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Pomelo Begins to Grow (Pomelo the Garden Elephant)

by Ramona Badescu

Hardcover, 48 pages

Published by Enchanted Lion Books (2011-08-16)

List Price: $16.95

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Amazon Description

What happens as a little one begins to grow? Do parts of the body grow unequally? If the outside grows, does that mean the inside is changing too? Children love it when they begin to grow! But they also have questions and maybe even worry a little too. Pomelo Begins to Grow explores this rich material with playfulness and humor, without undercutting the importance of the questions.

Ramona Badescu was born in Romania in 1980. She arrived in France at eleven and started to write for children at twenty-one. A busy, prolific writer, she currently lives in the wonderful city of Marseilles.

Benjamin Chaud has illustrated an impressive number of picture books and has written at least one as well.

One Potato Review

On growing up and moving on: this is another of those rare tall books that doesn’t seem to fit anymore on American shelves, and yet all of the extra acreage here feels indispensable for containing such phantasmagoria as a chorus of giddy potatoes who like to throw mud cakes at one another and lounge in the branches, a hovering, menacing teapot, forests of mushrooms, and Pomelo himself, who is mysteriously identified as a garden elephant. From France.

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