Little Pea

Little Pea
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1+
Release Date
February 17, 2005
ISBN
081184658X
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If Little Pea doesn't eat all of his sweets, there will be no vegetables for dessert! What's a young pea to do? Children who have trouble swallowing their veggies will love the way this pea-size picture book serves up a playful story they can relate to.

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Eat Your Sweets
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Little Pea lives with Mama Pea and Papa Pea. He lives a normal pea life. He likes to roll downhill, hang with his pals, and be flung through the air from a spoon . . .but he does NOT like candy. That's what peas eat for dinner, and Little Pea hates it. His parents bribe him with dessert if he eats five pieces of that horrible, nasty stuff. And when Little Pea finally gags those five candies down, he's overjoyed with his dessert: spinach.

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.
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Charming dinnertime tale
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Reader reviewed by lenore

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.
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