Bound To Stay Bound

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 Are we pears yet?
 Author: Paul, Miranda

 Publisher:  Roaring Brook Press (2017)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 21 x 25 cm

 BTSB No: 704172 ISBN: 9781626723511
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Seeds -- Fiction
 Pears -- Fiction
 Patience -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $6.50

Summary:
Two seeds can't wait to be pears, but growing takes time and patience.

 Illustrator: Berger, Carin

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (08/01/17)
   School Library Journal (10/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2017 PreS-Gr 2— Two seeds explain the growth cycle of pear trees from seeds needing soil, water, and sun to trees bearing fruit two years later. The banter between the seeds and the pear puns are amusing as one seed repeatedly asks, "Are we pears yet?" The story, written all in dialogue, is staged as a play complete with costume changes. Paul successfully breaks down this complex science concept and turns it into a clever stage show. An encore explains how the author came up with the idea, five "peary" smart facts share interesting information, and the credits double as a bibliography. Berger's cut-paper collages set the stage and give the feel of a school play with text bubbles and stick scenery. VERDICT This whimsical story about plant science is a welcome informational picture book addition. Perfect for one-on-one and small group sharing.— Sarah Polace, Cuyahoga Public Library System, OH - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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