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Each Peach Pear Plum: 02/17/19

Each Peach Pear Plum

Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet Ahlberg and illustrated by Allan Ahlberg is another picture book from my childhood but one I don't remember hearing as a child. Like Zinnia: How Corn was Saved [link], Each Peach Pear Plum is a building story. This one, though, builds through the carrying over of visual elements from one leaf to the next.

The book is also an "I Spy" as one is asked to spot the character who is hidden. It is in this spying game that the characters are carried over between scenes. These are all characters from tradition English language nursery rhymes. Children who are into Mother Goose, will get the most out of this book.

For me it was just a so-so book. It's very much a product of its time and place — late 1970s United Kingdom. This book has its fans who are as passionate about it as fans of Goodnight Moon.

Have you read it? Was it part of your bed time routine either as a child or a parent?

Three stars

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