Little Pea

Little Pea


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Ten years ago, Amy Krouse Rosenthal burst into children's books with Little Pea, a book destined to become a classic. Her witty text about a little pea who won't eat his sweets combined with the whimsical yet warm hearted art by Jen Corace create a go-to baby gift, a hilarious read-aloud, and the perfect intervention for picky eaters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811846585
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 02/17/2005
Pages: 36
Sales rank: 137,981
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 8.37(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a Chicago-based writer. She is the author of the upcoming I Wish You More, the bestselling book Duck! Rabbit!, and the beloved Little Hoot and Little Oink.

Jen Corace received her BFA in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and has illustrated a number of children's books, including Little Pea, Little Hoot, Little Oink, and her newest Chronicle title, Telephone. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Little Pea 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
EmintheRain More than 1 year ago
This is a funny story about a Pea that won't eat his candy so he can't get dessert. It's a good lesson for picky eaters told in a clever way.
jaimiVB More than 1 year ago
As an elementary educator and literature addict, I have to say this is probably the most adorable children's book I've ever come across. My husband and I are currently pregnant with our first child, and this is one of the first purchases I made for our little one on the way. We both get a kick out of the clever irony and charming illustrations. I only wish I had it in a board book to ensure durability when baby arrives.
Kevin Flynn More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book that both my son and I enjoy reading. The Nook version is horrible! The pages are not seperated as they are in the hard back book. The illustrations are on different pages than the story pertaining to the illustrations. Who ever published the Nook version either had no idea what they were doing or didn't care! Don't waste your money on the Nook version, go by the real book instead!
Kimberly Kotrba More than 1 year ago
i thought this would be a good book for my granddaughter but even she thought it was boring.... dont waste your money on this, there are much better childrens books to read.
Cathy Oswald More than 1 year ago
i just love this book and i dont have it on my nook but i do have it hard cover and it is worth every penny
kzrobin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love how this book makes candy look gross and spinach look yummy. Absolutely adorable! There's nothing better than teaching children it's cool to eat spinach.
whitneyharrison on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a fun story about a pea who has to eat candy every night for supper and his dessert is spinnach. This would be a great story for encouraging healthy eating in young kids.
pibooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
From the engaging illustrations by Jen Corace to the clever text by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Little Pea is a bedtime story with a lot of charm. A bonus for one-child families: Little Pea offers a positive depiction of the only-child-parent bond.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My older niece doesn't like spinach. Not even after reading this book :)She eats other vegetables, though. I bought this book because she liked it when we checked it out of the library, not to teach a moral lesson.We both think it's really funny that Little Pea has to eat candy in order to get spinach, and the illustrations of Little Pea's day are perfectly well done.I definitely recommend it.
missmath144 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Little Pea can't have spinach for dessert until he eats all his candy. Cute! Shows that whatever is held out as a reward is what we're gonna want.
lenoreva on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Little Pea is about a pea whose parents make him eat all his candy before he is allowed to eat vegetables for dessert. This ¿reverse psychology¿ story works because both it and the spare yet expressive illustrations by Jen Corace are so charming. Kids will laugh knowingly at little pea¿s predicament and root him on as he has to eat all that ¿yucky¿ candy.
kapilalove on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Little pea is just your average kid-pea. And furthermore, he does NOT like to eat his candy, because that's what he has to eat everyday - candy, candy, candy. He much prefers dessert, and can only have it after he's eaten every single bit of candy on his plate. He can't wait to see what his dessert is - Hurray! It's spinach! A simple story, minimal illustrations, funny to see life from a pea's point of view. And little pea and his parents live happ-pea-ly ever after.
derbygirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
(easy, picture) Little pea and his family are just like us. Little pea plays with his friends, has stories with his mom and his dad throws him in the air for fun. There is one exception, little pea must eat his candy before dessert at dinnertime. His dessert is a big bowl of spinach! That's right...candy first, vegetables later. Little Pea loves his spinach but is not so keen on the candy. A funny little twist on a common dinnertable struggle.
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Awesomeness!! Little Pea has to eat candy for dinner and he hates candy! He has to choke it down to get his dessert-spinach! Love the illustrations, love the story, super cute!
AbundanceofBooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Corace's spare but colorful illustrations introduce young readers to Little Pea and his family. Little Pea likes to roll down hills, play with his "pea pals", have Papa Pea fling him off of a spoon (the kids love this picture), and listen to Mama Pea tell stories about herself as a little girl, er, pea. Yep, Little Pea had a great life, except for dinner time. Because when you're a pea, you eat CANDY every night for dinner. Blech! (The laughter and the incredulous looks on kids' faces is great!) And, as all kids have heard before, if Little Pea doesn't finish his dinner there will be no dessert. Little Pea grudgingly eats each piece of candy (a nice place for your child to count along with Little Pea). He winces, he makes faces, he sticks out his tongue, he says "blech", but he finally finishes all of his candy and is given dessert. And what was for dessert you ask?"Spinach!" squealed Little Pea. "My favorite!"This is a short book, not a lot of text or illustrations on the pages, but kids are totally absorbed by the concept of candy for dinner and vegetables for dessert. They even enjoy the corny final line (each book has one) of:And they lived hap-pea-ly ever afterVerdict:This is a super cute book that younger kids can discuss with their parents. The idea that candy helps a pea to grow up big and strong, all of the arguments they've heard but turned on their head. This is a delightful little book and I give it 5 stars. I think it's great and I know The Kid will enjoy it when he's older.
carka on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What's not to love about a pea who hates candy but can't wait for his spinach dessert?!
Calamia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Little Pea is a story about a picky little pea who hates to eat his dinner. Every night little pea has to eat candy, which he finds disgusting. He only eats his dinner so he can have dessert, which is vegetables, his favorite. This is a great story for young children who are picky eaters or dislike healthy foods. Little Pea is a vegetable who likes to eat healthy and dislikes junk food. Picky eaters can relate to Little Pea because he dislikes eating dinner. Also the readers will notice how important vegetables are when they see how excited Little Pea is when he gets his spinach for dessert.
ckarmstr1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Little Pea is just like any other child; Little Pea hates the food that's good for him. In this case, Little Pea's least favorite food is candy. This book teaches children that everyone must eat the stuff they dislike (the stuff that's good for them) in order to eat the things they love. This cute little story shows the struggles most kids and their parents face at dinner.
elle0467 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Little Pea is a great example for kids who are hard to convince to eath their veggies.Little pea is a happy little pea that enjoys life, except for one thing...Candy! His favorite dessert is spinach.
cassinolan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A cute story about a little pea who hate to eat his dinner (candy) but can't wait for desert (spinach).
IjustlovebooksCM More than 1 year ago
A longstanding family favorite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book! Such a cute concept. One of my daughter's favorites.
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I love peas
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