Little Pea

Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Author) Jen Corace (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.35
Publisher
Chronicle Books
Publish Date
February 24, 2015
Pages
32
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.7 X 6.0 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Board Books
EAN/UPC
9781452142890

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About the Author

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a Chicago-based writer. She is the author of the upcoming I Wish You More, the bestselling book Duck! Rabbit!, and the beloved Little Hoot and Little Oink. Jen Corace received her BFA in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and has illustrated a number of children's books, including Little Pea, Little Hoot, Little Oink, and her newest Chronicle title, Telephone. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Reviews

"Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace strike beautiful balance between story and art in 'Little Pea' (2005), a book that pedagogues might point out teaches basic physics and math while poking fun at picky eaters. This critic prefers to describe it as a family portrait of legumes in which the baby has to eat all his candy in order to get spinach for dessert." The New York Times
A crowd pleaser in the tradition of Mitchell Sharmat's "Gregory, The Terrible Eater" (1980), illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey, this simply told and illustrated episode features both a decidedly atypical family (all head, no body) facing a similar dinnertime issue, and a delicious final twist. Little Pea's generally a happy legume, hanging with friends, rolling down hills, and being catapulted off a spoon by Papa Pea--but meals are always fraught, for Little Pea hates candy, which as you know (you didn't?) is all that peas eat. "If you don't finish your candy, you can't have dessert," says Mama Pea. Negotiating his quota down to five cellophane-wrapped pieces, Little Pea proceeds to choke them down--"Three. Plck. Four. Pleh."--then jumps for joy at dessert's arrival--a heaping bowl of spinach. Expect bursts of hilarity from young listeners, picky eaters or no. Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Picky eaters will enjoy the subtle humor of this topsy-turvy tale." School Library Journal
"Adorable.. will have them coming back for seconds and thirds."--School Library Journal