LMNO Pea-Quel

Keith Baker (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Beach Lane Books
Publish Date
July 04, 2017
Pages
40
Dimensions
10.2 X 0.6 X 11.2 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781481458566

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About the Author

Keith Baker has written and illustrated many acclaimed picture books for young children, including the New York Times bestselling LMNO Peas; 1-2-3 Peas; Little Green Peas; Hap-pea All Year; LMNO Pea-quel; My Octopus Arms; and No Two Alike. He lives in Seattle.

Reviews

Baker's industrious pea-ple are back for a fifth tour, this time delivering an A-to-Z look at work and play. Colorful, digitally textured lowercase letters loom large against white space, cleverly integrated into the action. Firefighters use a ladder truck to train a hose on a small fire high atop the letter F. An S--strapped to the roof of a school bus filled with book-toting students--sports a row of saluting soldiers up on top. Among the standard community helpers, from architects to window washers, Baker inserts a bit of whimsy: there are pirates, a queen, and five "X-Peas" exhibiting their superpowers. There's some deliberate, anthropomorphized diversity: a violinist is female (or at least has a ponytail) and uses a wheelchair; one soldier appears female (with hair in a bun), and most work crews have some female peas (so to speak)....there's fun for kids to discover here--from the vegetable horde's teeming activities to a ladybug that appears on each double-page spread...--Kirkus Reviews
Time for roll call of the lowercase letters of the alphabet in the newest title in the series. The wee peas alphabetically explore activities and occupations on full spreads of building-size letters in Baker's familiar perky colors. The rhymes rollick and the peas cavort around letters that stand for jobs, from the familiar ("We're golfers on the greens--We're groomers and garbage collectors--our work is never done") to the likely lesser known ("We're ichthyologists--we study fish!--and we're ice-cream scoopers."). Vivid facial expressions and costumes make each pea unique. Jailbirds grimace, and kite gliders fly open-mouthed. Soon after the X-Peas (superheroes) flaunt their powers, the cast wonder, "What will we be now?" The answer, of course, "so many possibili-peas!" VERDICT An appealing option for a lapsit so that readers and listeners may leisurely investigate all the pea-ple.--School Library Journal "July 2017 "