Orange Pear Apple Bear


Emily Gravett
Illustrator: Emily Gravett

Orange, Pear, Apple, Bear; these four simple words make up this delightful picture book (until the very last page) and provide ample inspiration for its charming illustrations. Following her success with Wolves, Emily Gravett returns with this picture book for pre school children.


Her colourful yet sparse illustrations cleverly depict a bumbling bear interacting in many different and imaginative ways with the fruit mentioned in the title.


The rhyming and repetition in the text make this a great book to read aloud; the gently humorous illustrations will provoke discussion and undoubtedly appeal to parents and children alike.


Publisher: Macmillan Children's books

About the author

  • Emily Gravett

    Emily Gravett is twice winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Bronze Award for Wolves and Little Mouse's Big Book Of Fears. An author-illustrator of unique talent and skill, she has a host of other award-winning and critically acclaimed books to her name, including Orange Pear Apple Bear, Monkey and Me, The Odd Egg and Blue Chameleon. Emily lives in Brighton with her family.


    Read an interview with Emily


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    Emily Gravett
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Average rating: 5/5

What you thought

my son loves to read this book. The illustration and easy words not only help my little one to understand the words to the pictures but are simple enough to be able to teach him to read the words :) beautiful book

Rating: 5 star
29 April 2012

I am Ian, and I just turned one. This is my favourite book ever. I read it for 20 minutes at a time and make my mummy and daddy show me it again and again.

Rating: 5 star
Ian Seymour
1 May 2011

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