Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Orange Pear Apple Beaer by Emily Gravett (2005)

Sometimes simple is best, and often most beautiful.  Emily Gravett's Orange Pear Apple Bear is simply sweet, sweetly simply, and a perfect little book.

The illustrations appear to be watercolor and crayon? chalk? pastel?

The bear's face is so expressive, warm, friendly, and happy.  The warm colors of orange, pear, and apple are really quite lovely and inviting.

And it's about punctuation, which I didn't even realize until I read someone else's review on Goodreads.  Sometimes I'm unable to see the forest for the trees.

There are also only four different words in the entire book as well.

This isn't a book that will change your life, but it's meaningful just because it's so beautiful.

Orange Pear Apple BearOrange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sometimes simple is best, and often most beautiful. This book is simply sweet, sweetly simply, and an almost perfect little book.  It's not going to change your life, but the meaning and truth of this book lies in the beauty and simplicity, in the warm browns, oranges, greens and reds of the watercolor (and pastel?) illustrations, in the friendly, happy, comforting expressions on the bear's face.  What a little gem.

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