The Tiny Tale Of Little Pea by Davide CaliThe Tiny Tale Of Little Pea by Davide Cali

The Tiny Tale Of Little Pea

byDavide CaliIllustratorSébastian Mourrain

Picture Books | September 5, 2017

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?When he was born, Little Pea was tiny. Teeny-tiny.? His clothes were hand sewn by his mother and his shoes were hand-me-down doll shoes. As he grew older, Little Pea enjoyed climbing tomato plants, driving around in his wind-up car and riding on the backs of grasshoppers. But then Little Pea started school. And he suddenly realized just how small he was. Too small for his chair. Too small to play the flute. Too small for gym class. What would become of wee Little Pea?

This picture book story by internationally renowned children's author Davide Cali is a graceful and beautifully told contemporary fable about an unconventional hero. As Little Pea finds a place for himself in the world despite his perceived disadvantage, he becomes a champion for younger siblings, small children and all those who are differently abled. By using ingenuity to overcome challenges, Little Pea empowers children to do the same, which makes this book a terrific choice for a character education lesson focusing on perseverance or resilience. It also works for conversations on self-acceptance and individuality or on creativity (Little Pea is an artist). The idea of tiny worlds is enormously appealing to young children, and Sébastien Mourrain's imaginative scenes depicting Little Pea's miniature life will draw readers in with their funny, clever details.
Davide Cali is an award-winning, internationally renowned author of numerous children's books, including I Didn't Do My Homework Because... and Piano Piano, which received a BolognaRagazzi Special Mention. He lives in Italy.Se?bastien Mourrain is a graduate of the E?mile Cohl School in Lyon, France. He has illustrated several picture b...
Title:The Tiny Tale Of Little PeaFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:36 pages, 10.25 × 8.25 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:10.25 × 8.25 × 0.5 inPublished:September 5, 2017Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771388439

ISBN - 13:9781771388436

Appropriate for ages: 3


Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Place for everyone Little Pea is teeny tiny but he makes it work. Everything small becomes an adventure, but when he goes to school he realizes everyone and everything else is big. Being a positive guy he presses on and soon finds a special career just suited for him. A wonderful story about persistence, optimism, and perseverance and how there is a place for everyone.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One can never be too small to be a great artist ~Disclaimer~ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Tiny Tale of Little Pea is the story about a teeny tiny boy. Because of his size everything has to be customized for him. When he goes to school he realizes that he is too small for everything there. No one knew how he would be able to survive in the world. But he makes due with what he has. He builds himself a little house and even gets a job. Drawing stamps. I really liked the illustrations in this book. The story was cute and inspiring. It teaches that no matter how small you are, you can still make a big impact. There is always something that you can be good at. If you are not able to do somethings there are always ways to do what makes you happy. This was an updated Stuart Little. The same concept of a little boy living in a big world. "Even the littlest among us can make a big mark." 5/5 ⭐
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even the littlest can make a big mark What a delightful book and what a sweet, loveable main character. Little Pea is micro-size. His mother has to make his clothes, he sleeps in a matchbox and he drives a wind-up car. He grows older but remains mini-size. He explores his world around him and loves to wrestle, rappel off his lego tower, read books, ride horseback (mmmm... not a real horse, would you believe a grasshopper substitute?) and swim in the frog pond. He is a very good swimmer by the way. He taught himself that skill at a very young age. He starts school and cannot fit in. Everything there is oversized and down-right dangerous for a little guy his size. His teacher looks at him and wonders what will happen to him in the future? How will he ever manage when his school life is over? One thing that Little Pea discovers is that he loves drawing and guess what? He's very, very skilled at it. As he journeys into adulthood he takes it upon himself to build his own home, grow tomatoes in his yard, and daily zooms to work in his wind-up car. Can you guess what his job might be? It's one that is tailor-made perfectly for Little Pea and everyone gives him their stamp of approval! The illustrations are packed full of details and emotions and look almost animated. Kids will gobble them up and learn a very valuable life lesson - that even the smallest among us can make a big mark. I highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2017-06-15

Editorial Reviews

A slight but triumphant story with charming, whimsical artwork.-School Library Journal