Little Pea by Amy Krouse RosenthalLittle Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Little Pea

byAmy Krouse RosenthalIllustratorJen Corace

Hardcover | February 3, 2005

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If Little Pea doesn't eat all of his sweets, there will be no vegetables for dessert! What's a young pea to do? Children who have trouble swallowing their veggies will love the way this pea-size picture book serves up a playful story they can relate to.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a Chicago-based writer and Mama Pea. She is the author of Encyclopedia of Our Ordinary Life . This is her first children's book. Jen Corace grew up in New Jersey where she spent a lot of time in her bedroom, drawing, and scheming. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration, she...
Title:Little PeaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:36 pages, 8.38 × 8.25 × 0.35 inPublished:February 3, 2005Publisher:Chronicle BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081184658X

ISBN - 13:9780811846585

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Little Pea (Little Books) by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Jen Corace In the world of peas, everything is topsy turvy ;) They have candies for dinner & spinach as a dessert.. Read this to your lil one & show them how the baby pea struggles to eat his 5 candies every night but gobbles down the spinach super fast! For him, the spinach is yum, yum, EXTRA YUM! :D
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice book Nice book to read, a good recommmendation.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Little Pea (Little Books) by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Jen Corace Clever idea for a story...and well-executed! The text is concise, and the illustrations are adorable. However, we're going to try to avoid the eat-your-supper-and-get-dessert thing with our children because we believe that rule made us develop some not-so-healthy habits with dessert. So seeing as how that's the crux of this story, I don't foresee us purchasing this book or getting it from the library again. But that's just our own personal hang-up with it. It really is a great little story!
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Fun Read for Parents and Children This book is a joy to read. It's cute and clever. My two-year-old likes it, but I think he'll really LOVE and understand it once he's 3! Buy it.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny! What a clever twist on the classic story of the child who won't eat his veggies! My son absolutely loves it!
Date published: 2006-11-17

Editorial Reviews

A crowd pleaser in the tradition of Mitchell Sharmat's "Gregory, The Terrible Eater" (1980), illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey, this simply told and illustrated episode features both a decidedly atypical family (all head, no body) facing a similar dinnertime issue, and a delicious final twist. Little Pea's generally a happy legume, hanging with friends, rolling down hills, and being catapulted off a spoon by Papa Pea--but meals are always fraught, for Little Pea hates candy, which as you know (you didn't?) is all that peas eat. "If you don't finish your candy, you can't have dessert," says Mama Pea. Negotiating his quota down to five cellophane-wrapped pieces, Little Pea proceeds to choke them down--"Three. Plck. Four. Pleh."--then jumps for joy at dessert's arrival--a heaping bowl of spinach. Expect bursts of hilarity from young listeners, picky eaters or no. -Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Picky eaters will enjoy the subtle humor of this topsy-turvy tale." -School Library Journal