The little yellow pear tomatoes that this girl loves to eat aren't just a snack: they're a symbol of how all of us — and all of the world — are connected. In rhyming verse, she contemplates how everyone brings something to the tomatoes, including herself: "because if I didn't love eating them / so much, my daddy wouldn't plant them!"
This exquisite offering examines the universal circle of life through the innocent eyes of a child. She sees that everyone and everything brings something essential to the little fruits she loves so much. Inspired by Zen teachings, this book also shows kids the importance of "not-a-tomato" things like earthworms, bees, water, and sunshine. With detailed illustrations and thought-provoking text, this book is sure to get kids thinking about their part in the world — and how the world benefits them.
"Written in singsong rhyming verse, and beautifully illustrated in full color, Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes explores the fundamental connections between all people, labors, and things big and small. 'I am in these little yellow pear tomatoes, too, / because if I didn't love eating them / so much, my daddy wouldn't plant them! // Each little yellow pear tomato / has the entire earth and all of heaven / in it... just like me. // I love little yellow pear tomatoes!'" — Midwest Book Review
|3 - 7
|Demian Elaine Yumei
|Jun 1, 2005
|Illumination Arts Publishing Company