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What happens as a little one begins to grow? Do parts of the body grow unequally? If the outside grows, does that mean the inside is changing too? Children love it when they begin to grow! But they also have questions and maybe even worry a little too. Pomelo Begins to Grow explores this rich material with playfulness and humor, without undercutting the importance of theWhat happens as a little one begins to grow? Do parts of the body grow unequally? If the outside grows, does that mean the inside is changing too? Children love it when they begin to grow! But they also have questions and maybe even worry a little too. Pomelo Begins to Grow explores this rich material with playfulness and humor, without undercutting the importance of the questions.Ramona Badescu was born in Romania in 1980. She arrived in France at eleven and started to write for children at twenty-one. A busy, prolific writer, she currently lives in the wonderful city of Marseilles.Benjamin Chaud has illustrated an impressive number of picture books and has written at least one as well....

Title : Pomelo Begins to Grow
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ISBN : 9781592701117
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 48 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Pomelo Begins to Grow Reviews

  • Shannon
    2019-03-03 12:24

    Can we be frank? Pomelo looks like a slab of something vaguely phallic. It distracted me, even though he was a very charming character.

  • Roxanne
    2019-03-03 09:32

    One of the rare children's book which when we read together I felt like I was the intended audience, especially when we came to this part: 小柚子不再害怕離開他的花園他發現長大就要學習說再見也要能接受别人對他這樣說Perhaps I have more growing up to do.

  • Kelly
    2019-03-12 04:27


  • Rainey
    2019-02-18 05:34

    Precious, precious Pomelo!

  • Jennifer B.
    2019-03-15 11:19

    Pomelo is very cute. The art is charming, and it's a nice story about growing up, but not too fast.

  • Casandria
    2019-03-17 08:34

    Delightful book about the thoughts kids have on growing up. Not great for story time though--illustrations are too hard to see.elephantsgrowing up

    2019-02-23 07:49

    POMELO Begins to Grow is a picture story book written by Ramona Badescu and illustrated by Benjamin Chaud. As the title says, this story is based on the concerns of a small elephant named Pomelo on will happen when he grows up. Page by page, ask him different questions, about how will be his image, or what he could do etc.I chose this book to read it aloud because I think that children will understand most of the questions that Pomelo does to her mind. Because students must do this questions too. And all the questions are accompanied by nice illustrations that became the story so funny and easy to read.The illustration are big so all the students will see the images clearly. And of course I loved them. The colors are very brighten and strong, and this pictures in the white page are fantastic. The covers are nice too, Pomelos huge eye is wonderful. The material that is made the book is perfect for reading aloud. The teacher can easily hold the book for their students to appreciate the illustrations.I would recommend this book to every teacher of kids of 5-8 years. I think that they would love it and that they would like read it many times.

  • Barbara
    2019-03-04 05:41

    Although some of the questions Pomelo considers, such as what happens when we grow and does growing on the outside mean that we are also growing on the inside, are those commonly asked by children, others seem more suited to older readers or even adults. There was little surprise for me in reading that Pomelo came to realize that growth involves change, and that change sometimes means having to leave what's familiar. While some of the illustrations with the different perspectives and sizes they offer to the reader were appealing to me, others seemed, by turns, flat or too cluttered. While I see depth and universality in Pomelo's experiences, I also identified more than a tad of the didactic, which was off-putting to me.

  • Rachel
    2019-03-17 12:28

    I tried to read this to my son, but he got bored after awhile. I thought it was a rather clever way of looking at growing up and how it changes a person (animal in this case). Pomelo is a tiny garden elephant who learns that growing up isn't as scary as he thought. It is about making choices, making discoveries and having new experiences. However it is also about being able to laugh at old fears. Pomelo is ready for big adventures. I loved the whimsical illustrations, especially the ones about him trying new things (sushi and hot peppers), but I'm not sure most kids, especially younger ones, would get this book. Recommended for ages 5-9, 3 stars.

  • Dona
    2019-03-06 12:42

    I was a "bluebird" (girl scout or campfire girl) for a very brief period of time when I was 7-yrs-old. One day we all went to 31 flavors to get ice cream. 12 of the 13 girls got chocolate ice cream. I got strawberry. I loved strawberry and did not care for chocolate. After reading the other ratings and reviews of "Pomelo Begins to Grow", I am feeling much the way I did that day, like everyone else likes chocolate ice cream and I alone like strawberry which is all the more interesting because Pomelo is a cute little pink elephant. Yes, the very same shade of pink as strawberry ice cream. I liked Pomelo and his quirky illustrations and deep thoughts. Go Pomelo!

  • Kristi
    2019-03-06 04:45

    Growing up is a mysterious and strange event. Bodies grow, our point of view changes, our interests and likes change, our responsibilities change and so does our knowledge of how the world works. Do you have to grow old if you grow up? And if you grow old, do you automatically grow wise? Could it be that one day you will do something you haven`t even thought of yet? Lots of questions and thoughtful statements fill this delightful book translated from the original French about growing up.

  • Cassandra
    2019-02-26 11:28

    This is a very odd book, and my 4-yr-old loves it; we have read it 3 times a day since it came home from the library. She finds some of the pages (such as the unequal growth and the 'clowning around') very funny, and had some good questions about whether or not adults can really do anything that they want or if they also have to follow rules. And at the end we discussed how going to a larger garden was something like her transition to kindergarten next year.

  • Jay Bushara
    2019-02-18 07:23

    On growing up and moving on: this is another of those rare tall books that doesn’t seem to fit anymore on American shelves, and yet all of the extra acreage here feels indispensable for containing such phantasmagoria as a chorus of giddy potatoes who like to throw mud cakes at one another and lounge in the branches, a hovering, menacing teapot, forests of mushrooms, and Pomelo himself, who is mysteriously identified as a garden elephant. From France.

  • Sarah
    2019-03-21 08:43

    This is such a French picture book! Philosophical musings regarding the process of physically and mentally growing up which will likely go over the head of many young readers although they may be able to relate to some of these experiences. Pomelo, a pink elephant with an extended trunk, is so cute!

  • Jess
    2019-03-06 04:40

    I have a soft spot for quirky picture books. While the story meanders quite a bit, the illustrations were adorable and I think the concept would hold the interest of kids curious about growing up, growing bigger, and gaining independence.November 2017 - Ben is interested in growing/size lately so this hit the spot.

  • Michael
    2019-02-23 06:20

    I'm surprised at all the negative reviews of this wonderful, thoughtful and quirky children's book. While I think Badescu fails to condescend the way many children's literature authors do, I'd have to argue that the best kid's books are those that adults can also enjoy, not because of questionable content, but because of unique points of view and humor.

  • Myridian
    2019-03-18 09:31

    I found it charming and Pomelo's antics made M laugh. While he didn't seem to resonate with the deeper existetial questions inherent in growing, I felt like it planted to seed for us to talk about these things. He's also been obsessively watching Sid the Science Kid's Shrinking Shoes which also addresses growing.

  • Kimberly
    2019-03-20 10:49

    A curious little book. Pomelo is awfully cute and the kids enjoyed the pictures, although at least one of them asked, "Why do the potatoes have ears?" Good question, kids. Some of Pomelo's ruminations might connect better with adults, but the particularly insightful child would enjoy this one.

  • Susan
    2019-03-13 12:26

    I love the illustrations in this book, but I feel like the story is something adults would like more. It seems a little too complicated and philosophical for small kids, even though it's about growing up.

  • Shelli
    2019-03-21 05:24

    To much preaching about the trails and adventures of growing up in a format that would ONLY interest really little readers who would at most like the ugly silly drawing and gather nothing from the text.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-03-05 06:38

    Cute, but there's a typo that really bothered me: "There's no question, he want's to know more." "Wants" really doesn't need an apostrophe. I realize that this was originally written in French, but I'm not sure why that would affect the translation. (We all have our pet peeves.)

  • Class 305
    2019-03-08 12:35

    I enjoyed the book. I think its possibly a little too mature for a 2 year old but the pictures were great. It can be useful for children that are starting to wonder about growing up and changes they're encountering. Very good vocabulary but can be challenging for younger kids.

  • Shazzer
    2019-02-19 08:28

    A decent 'growing-up' book, with striking and inventive illustrations. It's a little overly "teachy", but children going through their own growing pains with relate with Pomelo and see themselves in his story.

  • Samantha
    2019-02-24 09:35

    A coming of age picture book of sorts that creatively deals with growing up. I liked all fo the size compairons, it gives the artwork some neat perspectives. Not my favorite Pomelo book, but still worth a look.PreK-2.

  • Peacegal
    2019-03-15 05:26

    These books are absolutely surreal, and that's why I enjoy them so much. Childhood can be a pretty surreal state at times, and the author recognizes it.

  • Rachelccameron
    2019-02-21 11:35

    You could definitely tell that this was written by someone from an non-American culture... it was delightful all the more so

  • Kelly Rae
    2019-02-27 04:33

    Loved the illustrations!

  • Xiaohui Yang
    2019-03-06 04:29

    lovely pictures

  • Carissa
    2019-02-24 12:21

    I love this book, my 3yo daughter loves it, and it's a great abstract view on what it means to grow up/older/bigger. The pages are thick and satisfying and the illustrations beautiful.

  • Mary Wong
    2019-03-10 06:25

    Love it! It is whimsical and cute and also funny. My two boys love it.