This is a funny, clever twist on the old "clean your plate" scenario, sure to tickle any child or parent well-familiar with that meal-time plight. The illustrations, by Jen Corace, are whimsical and just right for a story told with just a few well-chosen phrases.
Little Pea is about a pea whose parents make him eat all his candy before he is allowed to eat vegetables for dessert. This reverse psychology story works because both it and the spare yet expressive illustrations by Jen Corace are so charming. Kids will laugh knowingly at little peas predicament and root him on as he has to eat all that yucky candy.