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Pamela the cow loves pears - and will do anything to get them. But will anyone else ever get to eat pears again?...

Title : Too Many Pears!
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ISBN : 9781595721129
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Too Many Pears! Reviews

  • Andrea Haas
    2019-02-23 02:26

    Story time themes: food, eating, sharing, farms, orchard, apples, animals, farm animals, cows.

  • Karyn The Pirate
    2019-03-10 02:17

    Pamela likes pears. She likes green pears, red pears and stewed pears with ice cream. But with Pamela liking pears so much, nobody else on the farm gets any pears. (Did I mention Pamela is a cow?) What can Amy do to get Pamela to stop eating all the pears?This is a very, very funny book! Pamela is an enormous black and white cow, very reminiscent of illustrations in Sandra Boyton's books. This book is a wonderful way to relate to children the results of over-indulgence and the benefits of moderation. Although, I am not sure Pamela truly has learned that lesson.I would recommend this book for children 3 - 7.

  • Louise (A Strong Belief in Wicker)
    2019-03-07 20:11

    Pamela, it must be said is a Greedy Cow. She just loves pears. Noone else can get any pears because Pamela eats all the pears. Until one day, she eats Too Many Pears, 600 pears. The look on her face is priceless. I think we've all eaten the equivalent of 600 pears!

  • VegasGal
    2019-03-05 01:35

    A cow who has an obsession with eating pears, and a little girl who needs to figure out how to stop the cow from eating all the pears - what a funny story with great illustrations. This may even entice children to eat their fruit, with all the pears in this book!

  • Mrs Bond
    2019-02-20 21:07

    I have a thing for cartoon cows, which is why this book caught my attention. Prek-1 will enjoy this story about a cow named Pamela, who loves pears a little too much. Look forward to including this in a storytime!

  • Susan Kennedy
    2019-02-24 23:16

    This is a wonderful "how to" book in a funny way. It is a great book to talk about author's style, illustrations, and purpose.

  • Katie
    2019-02-21 22:12

    great storytime book

  • Tessa
    2019-03-12 21:10

    From the author of the Diary of a Wombat books and we loved it! This cow is hilarious - Whatley's illustrations will have you rolling.

  • Viviane Elbee
    2019-02-18 19:24

    This is a book for fans of cows, pears, farm tales and wombats. 5 stars for this funny story - the kids and I laughed at all the ways the cow found to get her mouth on pears. And we were delighted to find a wombat in the story.We are big fans of Jackie French and the wombat illustrations by Bruce Whatley in her Diary of a wombat book.However we didn’t like the illustrations in this book as much as the illustrations in the wombat book, even though it is the same illustrator (Bruce Whatley). The cow and the people just aren’t as appealing. As one child said « that cow on the cover has nightmarish eyes. » For the most part the expressions on the faces of the people and animals are still pretty funny. Also the picture of the spread of pears and the tree are fine.Overall, this is an enjoyable read. One child wanted an immediate re-read. It’s short enough for quick reads, and appropriate for toddlers, preschoolers and young elementary students.

  • Thabata
    2019-03-16 01:28

    French tells the story of Pamela the cow, who liked pears way too much! Through her sneaky and fun ways, Pamela always got more pears than anybody else in the farm. Without leaving the fruit for the others, one day she was got one for the books (all the puns intended on this one) and ate much too much for her own good. This is an hilarious book, with such a charming main character and a very funny twist at the end.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-03-09 01:10

    Charming! This book is about Pamela, a cow, who LOVES pears. The situation is out of control so Amy, her young owner, decides to solve the problem by offering Pamela as many pears as she could possibly want. (This is along the lines of the theory that if you overdose on something you will get over your craving for it.) Poor Pamela gets very sick. And, yes, she is done with pears but onto something else perhaps? Hilarious. (This book is written in both English and Spanish.)

  • Casandria
    2019-02-21 23:19

    Great ST book about a cow who is obsessed with pears!

  • HueL
    2019-02-20 21:07

    Love the ending

  • Emily
    2019-03-04 00:08

    Hilarious read for a food/ eating storytime

  • Amy Forrester
    2019-02-20 00:18

    Pamela is a cow who likes pears. She likes them a lot. She’ll eat them fresh or cooked, stewed or baked, red or green or yellow or brown. Unfortunately, she’s eating all the pears on the farm! Amy and her grandparents, who run the farm, are at their wits end. They tried tying Pamela to a tree, but she uprooted the tree. They tried fencing her in, but she dug herself out through a wombat hole! Finally, Amy gets the idea to serve Pamela a pear feast. Pamela eats and eats and eats until she’s eaten so many pears she’s queasy. The next day Pamela can’t stand the thought of another pear…good thing she’s spied an apple tree!The text is printed in large font and the short sentences move the story along quickly. I love alliteration and there’s plenty in this story about pear loving Pamela. The painterly illustrations feature wonderful facial expressions, from humans and cows alike, and are set against a clean white background. Although Pamela doesn’t say a word, you can get a pretty good idea from the expressive illustrations. Full Review at Picture-Book-a-Day:

  • Mimi
    2019-03-06 20:05

    Pamela the cow loves pears. She loves pears so much, that no one else can get any! Will any one else ever get any pears or will Pamela eat them all?This is a very cute story of an adorable cow who loves pears. The illustrations were very well done; I loved Pamela the cow’s heart! This book is a fun, simple read for young children. The repetition makes it easy to pick out the oft-repeated words for the new reader, but it also offers some more difficult words—like wombat—for the emerging reader. This makes a great book to read out loud to children or for the beginning reader to tackle themselves.

  • Lynn Anne
    2019-03-02 02:24

    Too Many Pears! by Jackie French is a lighthearted story about a friendly-looking but mischievous cow named Pamela, who might just eat all of the pears if Amy doesn't stop her! Though all of our kids enjoyed the story (advertised for the 3-7 year old crowd), our six-year-old daughter laughed out loud at the funny illustrations, the myriad ways Pamela finds to nibble on pears, and also at the surprising appearance of a wombat in the story (have we ever seen a wombat in a story before??) There might even be a little lesson about eating too much in here...maybe! An enjoyable summer read, and a perfectly respectable inclusion on the well-read child's summer reading log!

  • george
    2019-03-16 02:19

    I'm on the fence about this one. I like that it is written in both English and Spanish. It's a cute story with a few chuckle moments. But overall, the story is just average. I'd give it 2 1/2 stars, but I'm rounding up to three because of the language aspect. The real problem I had is that I think the illustrations are flat-out bad. They did nothing for me and mainly distracted me from the story. Overall it's little more than okay.

  • Jack Kirby and the X-man
    2019-03-01 20:05

    Overall a pretty middle-of-the-road picture book. Both the story and the illustrations are so-so.I found it a little difficult to repeat Pamela and pear so many times through this book – my poor articulation I suspect.I found the outlines around each object in the illustrations incredibly distracting. That being said I loved the detail of the heart, pear and apple markings on Pamela, the unimpressed look of the wombat and the pear lightglobe.

  • Jen
    2019-03-11 20:15

    short enough for storytimeopen ended ending, let children predict what might happen latervery few words per page, a sentence or two.

  • Tricia
    2019-02-21 03:19

    Great fun! Pamela the Cow loves pears until she eats enough to burst at the seams. Then she loves...apples! Illustrations of the cow capture her obsession wonderfully.

  • Melodie
    2019-03-03 19:12

    Jackie French is amazing, as always.

  • Dee-Ann
    2019-03-03 21:08

    my kids love reading this ... especially reading the words that follow the food and when they find out that she ate 600 pears. Have read this many times.

  • Jaxon
    2019-03-06 19:25

    I picked this book in Spanish with my mama yesterday at the library - Demasiadas peras! and we're having fun reading it! It's funny!

  • Mira Domsky
    2019-03-08 22:21

    Story about a cow who likes to eat pears. Silly and probably short enough for storytime. Easy craft for coloring in cows and/or pears?

  • Heydi Smith
    2019-03-19 01:17

    A great book for a fruit Storytime. I love Pamela and she loves pears...and apples.

  • Anne
    2019-02-23 22:11

    This one could be a good one for storytime. The text is just the right length. I didn't realize the author was Australian until a wombat showed up in the story, ha!

  • Edna
    2019-03-10 22:12

    Young Amy thinks of an ingenious way to get the Pamela, the family cow, to quit eating all the family farm pears. Quick and funny read with simple but expressive illustrations.

  • Christine Turner
    2019-03-20 02:05

    Bilingual books, Spanish.Demasiadas peras! = Too many pearsPamela the cow loves pears so much that no one else ever has a chance to eat any.

  • Kelsey Yates
    2019-03-17 03:08

    Fun. That is one disproportionate cow.