Each Peach Pear Plum

Written by Janet & Allan Ahlberg

For ages 0 to 5

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This book is best for:
  • simple prediction
  • rhyming


This classic picture book encourages young children to find nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters as they listen to the rhyming text. The text consists of short, repetitive phrases with only one rhyming sentence per page. The use of repetitive language makes this book an excellent choice for developing the language skills of very young children. Children enjoy exploring the detailed illustrations as they play “I spy” and make simple predictions about who they will see on the next page of the book.

* Special thanks to Leah Lomiansky for this book recommendation

For further speech and language targets in Each Peach Pear Plum, see the list below.

Book Details

Narrative Structure: Descriptive Sequence

Story Plot: Repetitive Tale

  • fair tales
  • nurery rhymes

Speech and Language Targets

Speech Sounds:
  • /b/ - book, bears, baby, Bo-peep, Robin, cupboard
  • /s/ blends - spy
  • voiced /th/ - this, the, mother, they
  • unvoiced /th/ - Thumb, three
  • subjective pronouns (I, they)
  • labelling (lots of items to label in the detailed illustrations)
  • describing (the picture scenes)
  • predicting (guess the next character as they are hidden in the illustration)
  • where (e.g. where is Tom Thumb?)
Rhyme & Sound Awareness:
  • rhyme
Book Info

Published by Penguin Books Ltd in 1999 (ISBN: 9780670882786)

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