Wednesday, May 23, 2012

My Favorite Picture Books: Little Pea

Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Jen Corace

There are a few other books in this series (like Little Hoot and Little Oink) but Little Pea is our favorite.

Little Pea is a sweet little guy. The author and illustrator show a few things Little Pea likes to do before telling us what he doesn't like to do: eat his candy. Of course, peas eat candy for dinner every night and they have to eat all their dinner before they can have dessert. It's ridiculous, and that's one of the reasons the kids love it, but it's also exactly like dinner-time at home. Little Pea has to eat five pieces of candy for his dinner and the kids love watching his funny faces as he chokes each one down.

The illustrations are excellent - simple drawings in bright color (especially green) surrounded by plenty of white.

This book has been well-loved for years here on the Range.

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