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4.12  ·  Rating details ·  4,999 ratings  ·  568 reviews
Get ready to roll through the alphabet with a jaunty cast of busy little peas. Featuring a range of zippy characters from Acrobat Peas to Zoologist Peas, this picture book highlights a variety of interests, hobbies, and careers; each one themed to a letter of the alphabet and gives a wonderful sense of the colorful world we live in.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published April 6th 2010 by Beach Lane Books
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Jan 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
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
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
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
Feb 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Readers Looking for Fun Alphabet Books
This delightful alphabet picture-book from Keith Baker is a real "peas" of work!** "We're acrobats, artists, and astronauts in space. / We're builders, bathers, and bikers in a race," intone the Alphabet Peas, highlighting each letter, from A to Z, and demonstrating that, whatever the cliches might be about "peas in a pod," no two of them are alike.

The rollicking rhymes of Baker's simple narrative make LMNO Peas an ideal read-aloud selection with younger children - the perfect introduction to th
Dec 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
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!
May 16, 2018 rated it liked it
I like the illustrations but I love that there's more than the usual for occupations. My favorite, was Botanists. Let's teach kids more of this.
Dec 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
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
Aug 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I've mentioned before how much I love these clever little rhyming peas. And they're readers!
Laura McLoughlin
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books, abc
Seriously adorable little peas.
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
Recommended to Kend by: Sarah
Shelves: younglings
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
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
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
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.
Nov 02, 2012 rated it liked it
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.
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!
Stephanie Calhoun
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
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.
Arapahoe Libraries
May 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
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!
One of the North Carolina Children's Book Award nominees. Very cute!
Haley Overton
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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
Richie Partington
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picturebooks
29 June 2010 LMNO PEAS by Keith Baker, Beach Lane/Simon & Schuster, April 2010, 40p., ISBN: 978-1-4189-9141-0

"Sit yourself down, take a seat.
All you gotta do is repeat after me"
-- The Jackson Five, "A B C"

"We're acrobats, artists, and astronauts in space.
"We're builders, bathers, and bikers in a race.
"We're climbers, campers, and he's a circus clown.
"We're dancers -- 'Can you dig it?' and drivers round town."

In preparation for a class I will be teaching, I recently wandered (from A to Z) thr
Helen O'Hara
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This week, we learned about letters... and, well, letters! After our hello songs, each child got an envelope with a letter inside (either L, M, N, O or P). Then, it was time to sing! (to the tune of Do You Know the Muffin Man) ♪ ♪ Have you seen the letter L, the letter L, the letter L... Have you seen the letter L? It sounds like.... *ellllllll* ♪ ♪ Then, each child who had the appropriate letter held up their card and we thought of more things that began with that same letter.

It was a great seg
David Brown
LMNO peas is a charming and fun book that could be used with pre-K and Kindergarten students learning the alphabet and developing phonemic awareness (the individual sounds that each letter makes). The text and illustrations in this book work together to make learning the alphabet fun and exciting. Each letter is big, bold, and colorful on a full page with surrounding text that provides examples of words that begin with that letter. The full page illustrated letter would allow a hands-on reader t ...more
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alphabet
Awards received?
New York Times Best Seller
ALA Notable Book
Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List
Kirkus Best Children’s Book
NCTE Notable Children’s Book in the Language rts
South Carolina Book Award Nominee

Appropriate Grade level?
Kindergarten 2-5 years old.

Original Summary:
With humour and wonderful creativity, these energetic pea’s take us on a enjoyable journey from a to z. Rhymes within the books make for an even more enjoy. Each pea has a different profession and hobby, showing their readers tha
Danielle Tulp
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alphabet
Awards: ALA Notable Book, Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award Nominee (KS), CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council), Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List, Kirkus Best Children's Book, NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, South Carolina Book Award Nominee, Texas 2x2 Reading List, Volunteer State Book Award Master List (TN), Young Hoosier Book Award Master List (IN)
Appropriate Age Level: 3-8 years
Original Summary: A large group of green peas takes you through the alphabet
Alysha Martinez
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Genre: Alphabet Book
Awards: None
Audience: 2-5 years old

A. This is a alphabet picture book because it illustrates A-Z. Each letter is a different color and pattern. The illustrations around them are based on the words that start with that letter and the peas are demonstrating that word.
B. One of the visual elements used is composition. Each letter and the layout of the illustrations are different and it makes it interesting for the child to look at. The way the illustrations incorporate the lett
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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
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