Coming June 2021

An adorable story about making new friends and finding creative solutions to playground problems.

A pair of pears rocked on a seesaw.
A pair of pears played ping-pong.
A pair of pears rode their tandem bike.
Until one day, someone new wanted
to join their fun.

Big Pear and Little Pear love playing together. But when Orange joins in, their games don’t work and Big Pear feels left out. A relatable, hilarious, and kind-hearted tale about navigating friendship when three definitely starts to feel like a crowd!

Published By Scribble (Scribe)
Printed in Pantone colours
Hardback RRP $24.99 AUD

A Pair of Pears Cover

You can buy from the shops listed below (in no particular order).
If I’ve missed your shop, please let me know.

Scribble Booktopia Paperback Books Dymocks The Avenue Matilda Bookshop Amazon The Little Bookroom Little Book Room The younger Sun Readings Boffin Books Readings Pertrarchs Boomerang Books

About the creator

Anna McGregor writes and illustrates award-winning picture books.

Her first picture book Colouroos was a finalist in the SCBWI Crystal Kite awards, her second book, Anemone is Not the Enemy, is currently shortlisted in the Children’s Book Council Australia awards, and her third book, A Pair of Pears and an Orange, will be released in June this year.

Anna is emerging in the industry as a creator of modern, quirky and conceptual stories with humour and heart. Anna also freelances as a book designer for various publishers.

Now based in Melbourne, Anna grew up in different corners of regional Australia – from the Goldfields to the Tropics. Her career in Graphic Design saw her move to London in her 20s where she caught the travel bug and travelled extensively.

Anna has a deep curiosity of all things and finds her ideas by turning the mundane on its head, merging two unrelated thoughts or exploring wordplay – but always with a story that connects to the human experience.


Download the activity sheet using the link below.

A Pair of Pears and an Orange Activities