Apples & Oranges: Going Bananas with Pairs
by Sara Pinto
Cover Artist: Sara Pinto
Review by Gayle Surrette
Bloomsbury USA Children's Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781599901039
Date: 26 December 2007 List Price $16.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Official Info /
Apples & Oranges: Going Bananas With Pairs. Think you know what it's going to be like? I don't think so. Sara Pinto plays with expectations in a way that can entertain children for longer than it takes to flip through the pages. Used to connect with children in a new and unexpected way, this book can be a great chance to have fun.
There used to be saying that went something like, "A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle." Apples & Oranges gives your brain the same feeling of hitting a speed bump. Expectations are turned on their head and nothing is too outrageous. Children love the unexpected, and parents can use this book as a starting point to having a good time by guessing their own answers to each pairing.
Children usually do think outside the box and now you can join them in a fun game of guessing what pairs have in common. Not all learning needs to be serious, plodding study.