Pomelo Begins to Grow was a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year and a New York Times Editors' Choice The second Pomelo title, Pomelo Explores Color and its companion volume Pomelo's Opposites have both received glowing reviews.
Pomelo Explores Color received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and warm words from Kirkus.
Likewise, Pomelo's Opposites received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews and warm words from Publisher's Weekly as well as a great write-up from Sarah Harrison Smith of The New York TimesThe Pomelo books are great for kids.
Smart, offbeat, whimsical, adorable -- they are immediately inviting while working at a high level conceptuallyEach is well-made: solidly constructed of beautiful woodfree paper; production values are high, with vibrant color and spot gloss on the concept books. The trim-size of each book matches the book's subject conceptually.
Pomelo Begins to Grow is an oversize vertically-oriented book because it is about the small elephant beginning to grow, so the book size grows with him; the two concept books are thick and chunky because these conceptual books are about going deep into a subject; this book is oblong because it's about hitting the road and going on an adventure.