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Pomelo Begins to Grow (Pomelo the Garden Elephant) (edition 2011)

by Ramona Badescu, Benjamin Chaud (Illustrator)

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Title:Pomelo Begins to Grow (Pomelo the Garden Elephant)
Authors:Ramona Badescu
Other authors:Benjamin Chaud (Illustrator)
Info:Enchanted Lion Books (2011), Hardcover, 48 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:Children's Books

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Pomelo Begins to Grow by Ramonoa Badescu

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I liked the fantasy story, Pomelo Begins to Grow, by Ramona Badescu and Benjamin Chaud. The story takes oneself on a journey from the perspective of a youngster. The main character is a young elephant that lives in a garden. The big idea is that he is noticing that he is growing up.
Mostly, the illustrations and the plot were inviting and made the story entertaining. The whimsical illustrations keep the audience’s attention with silly pictures of friendly creatures that are found in Pomelo’s garden. Pomelo wonders how his body is going to get bigger. He is curious about the rate that his body parts will grow. The illustrator did a great job depicting a scene where Pomelo is contemplating how his body would look if his body parts only grew one at a time.
The plot, or storyline, was easy to follow and showed an element of anxiety. Pomelo was anxious to grow up, and he was also nervous about what growing up meant. This was evident when he realized that he had to eventually say goodbye to his friends in the garden and step out into the big world. ( )
  JenniferEckley | Sep 10, 2014 |
A decent 'growing-up' book, with striking and inventive illustrations. It's a little overly "teachy", but children going through their own growing pains with relate with Pomelo and see themselves in his story. ( )
  shazzerwise | Feb 14, 2012 |
My six-year-old loves the art, but reading the English translation is rough going for me. Question marks abound--sometimes appropriately, in several instances inappropriately, as in: "He also asks himself if he will turn gray as he grows up?".

"There's no question, he want's [Sic] to know more." Alas, I didn't after that page. Hand this one to a pre-reader; don't confuse an emerging one. ( )
  ASKier | Nov 19, 2011 |
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When his favorite dandelion looks surprisingly small, Pomelo the garden elephant discovers that he is growing and then wonders about the mysterious process called growth.

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