Apples and Oranges: Going Bananas with Pairs

Apples and Oranges Going Bananas with Pairs Apples and Oranges

  • Title: Apples and Oranges: Going Bananas with Pairs
  • Author: Sara Pinto
  • ISBN: 9781599901039
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Apples and Oranges

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    1. This is one of the weirdest books I've seen in a while. It's sort of a one-joke book. I read it aloud to a group of 2nd graders the other day just to see how they'd react, and I think I can predict how it might go for you. Kind of like this.First page: How are an apple and an orange alike? Stop here and get kids to answer. They'll have good answers, like they're both fruits, you eat them both, they grow on trees. Turn the page and read, "They both don't wear glasses." Kids: "HUH??"Read the next [...]

    2. I probably liked this book because my one of my favorite jokes is this:What do a peanut and a bicycle have in common? Neither one can play the piano! HA! A pair of items with something obvious (but not stated) in common is shown: an apple and an orange (fruits), a starfish and an octopus (live in the ocean), pants and underwear (clothes, duh!). Each pair is followed by a depiction of what ELSE they have in common: they don't wear glasses, or work in a bank, or knit. I read this in storytime and [...]

    3. i'm tornfeel as if i should love it but my vision of incorporating it into a group setting is one of terror. sigh.

    4. There is an incredibly high chance I did not understand this book, which is why I only rated it two stars. I read some of the other reviews to see if maybe I had missed something and I took from them, that each page consists of a pun, and maybe I'm just dense or not focusing on the jokes enough to get them, but if I can't understand them right of way, elementary schoolers are certainly not going to be able to either. I also really thought it was going to be a book about fruit, which by the way, [...]

    5. Too old of humor for my toddler, she definitely didn't get the joke, but liked to point out objects that she knew.

    6. Not at all what you expect! Most excellent! Even the title is a fun play on words - pairs or pears? Both my two-year-old girl and five-year-old boy laugh hysterically when we read this book. Sure I ham it up a bit for them and help them understand some of the more subtle jokes, like the expressions on the old ladies faces who are sitting next to the women wearing pants and underwear on their heads, but that is part of the joy of sharing books and reading together. The illustrations are marvelous [...]

    7. “How are an apple and an orange alike?”Did you say they were both fruits? No. Foods? No. From trees? No. They both don’t wear glasses! So begins this book of illustrated offbeat and quirky riddles. Each page shows a pair of items, such as a bike and a motorcycle, a spoon and a fork, and a bird and a kite, that have an obvious connection. But turn the page and you’ll find the answer to the riddle isn’t exactly what you had guessed it would be.The text in this book is presented in a stra [...]

    8. This will send the younger students laughing so much they’ll fall off their chairs. Sara Pinto has crafted some wonderful pairs, but the expectation will surprise everyone. Once they get going, who knows what the children will guess! There are lovely brightly-colored drawings, for example, of a cupcake and an ice cream cone. The author asks, “How are a cupcake and an ice cream cone alike?” And of course, one might say, they’re both sweet, or desserts, or ? But when the page is turned, th [...]

    9. This isn't a quick, flip-through book. The full effect comes from reading it aloud with a small child who will love to answer the questions before turning the page. Each page spread has either a question or an answer, beginning with asking how two similar items (such as a bird and a kite) are alike. The answer follows after turning the page (birds and kites both don't talk on the phone). Each of the pairings is set up like this: a question that the child can answer, followed by an inane answer t [...]

    10. I found this quite amusing. My 5-year-old didn't find it as funny as my 10-year-old did. I think this book will have difficulty finding an audience because it's a picture book, but is really for elementary school aged kids. It asks the reader how two things are alike (apples and oranges), but doesn't give an obvious answer (they're fruit). When you turn the page, you find that they both don't wear glasses. My 5-year-old didn't really get the joke until halfway through the book and then, rather t [...]

    11. The concept of this one at first was hard for my 4 yr old to grasp. Each pair of pages asks "What's the same about apples and oranges?" and immediately he said, "No, different". I had to coax and answer for the first few, although the author made all the similarities goofy things like "They don't wear glasses". We had fun coming up with things that we didn't do at the end and he insisted on staying up to "read" it to himself one more time.

    12. Very funny book. Two things are presented with something obvious in common, and then something funny that they also have in common is shown. The second characteristic, while true, is outrageous, and that is where the humor comes in. Little kids won't get the jokes, but preschoolers will start to appreciate the silliness. I was really impressed how Pinto just nails each joke coming up with the exact right idea to make it the most funny.

    13. 26 months - I pretty much ignored the authors text and we used the book as a fun way to talk about similarities and differences. If you spend time talking about how the items are similar and then say ". and do they both wear glasses?" I found my two year old got the humor and loved saying "NO!" followed by "That's silly!".

    14. After the 5th or so pair, I felt like screaming, "Yes, I GET IT!" Whatever similarities the "pair" has, they "both don't" do something outlandish for the nature of the pair. The something else is so random, though. It can be anything, free association without real thoughts or connections in some way conceptually. It really drives me bananas!

    15. It was fun to read this book with Jordan and have her brainstorm the common bonds between each of their items, BUT I think she missed out on the humor a bit. She laughed because I believe she knew she was SUPPOSED to think it was funny, but I don't think she completely understood why. Good practice for her, though.

    16. I thought this was more fun than Andrew didHe didn't get the "apples and oranges don't wear glasses" thing because there was a picture of the apple and orange wearing glasses. This would be more fun for someone in the 4-6 age range, I think. But I thought it was funny.

    17. This could be a great book to get the other obvious reason why the items are similarPresents pairs of related items, such as an apple and an orange or a bicycle and a motorcycle, and asks why they are similar, while offering unexpected answers.

    18. Super silly! (Just like I like 'em!) How are an apple and an orange alike? They both don't wear glasses. Haha. (The illustrations are even funnier!) This book could serve as a great story starter!

    19. Toddlers and preschoolers will not really get this. On the other hand, big kids will get the joke and enjoy the silliness.

    20. Excellent for early elementary discussion and writing prompts:"How are an apple and an orange alike?They both don't wear glasses."

    21. Such a funny book My 4 year old and I giggeled quite hard through it! Perfect for out of th ebox thinking!

    22. A funny read- with silly comparisons and illustrationsI can just picture my son cracking up at the picture of underpants on a lady's headwhat can I say?

    23. Such a perfect picture book. Fun, engaging, makes the kids think and laugh. Short text--silly illustrations Just brilliant

    24. JP Very funny comparisons of things that are and aren't alike. When reading with kids, make them say how the 2 items really are alike on each page. For younger elem.

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