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Too Many Pears!


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PreS-Gr 1-Whoever said you can never have too much of a good thing should check with Pamela. This Holstein has a hankerin' for pears-stewed, fresh off the tree, or baked in a pie. She will do almost anything to satisfy her craving, including climbing a tree for better picking. Amy, her family, and friends fear that no one else will get any of the favored fruit. Various means of keeping the bovine away from the pears fail until the girl comes up with the best idea-simply give Pamela all she wants. Whatley's wonderful color illustrations show a dainty cow, politely but quite determinedly helping herself to the love of her life. Large pictures across spreads with clean white backgrounds and simple text create a humorous tale, perfect for storytime sharing. Facial expressions on humans and cow are priceless. Pamela, with her large body and small head, is drawn in a folk-art style, and has two easily identifiable "birthmarks" on her black-and-white hide: one is a heart and the other, which is not revealed until the last page, gives readers insight into her future passion. A real winner.-Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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