The Princess and the (Greedy) Pea

 
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The Princess and the (Greedy) Pea
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4+
Release Date
December 05, 2023
ISBN
978-1536231328
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A gluttonous pea runs afoul of a very hungry princess in this playful cautionary tale inspired by a favorite cumulative rhyme and a classic fairy tale.

There was a green pea who swallowed a sprout. Without a doubt, a brussels sprout. Whats that about?

This little pea is hungry! So hungry it swallows a sprout, slurps up some soup, munches the bread, gobbles the cake, noshes the pickle, guzzles the cheese, drinks all the tea, and even chomps down the table it’s all served on. After all that, it needs to sleep. But whose dinner did it steal? And whose mattress is the now-humungous pea resting under? With bold, delightfully detailed illustrations and a bouncy verse perfect for reading aloud, this wickedly funny mash-up of “The Princess and the Pea”and “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly”will have little listeners clamoring for multiple helpings.

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Teaches about Greediness
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Out of a castle's bowl, there's a pea who wakes up starving and can't stop eating. He eats and eats and eats and he grows and grows and grows. After stuffing his face with anything he stumbles upon, he finds himself ready to sleep and curls into a comfortable bed even though he's so large he barely fits. It's a bed of a princess who also finds herself hungry after a nap and in need of a snack.

THE PRINCESS AND THE GREEDY PEA is a humorous retelling of THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA that uses a similar writing style to THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY. The illustrations are vibrant with bright colors and teaches children that nothing good comes from greed. With the nursery rhyme feeling, the plot is fast-paced and almost feels like something you can tap your foot to.


Final Verdict: This is a silly story that is perfect for children who love nursery rhymes and fairytales. My daughter smiled with each turn of the page and with how big the pea gets. It's the symbolism of gluttony and teaches children that it isn't a good thing.
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Perfect Mashup!
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The Princess and the (Greedy) Pea is the perfect mashup of The Princess and the Pea and There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. This was such a fun book and the repeated phrases will help a young child read right along with their grown-up. The different ways to describe eating were very clever, I particularly giggled at the pea when he noshed the Jelly. This was a silly way of expanding vocabulary that is sure to have your child reading this book repeatedly. The ending is tied to the Princess and the Pea who is now grumpy in her lumpy bed and hungry but finds a way to solve her problem is cute. Overall, this is such a fun read with the illustrations, text font, and the story working in perfect harmony.
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