FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Did You Say Pears? has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: :
Comment: Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Did You Say Pears? Paperback – August 9, 2011

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
$3.69 $3.42

"I Don't Want To Be A Frog"
Hilarious dialogue between a feisty young frog and his heard-it-all-before father, young readers will identify with little Frog's desire to be something different, while laughing along at his stubborn yet endearing schemes to prove himself right. Find out more

Frequently Bought Together

Did You Say Pears? + How Much Can a Bare Bear Bear?: What Are Homonyms and Homophones? (Words Are Categorical) + Dear Deer: A Book of Homophones
Price for all three: $22.89

Buy the selected items together

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Tundra Books (August 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 177049278X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1770492783
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,512,879 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 2–Photographs carry the meaning of the text in this book that emphasizes common homophones and homonyms. If horns played cool music, for example, is illustrated with a full-page colorful image of a ram against a grassy green background and a picture of a brass quintet in bright red uniforms. While the text is dependent on the images, some are clumsily staged. If nails were on fingers is illustrated with an image of a cluster of nails opposite a photo of an awkwardly posed hand with artificial fingernails. An additional purchase for language-arts units.–Jodi Kearns, University of Akron, OH
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Booklist

K-Gr. 3. A marvelously imaginative pairing (sorry) of homonyms (words that sound alike but have different meanings and the same spelling) and homophones (words that sound alike but have different meanings and different spellings), wrapped up in a rhyme of amazingly few words and terrific offbeat photographs. "If a pitcher / could pour" reads the text on a spread showing a boy pitching a baseball to a girl batter opposite a photograph of a perfectly luscious blue china water pitcher. "And glasses / could see" is illustrated by photos of clear glass and colored plastic tumblers opposite a rosy rag doll wearing shades. "If the sun / could laugh" pairs a sunset with a giggling, bouncing baby boy, and the "blew" of blowing out birthday candles is matched with a perfect expanse of cloudless blue sky. Accomplished author and photographer Alda is married to the actor Alan Alda and impishly notes on the back cover copy that "they have been a pair for many years." GraceAnne DeCandido
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
Very early picturebook readers will relish large, page-sized color photos paired with simple one-line statements and a zany outlook inviting kids to think about words. From animal 'pants' to trunks, pitchers, glasses and more, kids learn about the double meaning of words and enjoy a format which is fun to think about. Even parents will find it thought-provoking and filled with insights into language's oddities.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joyce L. Owens on October 17, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I am using this with my adult ESOL student. It offers great examples and a fun approach to often confusing situations. It is helpful to have a light-hearted tool to use in adult tutoring.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Chuckela on December 13, 2007
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
When my precocious kindergartner and I (being quite the opposite myself) seemed continually to be reminding ourselves about the difference between homonyms and homophones, I happened upon this book. It's a really neat book. It's great fun because of the simple pictures and homophones (and homonyms of course), and it helped with spelling, understanding, and anticipating homophones/grams/nyms or whatever they are called these days.

I've given this book as a gift to K/1st-graders often.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Did You Say Pears?
This item: Did You Say Pears?
Price: $7.95
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com