Arlo Rolled

Arlo Rolled

by Susan Pearson
     
 
From the author of How to Teach a Slug to Read comes a delightful story about a pea named Arlo who wants to be free. So off he rolls...and rolls...and rolls. He meets a slug, he meets a bug—and still he rolls until...you'll see! Filled with charming illustrations and told in verse, this endearing tale explores the ideas of independence and striking out on one's

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From the author of How to Teach a Slug to Read comes a delightful story about a pea named Arlo who wants to be free. So off he rolls...and rolls...and rolls. He meets a slug, he meets a bug—and still he rolls until...you'll see! Filled with charming illustrations and told in verse, this endearing tale explores the ideas of independence and striking out on one's own.

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
2014-02-26
Arlo the pea wants to grow up to find out what he'll be. "At the end of the garden, / next to the berries, // lived Mary / and Gary / and Terry / and Sherry… / and Arlo." Arlo has no desire to end up in a salad or a stir-fry, so he drops to the ground and begins an epic roll. "Past cucumbers, lettuce, a red-spotted bug— / until he bumped into a hungry gray slug." The slug tries to eat him, but Arlo escapes and continues his roll past a hungry stink bug and out of the garden into the yard. In the yard, he evades a huge crow and a line of ants having a snack attack, eventually rolling up to a digging dog that flings Arlo through the air. Pooped, Arlo goes to sleep—and while he's asleep, he grows. One sunny day, he wakes up to discover he's a vine. He's so happy he blossoms and starts the process all over. Pearson's rhymed tale is not only good fun to read, but it's also a great introduction to the plant life cycle. Ebbeler's acrylic illustrations of bespectacled Arlo are a mix of full-bleed and panels, and with their vertiginous perspectives, they add extra bounce to this pea's promenade. Gardening goodness, just the ticket for a science storytime or cozy lap reading. (Picture book. 4-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781477847213
Publisher:
Amazon Childrens Publishing
Publication date:
04/08/2014
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,243,407
Product dimensions:
11.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
AD470L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Susan Pearson lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts. She spends time working in her garden, where she has made friends with slugs of all kinds. She has written more than twenty picture books, including How to Teach a Slug to Read. For more information about Susan, visit her Web site: www.susanpearson.net

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