The Pear in the Pear Tree
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Jane and John's comical attempts to pluck a juicy pear from the topmost branch of a tree are told in this picture book through rhyming couplets and Allen's characteristically spare yet wittily eloquent illustrations. John, wielding a ladder 'casts' Jane skyward whence she plunges into a pond and John has to rescue her. Still pearless the pair look on as a goose 'BOING-NGS' onto the very branch whereon rests the pear sending it PLONKING towards the children. After pulling mightily they free the fruit thus CAT-A-PUL-TING the bird back to her pond. They then set about consuming their prize - bite for bite - of course! Great fun for listeners and readers from three to seven.