Each Peach Pear Plum

Each Peach Pear Plum

Book - 1978
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Penguin Putnam
In this book with your little eye, take a look and play I spy - so starts the classic story from best-selling author/illustrator team, Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Each Peach Pear Plum introduces favourite fairy tale characters, such as Tom Thumb and The Three Bears and, with a poem on each page hinting as to what is hiding in the picture, children are encouraged to participate and follow the story themselves.

Baker & Taylor
Tom Thumb, Jack and Jill, Baby Bunting, and a host of other familiar nursery-rhyme characters are hiding in the colorful pictures, and children are challenged to find them as the story unfolds

& Taylor

Rhymed text and illustrations invite the reader to play "I Spy" with a variety of Mother Goose and other folklore characters.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Putnam, c1978
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780670287055
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged). : col. ill. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Ahlberg, Allan


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Jun 29, 2016

Very cute ISpy book. My toddler is obsessed. We read it about 5 times a night. "Plum! Plum!"

Dec 31, 2014

This is an "I Spy" book. On one page it says, "Each peach pear plumb, I spy Tom Thumb," and on the following page you are to find Tom Thumb hiding among the fruit trees.

This is a wonderful exploration story. The illustrations are complicated making it more challenging for the littlest ones to find the hidden object. There are many fairy tale characters throughout the book including Cinderella, the three bears and Robin Hood.

This book was originally published in 1978 so it does not follow the same standards we see for today's books written for toddlers. This book is written for a more mature audience. With that understanding, I have to rate this book as three stars for the following reasons; Violence occurs more than once. Little bear trips, his gun goes off and he shoots down the baby basket from the tree. Also, Robin Hood shoots an arrow at the Wicked Witch. The picture of Jack and Jill has a menacing Wicked Witch behind the bushes waiting to attack the children.

I know these are all fairy tale characters and original fairy tales can be quite violent. But I would not write an illustrated version for toddlers. Can you imagine and illustrated version of the original Cinderella in which the sisters cut off parts of their feet? So yes, this is a classic, Janet Ahlberg writes amazing stories, but this book no longer fits the place it was originally written for. It would work as an early reader for k-1 since the words are simple and repetitious.

Jun 13, 2012

Not your typical "I Spy". My step-daughter loved it.

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Jun 29, 2016

SuzyQLLL thinks this title is suitable for 2 years and over

Apr 10, 2011

byrhtnoth thinks this title is suitable for 2 years and under

Jul 24, 2008

Calgovin thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and under


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Dec 31, 2014

Violence: baby bear shoots the baby out of a tree, Robin Hood shoots at the Wicked Witch, menacing Wicked Witch against Jack and Jill


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