Illustrated by Keith Baker
(Part of The Peas Series)
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About The Book

Get ready to roll through the alphabet with a jaunty cast of busy little peas. Featuring a range of zippy characters from Acrobat Peas to Zoologist Peas, this delightful picture book highlights a variety of interests, hobbies, and careers—each one themed to a letter of the alphabet—and gives a wonderful sense of the colorful world we live in. Children will have so much fun poring over the detailed scenes that they won’t even realize they’re learning the alphabet along the way!

About The Author

Photograph by L. Cunningham

Keith Baker has written and illustrated many acclaimed picture books for young children, including the New York Times bestselling LMNO Peas1-2-3 PeasLittle Green Peas; Hap-pea All YearLMNO Pea-quel; My Octopus Arms; and No Two Alike. He lives in Seattle, and you can visit him at KeithBakerBooks.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Beach Lane Books (April 2010)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416991410
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Lexile ® AD390L

Raves and Reviews

* "This high-energy romp invites repeat visits by young browsers--there's plenty to pore over and giggle about. Delicious!"--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Hundreds of animated green peas tumble through the alphabet in this refreshingly original book. The illustrations are full of vitality and good humor, and the rhyming text never misses a beat." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, March 22, 2010 *Starred Review

* “Humble green peas provide inspiration in this hilarious, occupation-based romp through the alphabet…. The digitally rendered illustrations glow in vibrant, textured colors that boldly leap off the page against a background of ample white space. The sheer fun of the rhythmic text and the large alphabet letters work well for a read-aloud audience, but the busy, engaging details of the peas in their various worker modes are better suited for one-on-one exploration that young children will want to pore over again and again.”—School Library Journal, starred review

Awards and Honors

  • CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council)
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List
  • South Carolina Book Award Nominee
  • Young Hoosier Book Award Master List (IN)
  • Texas 2x2 Reading List
  • NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts
  • Volunteer State Book Award Master List (TN)
  • Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award Nominee (KS)
  • Kirkus Best Children's Book
  • ALA Notable Book

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