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LMNO Peas (Peas)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  4,463 Ratings  ·  502 Reviews
From A to Z—and Acrobat Peas to Zoologist Peas—every letter is exciting in this Classic Board Book edition of LMNO Peas!

Get ready to roll through the alphabet with a jaunty cast of extremely cute and busy little peas in this Classic Board Book edition of Keith Baker’s hit concept book. This fresh and fun alphabet book features bright colors, bouncy rhyming text, and silly
Board Book, 36 pages
Published January 28th 2014 by Little Simon (first published April 10th 2010)
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Jan 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What fun a little green vegetable can be when you incorporate the alphabet. Neo devoured this as he listed all letters of the alphabet and some words associated with each.
Lisa Vegan
Mar 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kids learning their ABCs and early readers
Recommended to Lisa by: Kathryn
This is a very cute alphabet book, suitable for the youngest child all the way up to early elementary school age children.

The concept is that peas have a variety of jobs and activities that start with A through Z. Most pages have more than one activity per letter.

The peas are cute, the illustrations are fun, and I love that “We’re readers” represents the letter R. There are big uppercase letters in vivid (though not overly bright) colors, and a lot to view on each page. The pictures are cute and
Mar 15, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is probably a 3.5 STAR book for me. I think it's a fun idea and best of all would probably appeal equally to boys and girls. You see, there are these peas and they go through the alphabet showing all the different sorts of things they love to do. Some of the ideas are really cute and inventive, beyond just the usual alphabet norms; I like, for example, with "V" they are veterinarians taking care of bugs ;-) Ultimately, though, I just wasn't a huge fan of the illustration style which is noth ...more
Dec 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: baby-h-books
GAAAAAH so fun!!! I got a sweet book haul for Christmas and checked this one out first. Each page has a large letter from what my mom says is called the "alphabet." And surrounding said letter, illustrations of cute little peas engaged in various activities that start with that letter! It rhymes, too. One tiny thumb way up. -M
Wonderful alphabet picture book, with a large letter on each page surrounded by clever (and cute!) little peas engaging in activities that start with that letter. Not your run of the mill alphabet book, little ones (and those reading to them) will love spying out the peas scattered around the pages to see what they are up to.
Very Highly Recommend!
Dec 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
LMNO Peas by Keith Baker is an ap-PEA-ling ABC book that features peas who go through the alphabet showing all the different things they love to do, including a variety of occupations.

Energetic peas introduce themselves one page 1: We are peas - alphabet peas! We work and play in the ABC's. In two page spreads, covering from 1 to 4 letters at a time, the peas show and tell what they like to do, using nouns with the featured letter. The book concludes: We are peas from A to Z. Now tell us, please
Oct 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Keith Baker sends us on a trip with the alphabet peas to discover different jobs a child can grow up to be! From acrobats to zoologists, Baker colorfully and comically brings the little peas children eat at dinner to life. With a large letter on every page, children can establish letter recognition and connect that to everyday jobs and occupations. LMNO Peas would be best for an early reader or letter learner, but the upbeat rhyming pattern will have anyone dancing in his or her seat. Every page ...more
Not since Chicka Chicka Boom Boom have I read such an engaging and unique alphabet book. Each letter of the alphabet introduces a different type of peas-- actively enjoying their pea lives and adventures. The cute scenes of peas riding in bike races, kayaking down the rapids, and robbing banks will spark laughter from young readers and parents who will read this book over and over again. Author/ illustrator Keith Baker selects unique roles for his peas-- they're "voters, vets, and volunteers," i ...more
Melissa Rochelle
I've mentioned before how much I love these clever little rhyming peas. And they're readers!
Nancy Kotkin
Wonderful alphabet book shows busy peas at work and play. Digital illustrations, with well-balanced composition, provide strong visual clues to the rhyming text. A variety of colors and textures help the large letters of the alphabet stand out, look interesting, and be distinctive. This is a picture book destined for frequent re-readings.
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kend by: Sarah
I love Keith Baker's "Peas" books (see also 1-2-3 Peas and Little Green Peas: A Big Book of Colors). This book is dedicated to letters, and it is suitably sweet and adorable. It relies on children's shape, letter, and color association skills, the very skills they're working to develop when at this reading level. Baker's other books are given over to learning numbers (1-2-3 Peas) and colors (Little Green Peas: A Big Book of Colors), so together they make a nice set--even though my copy of "Littl ...more
Sep 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
Pear-fection? Peas... pretty close. Hilarious peas engage the letters of the alphabet. Fun for adults to read, good for small kids who know their letters and are ready for applying them to who and how we are. My favorite? "We're dancers ---" and the one pea crying out, "Can you dig it?" although the plumbing peas, kayaking peas, and investigating peas all capture my heart. I also love the trio - "we're voters, vets, and volunteers." Who knew peas had so many civic virtues? (but wait! there's an ...more
Feb 12, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their little ones
I saw this book at our local library and just had to read it while I was there. I knew that it was too young for our girls, but I still wanted to read it. We recently read No Two Alike and this book was highly recommended in one of the reviews by Eva.

It's a fun alphabet book, with a nicely rhyming narrative and cute, colorful illustrations. I liked this book and I think that the toddler/preschool set would enjoy it as well.
Kellie C.
Dec 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
As far as alpabet books go, this is one of the more clever and engaging. The letters of the alpabet are featured and surrounded by peas that represent an occupation or activity that corresponds with each letters. For example, "We're eaters, electricians, and exporers searching lad. We're farmers, flaggers, and best friends in a band." Would work nicely with an alphabet or occuptions unit/storytime.
3* art
4* concept

``We are peas - alphabet peas!
We work and play in the ABCs.
We`re acrobats, artists, and astronauts in space.
We`re builders, bathers, and bikers in a race...``

Lovin`the rhythm.
Arapahoe Libraries
Looking for a fun new alphabet book? You can not go wrong with the LMNO Peas. Alphabet, vocabulary, jobs - all made good by industrious peas!
Stephanie Calhoun
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
I love using this book at the beginning of the year when introducing letters. The students love the adorable peas and stay very engaged.
Actually not the best read aloud for kids over 5, otherwise, this book is AMAZING. I love the illustrations and the yogi peas are the best!
Laura McLoughlin
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books, abc
Seriously adorable little peas.
One of the North Carolina Children's Book Award nominees. Very cute!
Haley Overton
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: LMNO Peas
Author/Illustrator: Keith Baker
Genre: Concept Book, Alphabet Book
Theme(s): Alphabet, Rhyme, Occupations
Opening line/sentence:
We are peas—alphabet peas!
We work and play in the ABCs.
We’re acrobats,
and astronauts in space.

Brief Book Summary: The little peas talk about their favorite jobs, all of which begin with the letters of the alphabet.

Professional Recommendation/Review #1:
Name of Reviewer: Krisan Murphy (Children’s Literature)
Name of Source: CLCD
Link to Source: htt
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alphabet
Grade level: Preschool-Kindergarten
Awards: This book has received 10 awards including: ALA Notable Book, Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award Nominee (KS), and CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council).
Summary: LMNO Peas by Keith Baker is a great book for young readers learning their ABC's. Surrounding each brightly colored capital letter the little peas are depicted being involved in popular jobs and hobbies coinciding with the appropriate letter from A to Z. This book not only teaches
Dayna Stechel
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alphabet-books
1. Awards: none

2. Appropriate grade level(s): preschool through first grade

3. Original 3-line summary: this book goes through the whole alphabet by having the “peas” narrate. They explain what all the different peas can be. It describes a bunch of different careers and how every pea is unique.

4. Original 3-line review: I think this book is a great read for younger kids who are learning the alphabet and what goes with it. The fact that it lists different careers and activities that they may or m
Anthony Minieri
Alphabet Books
Awards: N/A
Appropriate Grade Levels: k-2
Summary: This alphabet book explores letters A-Z of the alphabet with the supporting cast of peas! While these peas do various activities, they also teach young readers about the different letters of the alphabet. The activity happening on each page makes learning about the letters memorable and exciting.
Review: LMNO Peas makes for a fantastic alphabet book that will help young children learn their ABC's. The peas featured on each page will g
Taylor Rench
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abc-books
This brightly colored book engages audiences of all ages, but is geared towards Pre-school to Kindergarden aged children. With its large and colorful print, four inch tall letters, and the easy-to-follow wood rhythm, Keith Baker, draws a story line about peas that are the same, but all have different occupations. Every page is filled with peas depicted doing a certain job or have fun being "judges and jugglers. We're kickers, kayakers, and some of us are kings." Baker uses to illustrations to he ...more
Tran Nguyen
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alphabet-books
1.)Awards the book has received (if any): No awards
2.)Appropriate grade level(s): Pre-k-kindergarten
3.)Original 3-line summary: This book talks about every letter of the alphabet. The book goes on and tells the reader about occupations that starts with each letter. There are illustrations of the different occupations to go along with it.
4.)Original 3-line review: This book is really cute and creative. The illustrations are really cool. The children can learn about different occupations.
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alphabet-books
1. Awards: none

2. Grade Level: PreK-1

3. The Alphabet Peas show who they are and what they do for every letter of the ABCs. It is a cute new twist on learning the alphabet, with bright illustrations and bouncy rhymes. They show many different occupations, activities, and hobbies.

4. I think this is a great way to go over the alphabet. It strays from the everyday alphabet book with the cast of pea characters and multiple words are given for each letter, which illustrations for each word.

5. Students
Kaylie Zander
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Adorable ABC book that follows a group of peas through the alphabet showing us all they do. I love that the jobs of the peas can relate to both young boys and girls interests. The rhyming creates a great flow for the story and it would definitely make a great read aloud. Even though the book is focused on the ABC's I love that it used careers of all levels, for example doctors and plumbers. The illustrations were cute and followed the letters very well. Though I wish the peas had a little more p ...more
Caitlyn Berkey
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
I thought this book was super cute, and run to read! I read it out loud to my roommates, and could use a lot of expressions! This book is based on the alphabet. Each page gives the letter and then 3 words that start with that letter. Three activities I could do with this book is one being that they could write their own alphabet book, another one being the students could dress up as their favorite charter from a tv show as the letter and then tell the class why they like that show, the last acti ...more
Lidia Alarcon
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alphabet
Awards: N/A

Appropriate grade level(s): pre-k - K

Summary: This book is about peas and the alphabet. The book describes who each pea is. Each pea has different interests, hobbies and occupations for each letter of the alphabet.

Review: This is a great book for children to learn the alphabet. I especially like the illustrations. Such cute peas!

In-class uses: (1) write about what you want to be when you grow up. (2) dramatic play area with costumes of different jobs (ie doctor, scientist, etc).
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