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Little Pea Hardcover – February 17, 2005
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"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
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More About the Author
Some things she likes to make:
Connections with the universe.
Something out of nothing.
According to The New York Times, Amy's award-winning children's books "radiate fun the way tulips radiate spring: they are elegant and spirit-lifting."
Her 30+ books for children include UNI THE UNICORN, I WISH YOU MORE, EXCLAMATION MARK, LITTLE PEA, SPOON, CHOPSTICKS, DUCK!RABBIT! and PLANT A KISS.
Amy's alphabetized memoir ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AN ORDINARY LIFE was named one of Amazon's top 10 memoirs of the decade. She is also the creator of a specialty line of keepsake journals.
Amy is a contributor to public radio, YouTube (THE BECKONING OF LOVELY, THE MONEY TREE) and TED (7 NOTES ON LIFE).
Amy resides on a tree-lined street in Chicago and online at whoisamy.com.
Top Customer Reviews
He loves personalizing the book for our family (instead of Mama Pea, Papa Pea and Little Pea he calls the peas: Mama Pea, Dada Pea, Ethan Pea and Molly Pea) and what toddler can resist making "yuck" and "blech" sounds along with the Little Pea when he's suffering through a plate of candy.
Ethan makes me read it again and again. I love this book (and my little peas.)
I would have to disagree with the other reviewer who panned this book for poor reverse psychology. Preschooler habits are long formed by their parents attitudes - whether of indulgence or not. I wouldn't expect this book to convert a veggie hater either - there are other methods in many a child rearing book.
This book is meant to be funny and when given to a child 3 or older it is an excellent belly laugh and a superb opportunity to explore early reading and early drawing. The reason I say 3 years old is that age is when developmentally most children begin to understand cause/effect which is the primary lesson in the story - sometimes we need to do things we don't like to get to where we want to be. And that sacrificial lesson can't be taught too much!!
|Length: 2:51 Mins|
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Cute little book with a quirky take on eating (candy is gross) that I bought for my sister & brother in law since they call their pending bundle "little sweet pea".Published 19 days ago by tasha
great kids book to tell them about what is good for you
and the differences people have in thier diet
We LOVE this book! I picked it up several years ago at a store and thought it looked cute. I did not realize it would become one of our family favorites. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Megan Davis
Very cute story. Make's the children I read it to laugh and eat their vegetables!!
My children (4 & 2) LOVE this book. My husband and I enjoy reading it to them- when they let us. Most of the time, they read the book to us and get very animated, when little pea... Read morePublished 3 months ago by TJC