Friday, February 22, 2008

38. Lilttle Pear and the Rabbits

Little Pear and the Rabbits by Eleanor Frances Lattimore
Third Little Pear book


Pages: 125
Finished: Feb. 20, 2008
Reason for Reading: next in the series.
First Published: 1956
Genre: children, fiction
Rating: 4/5

First Sentence:


Little Pear was a Chinese Boy.


Comments: First, I have to say how thrilled I was when this book came in through inter library loan. I didn't have my hopes too high that it would be available and then when it did come it is the exact same cover as what I read when I was little. All the Little Pear books I read had covers similar to this and it was like holding an old friend again after all these years.

In this episodic book, Little Pear is growing older. He will soon be old enough for school but he isn't quite big enough to make the long walk each day yet. Little Pear wants to grow up but he doesn't want to go to school, he wants to be a farmer like his dad. Little Pear continues to have adventures and though not as often as the other books he still does get into some mischief. This book doesn't quite have as much charm as the previous two but is still just as enjoyable. There is nothing particularly new here but the writing, the illustrations, the author's love and respect for the Chinese people is still just as enjoyable and evident. Dh read this one to the 7yo at bedtimes and the 7yo is anxious for the last book to come in from ILL. Here's hoping we get a copy!

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