By: Jackie French
Illustrated by: Bruce Whatley
Publisher: Star Bright Books
Publication Date: October 2003
Reviewed by: Ellen Feld
Review Date: June 28, 2011
Pamela the cow LOVES pears. She loves fresh pears, pears for lunch, pear pie and even stewed pears. Pamela the cow is one happy bovine when she’s eating her favorite fruit. The problem is, everybody else likes pears too and Pamela is eating all the pears. Amy, her Grandma, and Grandpa love pears too. How will they stop Pamela from eating all the pears?
Grandpa tried building a fence to keep Pamela away from the pears, but that didn’t work. The pear-loving cow simply crawled through a wombat hole to go under the fence and get to her beloved pears. Tying Pamela to a tree didn't work either because the hungry cow is one very strong animal. She simply took the tree along with her! Will Amy be able to come up with a solution to save the pears?
Too Many Pears is a delightful tale of a pesky cow, an orchard full of pears and the young girl who is determined to save some of the fruit for herself and her grandparents. Her solution is clever, funny, and while Pamela may not like the end result (think tummy ache), young readers are sure to get a giggle out of the solution. The illustrations are bright and expressive and mesh wonderfully with this delightful story.
Quill says: See if your young reader can help Amy save the pears – a fun, imaginative story that is sure to become a bedtime favorite.