Children's Book Review: The green Green Pear

Thursday, August 27, 2009 Posted by Dina N

The green Green Pear, written and illustrated by Manjula Naraynan, is a charming story about a green Green pear who wants to be anything but a green Green pear. He dreams of being a different fruit or an animal. He tries on coats shaped as a square, circle, triangle or other shapes - but the only one that fits is the pear coat. Whatever he does, he find out he can only be a green Green pear. Then, one starry night, his wish of being different comes true - but he discovers he is never happy in another form.

The message of this book is that we should accept and love who we are. No matter how many wishes were granted to the green pear, he could only change on the outside - because his heart always remained the heart of a green Green pear. My daughter and I loved the upbeat text and the colorful illustrations - a delightful mix of styles. The book is also educational - children will enjoy learning about shapes and colors in a fun and subtle way. For example, the names of various fruit in the text are printed in the same color as their picture.

The green Green Pear will be followed by two other books in Manjula Naraynan's color trilogy, and I am looking forward to reading them as well.

You can find The green Green Pear on Many thanks to the author and to Bostick Communications for sending me a review copy.

About the book
The green Green Pear by Manjula Naraynan
ISBN: 978-1438969572
Publisher: AuthorSolutions
Date of publish: June 3, 2009
Pages: 32
S.R.P.: $14.49

Author Bio
Manjula Naraynan is a writer and illustrator living in Chennai, Southern India. She has a degree in corporate secretaryship from the University of Madras.


  1. mikey said...

    cute! this sounds like something my son and i would really enjoy. thanks for the review :)

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