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Comments for Cherries and Cherry Pits

Cherries and Cherry Pits: 03/20/15

cover art

Cherries and Cherry Pits by Vera B. Williams is another of picture books included in my daughter's text book. She likes to check out the original books to see the illustrations, as the text book only includes a few of them.

The narrator of the book lives in an apartment with Bidemmi, a girl who loves to draw. The narrator brings her different colors to see what she will do with them. Bidemmi as she draws always tells a story to go with what she's creating.

Cherries and Cherry Pits is Bidemmi's story about eating cherries on the subway and saving the best pits to plant. Her plant grows into a proper tree and soon she can share fresh cherries with all the people in the apartment building and surrounding neighborhood block.

There's an element of magical realism to the story too. Although everything is told as Bidemmi draws it, when her story ends, there's a picture of what appears to be her story come to fruition. Whether her story is autobiography or whether the cherry tree has grown through the magic of story telling, though, is left to the reader's imagination.

Four stars

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