A sweet beautiful tale that highlights the ability of music to bring people together.
The Pear Violin is a whimsical story of a squirrel that creates a violin out of a large yellow pear and mesmerizes the whole forest with his beautiful music. The music the squirrel plays changes the dynamics of the forest. Soon the lion is no longer chasing the rabbit but asking it to stop and listen to the music with him; the fox becomes friends with the chicken; and all other animals gather together to listen to the music, putting their differences aside. Eventually, all the animals end up playing beautiful music on their own pear instruments.
“The story is gentle and lacking in dramatic appeal, though the idea of turning a pear into a violin is whimsical, and the peaceable kingdom that results is a winningly depicted one. This quiet tale’s beguiling details may well draw even action-oriented children in long enough that they hear its message.”—Kirkus Reviews (U.S.)
“It’s a whimsical story of a squirrel who creates a violin out of a pear and mesmerises the whole forest with his beautiful music – and eventually all the animals end up playing beautiful music on their pear instruments… The illustrations are bright and cheerful.” —KidsBooksNZ (New Zealand)
Bingbo is one of China’s best-known and most successful writers for children. He has published hundreds of children’s stories, winning over fifty awards for his work. These include the Chinese National Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature, the Soong Ching Ling Children’s Literature Award, and the Bing Xin Children’s Literature Award.
Gumi was born and raised in Chongqing, China. Since graduating from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, she has worked in advertising and illustration design. In recent years, she has been focusing on illustrating picture books for children. She has published many children’s books.
Age Range: 5-8
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