Little Pea (Little Books)
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Last school year Sloane stayed home sick with her Daddy. It was about January of 2010. Anyway, she got bored, but had to be still. So, she reread Little Pea and decided to write a book for me. She called it Tiny Corn ...more
Little Pea, the title character, reminds me a lot of my son. Little Pea every night is forced to eat food he doesn't like (because it's good for him). His exasperated parents ask him to eat five pieces. Little Pea reluctantly does what they ask but pulls the most wonderful faces as he takes his bites. These sc ...more
I loved vegetables even as a young child (except for eggplant, green onions, and radishes - I acquired a taste for those three in adulthood) but I would have enjoyed this bo ...more
Little Pea is a book about a family of peas – Mama Pea, Papa Pea and Little Pea. Little Pea doesn’t like to eat his dinner but won’t get dessert unless he does.
We have the board book version and it’s very sturdy. We received this book in a Citrus Lane shipment (w ...more
Personally, I love Little Pea because of the tongue and cheek humor and the adorable illustrations. Picky eaters are turned topsy turvy, which always wins ...more
Annotation Little pea is like any kid, except since she is a pea, she loves vegetables and hates candy. Her parents have to force her to eat her candy before she can have any vegetables.
Age appropriateness 3-6
Connection to six early literacy skills
Print Motivation - interesting story and well told keeps children interested
Print Awareness - The simple font and minimal text helps children correlate text to ...more
Free read book for students to seek out during independent reading time.
This book would be good for students who are just beginning to read independently. It is illustrated and ...more
Obviously aimed at the picky-eaters, kids will probably enjoy the twist about dinner, but don't know that it will actually help any of them be more reasonable in their eating habits. If nothing else, would be a good conversation starter.
Category: TumbleBook choice #2
Source: Children's Choice Award (2006)
This will entice readers with its simplicity and fun vibe. It is about a little pea who cannot have his dessert until he has eaten his whole meal--the twist? Candy is his meal and spinach is his dessert! Clever! This story is geared towards early elementary students.
The artwork is very simple. There aren't very many colors used and the pictures don't take up the whole page. The pictures move as the story is b ...more
The text is minimal with familiar words. Rosentahal's choice of words used as Little Pea eats his candy "Yuck. Bleck. Pleh." are perfect. The illustrations are the highlight for me. Utilizing lots of white space and masterful use of line ...more
A cute changeup for kids who don't like eating their vegetables. Not much extra substance, but might be useful for parents who are trying to ease vegetables into their children's mouths.
At the same time, however, I suspect the book may put too much emphasis on rewards (dessert, regardless of whether it's Little Pea's favorite, spinach, or a child's ice cream, etc) for eating "yucky" foods rather than developing an apprecia ...more
Her book Spoon, is one of my absolute favorites though!
Summer 2010: I think I read this at one of my School-age storytimes. Don't remember details, ...more