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Little Pea

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ISBN13: 9780811846585
ISBN10: 081184658x
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Publisher Comments:

Ten years ago, Amy Krouse Rosenthal burst into children's books with Little Pea, a book destined to become a classic. Her witty text about a little pea who won't eat his sweets combined with the whimsical yet warm hearted art by Jen Corace create a go-to baby gift, a hilarious read-aloud, and the perfect intervention for picky eaters.

Review:

"Peas, the oft-reviled legumes that can make dinnertime a battle, take center plate in Rosenthal's (Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, for adults) silly picture book about food choices — and picky eaters — turned topsy-turvy. Little Pea enjoys an ordinary life with his parents and pea pals playing, reading stories and getting lovingly tucked into bed. But the one thing Little Pea has trouble with is candy, the icky entre that his parents insist he eat for dinner each night. As Mama and Papa Pea say, 'If you want to grow up to be a big strong pea' or have dessert, candy must be eaten. Once Little Pea whines through his required five-piece serving of sweets, he's happy to top off his torture with a special treat — spinach! Young readers will take glee in Little Pea's absurd yet familiar predicament, while parents will surely identify with Mama and Papa Pea's universal struggle. Newcomer Corace's warmhearted ink-and-watercolor paintings plays up the most of ample white space, which plays up the vibrant greenness of the Pea family. Images of tiny, bouncing peas playing hopscotch, and Papa Pea flipping his boy off the end of a spoon are especially memorable. Kids are likely to view their veggies with new eyes when mealtime rolls around. Ages 3-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Picky eaters will enjoy the subtle humor of this topsy-turvy tale." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

If Little Pea doesn't eat all of his sweets, there will be no vegetables for dessert! What's a young pea to do? Children who have trouble swallowing their veggies will love the way this pea-size picture book serves up a playful story they can relate to.

About the Author

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a Chicago-based writer and Mama Pea. She is the author of Encyclopedia of Our Ordinary Life. This is her first children's book.

Jen Corace grew up in New Jersey where she spent a lot of time in her bedroom, drawing, and scheming. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration, she can still be found in Rhode Island, drawing and scheming the day away.

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Jennifer Kulman, May 4, 2007 (view all comments by Jennifer Kulman)
Excellent book. It's about Little Pea who has to finish his dinner of candy before he can get his spinach dessert. The illustrations are uber simple, with the focus on the green peas against the backdrop of white pages. A friend recommended this to me, and I underestimated how much our son would love it. He has asked to read it every night for a week. Lucky for parents, it's the sort of children's book that is clever, but not wordy. The perfect read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780811846585
Author:
Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Illustrator:
Corace, Jen
Illustrations:
Corace, Jen
Author:
Corace, Jen
Author:
Rosenthal, Amy Krouse
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Cooking/Food
Subject:
Health & Medicine - General
Subject:
Health & Daily Living - General
Subject:
Food habits -- Fiction.
Subject:
Peas
Subject:
Children s-Health Stories-General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Situations / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
5.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 in 0.4 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
02-05

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Product details 32 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811846585 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Peas, the oft-reviled legumes that can make dinnertime a battle, take center plate in Rosenthal's (Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, for adults) silly picture book about food choices — and picky eaters — turned topsy-turvy. Little Pea enjoys an ordinary life with his parents and pea pals playing, reading stories and getting lovingly tucked into bed. But the one thing Little Pea has trouble with is candy, the icky entre that his parents insist he eat for dinner each night. As Mama and Papa Pea say, 'If you want to grow up to be a big strong pea' or have dessert, candy must be eaten. Once Little Pea whines through his required five-piece serving of sweets, he's happy to top off his torture with a special treat — spinach! Young readers will take glee in Little Pea's absurd yet familiar predicament, while parents will surely identify with Mama and Papa Pea's universal struggle. Newcomer Corace's warmhearted ink-and-watercolor paintings plays up the most of ample white space, which plays up the vibrant greenness of the Pea family. Images of tiny, bouncing peas playing hopscotch, and Papa Pea flipping his boy off the end of a spoon are especially memorable. Kids are likely to view their veggies with new eyes when mealtime rolls around. Ages 3-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Picky eaters will enjoy the subtle humor of this topsy-turvy tale."
"Synopsis" by , If Little Pea doesn't eat all of his sweets, there will be no vegetables for dessert! What's a young pea to do? Children who have trouble swallowing their veggies will love the way this pea-size picture book serves up a playful story they can relate to.
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