Little Pea – book review

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Little Pea
by Amy Krause Rosenthal
illustrated by Jen Corace
Picture book
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)

This tongue-in-cheek take on cleaning one’s plate is humorous fun for kids and grown-ups alike. “If you want to grow up to be a big, strong pea, you have to eat your candy.” Papa Pea tells Little Pea. That’s a tall order, but Little Pea acquiesces. And what’s for dessert? You might be surprised. Corace’s signature ink-and-watercolor style with lots of white space make the Pea family’s antics (ranging from roughhousing with Papa Pea when he comes home to bedtime stories with Mama Pea) stand out and demand notice. ***** Stars Picture Book

Other winners by this duo:    Little Oink & Little Hoot

Reviewed by Jodi Simmons, Youth Services Staff

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