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You Are the Pea, and I Am the Carrotby J Theron Elkins
Synopses & Reviews
We belong together.
Combined, we make a dish.
Were made for one another,
Cause together were delish.
Some things in life are made for each other: peanut butter and jelly, pancakes and syrup, hot dogs and relish . . . and two best friends who together create the ultimate recipe for friendship! Sweet, rhyming text and sidesplitting illustrations welcome young readers into a whimsical world of tasty combinations and tender sentiments and make them hungry for another read. Perfect for friends of any age, You Are the Pea, and I Am the Carrot is a delicious gift for the one you love.
Praise for You are the Pea, and I am the Carrot
"The texts springboard is a cherished, symbiotic adult relationship (as Elkins dedication attests), which is lovely..."
"The concept is sound, celebrating the love between friends or family members..."
--School Library Journal
"Every vignette is worth at least a giggle, usually an 'Awww,' and, in one instance, a book of its own..."
"Debut author Elkins hits the collaborator jackpot with veteran cartoonist and master of sly visual humor Lemaitre, who takes a catalogue of cute but unsurprising rhymes about food and friendship and turns them into a showcase of inventive foodie anthropomorphism and sweet silliness. For 'You are the dog, and I am the relish,' Lemaitre imagines the hot dog as a glamorous celebrity descending a staircase, with the relish acting as a coif worthy of Lady Gaga. Elsewhere, bread and butter slow dance to a gramophone ('I am the butter, and you are the bread'), and the pairing of 'Sunny-side eggs with Canadian ham' inspires a Northwoods scene, with the eggs' bright yellow yolks serving as eyes mooning over the canoe-paddling, lumberjack-outfitted bacon. Every vignette is worth at least a giggle, usually an 'Awww,' and, in one instance, a book of its own: What's the story behind the tearful reunion of macaroni and a cheese wedge on the landscape of an alien world? Ages 3 — 7. Author's agent: Becky Amster, Becky Amster Literary Enterprises. Illustrator's agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
J. Theron Elkins is a first-time picture book author who loves spending time with his family and believes that each member is an essential ingredient.” He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Pascal Lemaitre is the illustrator of Always by Alison McGhee. His editorial work has appeared in the New Yorker. He is based in Belgium, the kingdom of good food and Magritte.
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