Little Pea loves many things – playing on the playground, talking to mom, goofing around with his dad. But when it comes to dinner time…there is one thing he absolutely hates to eat: candy.
Just as many young children groan when forced to eat their vegetables, Little Pea is dismayed to find that he has to eat his candy – five whole pieces! The disgusted look on his face is sure to be familiar to parents with finicky children. Some children are a bit confused – doesn’t everyone love candy?- but most of the kids I have read this aloud to have loved it for its deliciously subversive plot. The line illustrations on a blank white background are great, effortlessly showing personality, of which Little Pea has quite a bit.
Other Books by theAuthor/Illustrator Team of Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace :
Little Hoot, soon to be published.