Ellen Cregan, Books+Publishing
"Parents and children alike will be delighted by the adorable illustrations ... It might be a story about fruit, but it's an infinitely relatable one"
--Prudence Wade, Independent