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Jessie’s ball is stuck in Grandma’s prized pear tree. Worried that Grandma will be mad, Jessie tries to get the ball down by asking for help from busy relatives before Grandma sees the problem. From a shoe to a chicken, each suggestion only seems to make
the problem worse. With no other choice, Jessie finally admits
to Grandma what has happened. In the end, Jessie learns that
working together is best to solve a problem and that family is there to support you when you need them. The art for Grandma’s Pear Tree was first drawn in pencil, and then colored using acrylics.
This title is available in English–only or embedded (English with Spanish sprinkled throughout) editions.
Suzanne Santillan is a city girl, born and raised in Los Angeles and always dreamed of writing a children’s book. She currently works as a freelance graphic artist and has illustrated charts and graphs for over 100 library reference books. Grandma’s Pear Tree is her first picture book, and a realization of that childhood dream. Susan Santillan lives in San Diego, California.
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Atilio Pernisco has been a full time painter and illustrator for the past 15 years, working with clients such as the Walt Disney Company, Build a Bear Workshop and Trader Joe’s. He is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design. Atilio spent his childhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. When he is not drawing, Atilio can be found playing soccer and riding his bike with his wife and daughter. Atilio Pernisco lives in Los Angeles, California.