Pear Pairs was published in July of 2008 by Gilbert Square Books with the help of D & D Printing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was authored and illustrated by Kenn Vidro. Like the Square Pear Books, it is a collection of fun, as well as challenging, word riddles. These riddles are called “Pear Pairs”. It’s an ideal book for a long trip in the car or a simple “puzzle-a-day” use. It is the first book by Gilbert Square Books with a perfect bind. The Random House Unabridged Dictionary (1993 edition) defines the terms homonym and homophone in such a way that each term includes words that are pronounced alike and have different spellings, and also words that are spelled alike and have different meanings. But for the sake of confusion this book contains what we, as well as many others, agree the definitions to be. So here they are…… Homonym or Homophone? Homonyms are words that have the same spelling and pronunciation as each other but have different meanings as well as origins….(bow – tied with ribbon/ bow – shoots arrows) Homophones are words that have the same pronunciation as each other but do have different spellings as well as meanings….(ad – advertisement/ add – numerical meaning) It is a great learning tool for educators as well as just a whole lot of FUN for all !