Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Peas in A Pod by Tania McCartney and Tina Snerling, Children's, Picture book, 10/10E,

 May  2016, Exisle Publishing, 32 pages, Paperback, Review Copy 

Summary from Exisle Publishing
Pippa, Pia, Poppy, Polly and Peg are quintuplets. Since birth, they’ve done everything the same — cry, eat, sleep, sit. But as they get a little older, things start to change. Now they want to do things differently — very differently. Can Mum and Dad keep their little girls as matching peas in a pod, or will those five very individual personalities win out in the end?

Nayu's thoughts 
 I've read Tania and Tina's work before, which coupled with my intrigue for identical siblings had me interested in this fun read. While the style isn't 100% for me (not keen on the girls' cheeks) I absolutely loved the rest. I giggled at the sisters doing everything the same, and also groaned a little because finding your own identity is important, regardless of if you are a twin/triplet etc. The colours pop up from the page, being in similar shades when the sisters are the same, but when thy are different there's more than 1 colour on a page! 

I was thrilled that one of them wants to be a fire fighter, and another knits! Both brilliant activities in their own way, as are the other hobbies and dreams the girls have. It can be cool to be the same on a few things, but not on everything because each sister had their own personal tastes. The textures from the illustrations bring the story to life more than only words would - the page of the sisters with different attitudes remains firmly kn my mind. This one is a keeper! 

Find out more on Tania's website.

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