Lucinda's Rating: 4/5 Stars
Tracy's Rating: 4/5 Stars
Audience: Toddler -1st grade
Genre: Picture Book
Summary: Little Pea hates eating candy for dinner, but his parents will not let him have his spinach dessert until he cleans his plate.
Lucinda's Views: Little Pea's adventures are relevant for any young child. Not liking what is for dinner is a regular facet of childhood and Little Pea is no exception. The fact that Little Pea doesn't want any candy is what tickles the funny bone in this book. The illustrations are very succinct and add to this story's charm. For example, the facial expressions of Little Pea as he is eating his much hated candy meal are priceless. If you like a good chuckle in your picture books this is the one for you!
Tracy's Thoughts: Amy Rosenthal is the author of one of my absolute favorite picture books from recent years, Duck! Rabbit! And while I don't love and adore Little Pea with the same fervor, I still think this book is utterly charming. The story and illustrations are simple, yet adorable. And the reverse psychology is sure to convince a picky eater or two to try something new.