Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace (Children's, Picture book, Board book, 10E/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

Almost the cutest pea ever...
February 2015, Chronicle Books, 32 pages, Board book, Review copy

Content: humour

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.

Nayu's thoughts 
I like peas (to eat) & this pea looked utterly adorable. I was intrigued in what a pea wouldn't enjoy eating, and found myself laughing by the food choice. Very clever role reversal, it will make all readers thing 'huh?' for a moment or two and then laugh like I did. The illustration is simple yet effective, with the focus on the peas. The pea's mother was adorable as a child with a cute bow on her head. 
...definitely the cutest girl pea ever!

The practical side of pea life like how do they do anything without hands is thrown out window, the magic of the tale with a hilarious end makes it possible to suspend belief and enter the pea world. I sincerely hope there may be more adventures for Little Pea.

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