Are We Pears Yet? by Miranda PaulAre We Pears Yet? by Miranda Paul

Are We Pears Yet?

byMiranda PaulIllustratorCarin Berger

Picture Books | September 19, 2017

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Two seeds can't wait to be pears, but growing takes time and patience in this funny and informative picture book from Miranda Paul, the author of Water is Water.

"When will we be pears?"
-"After we find soil."
"Hooray! We are going to be pears! Are we pears yet?"
-"No! Just be patient and wait."

Written entirely in dialogue and staged as a play, Are We Pears Yet? is a clever and hilarious informational picture book that will make you look at growth cycles and fruit trees in a whole new way. Carin Berger's artfully composed collaged stage sets will delight and amaze you.

Miranda Paul has written everything from articles on gardening to poems about the life cycle of a butterfly. She lives a short drive from the shoreline in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with her husband, children, and two friendly cats who love taking baths. Are We Pears Yet? is her second book for Roaring Brook Press following the acclaimed Wa...
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Title:Are We Pears Yet?Format:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 8.24 × 10.35 × 0.4 inPublished:September 19, 2017Publisher:Roaring Brook PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1626723516

ISBN - 13:9781626723511

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from a funny & educational story about the growth cycle Miranda Paul, with her creative imagination, has written a story that’s both amusing and educational in Are We Pears Yet? Two pear seeds are excited that they will become pears. They love pears. One seed keeps eagerly asking the other, “Are we pears yet?” The other seed seems to know much more about the whole process so explains patiently each time what has to occur first. Soil, rain, sun, cold, a long 2-year nap … Then they have to grow into trees, which takes another year! The impatient seeds are getting tired of waiting. The illustrations cleverly created by Carin Berger present the story in a stage setting. Each scene shows props, stage hands, scene changes .. whatever is required to make the story move along. It’s laugh-out-loud funny. Eventually – after another two years! – the seeds get to where a final event is about to happen, but the reader’s view is of the two main characters hidden behind a sign that reads: COSTUME CHANGE. When they come out, well … it’s just been such a long wait that it takes some realizing. Are We Pears Yet? written by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Carin Berger is for everyone to enjoy. It’s fun, entertaining, informative, and quite different, with a chuckle at the very end, too.
Date published: 2017-12-09