Little Green Peas

Little Green Peas : Book & CD

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Keith Baker's charming peas romp through a rainbow of colors in Little Green Peas, which now comes with a CD narrated by award-winning actor Stanley Tucci! The little green peas are back to celebrate the colorful world around them. Join the fun as they fly red kites, sail blue boats, ski down purple mountains, and more! Read along with the enclosed CD as Stanley Tucci narrates this fresh and fun exploration of color!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 229 x 254 x 5mm | 247g
  • Little Simon
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Book and CD
  • f-c; gloss cvr (no sfx); packaged w- header card, clear vinyl case
  • 1534418466
  • 9781534418462

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The peas (from "1-2-3 Peas, "BCCB 10/12) are back, and this this time they re celebrating the world of color. Each color is introduced in huge block letters ( BLUE ) followed by a few specific examples, in rhymed verse, of things that are that color ( Blue boats, blue seas, blue flags, and . . . ), followed by a spread of the green peas amid a landscape dominated by that color (little green peas cavort on a sand- bar in a blue ocean next to a blue ocean liner). As in the previous titles, the story stands second to the delight of poring over the highly detailed digitally rendered illustrations of the personified peas, who are doing everything from sunbathing and unicycling to hula-hooping and downhill skiing. Cool white backdrops effectively set off the juicy palette, making this a true visual feast for the eyes...viewers will...love the opportunity to borrow this one after storytime for a closer look.--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books" Having previously played with letters and numbers in LMNO Peas and 123 Peas, Baker's tiny legumes show their true colors (green, namely) in this entertaining companion book. Bouncy rhymes introduce nine colors: "Blue boats, blue seas, / blue flags, and.../ little green peas." Baker uses the page turns to create little crescendos of suspense, and the recurring answer changes just enough to keep things interesting. The color-themed spreads provide plenty of interest of their own, from a pair of autumnal "red" pages that show the peas flying kites and raking leaves to the cosmic black-and-white final spreads, which suggest that neither we (nor peas) are alone in this universe.--Publishers Weekly "July 14, 2014 " After teaching youngest readers how to navigate the alphabet (LMNO Peas) and to count (1-2-3 Peas), Keith Baker's little green heroes now introduce them to colors. A summery spread of "BLUE" kicks off the proceedings, with each letter in a slightly different texture or pattern, as well as a slightly different hue. One letter looks as if it were sponged in an aqua tone, another in an indigo shade shows subtly mazelike patterns. The text--"Blue boats, blue seas, blue flags, and..."--in thick black letters, introduces green pea sailors and flag wavers, whose props pick up on the word's diverse tones. A turn of the page completes the sentence: "little green peas." The characters swim, snorkel, build sand castles and wave from the deck of a luxury liner (as in the earlier books, a ladybug appears on each spread). An internal rhyme holds each line together, as the little green peas move into autumn ("Red fences, red trees, red kites, and.../ little green peas"), winter ("Purple mountains, purple skis, purple mittens, and.../ little green peas") and a standout for spring: "Green vines, green leaves, green sprouts, and.../ baby green peas." Readers will easily spot the babies, with each pod carefully guarded by at least one adult pea, while the gardener peas water the sprouts and sport waterproof boots, showing how to tend their offspring.

Once again, Baker models a busy community of little green peas working and playing together. He ends on a humorous note for "White/Black." Read the book to discover his clever twist.--Shelf Awareness, July 25, 2014 *STARRED REVIEW The peas (from 1-2-3 Peas, BCCB 10/12) are back, and this this time they're celebrating the world of color. Each color is introduced in huge block letters ("BLUE") followed by a few specific examples, in rhymed verse, of things that are that color ("Blue boats, blue seas, blue flags, and . . . "), followed by a spread of the green peas amid a landscape dominated by that color (little green peas cavort on a sand- bar in a blue ocean next to a blue ocean liner). As in the previous titles, the story stands second to the delight of poring over the highly detailed digitally rendered illustrations of the personified peas, who are doing everything from sunbathing and unicycling to hula-hooping and downhill skiing. Cool white backdrops effectively set off the juicy palette, making this a true visual feast for the eyes...viewers will...love the opportunity to borrow this one after storytime for a closer look.--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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About Keith Baker

Keith Baker has written and illustrated many acclaimed picture books for young children, including the New York Times bestselling LMNO Peas; 1-2-3 Peas; Little Green Peas; Hap-pea All Year; LMNO Pea-quel; My Octopus Arms; and No Two Alike. He lives in Seattle. Academy Award-nominee Stanley Tucci is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor who has also been nominated for a Tony and a Grammy, among countless other critical and professional accolades. He has appeared in more than fifty films, including The Lovely Bones, Julie & Julia, The Devil Wears Prada, The Terminal, Road to Perdition, The Hunger Games films, and more than a dozen plays both on and off Broadway.
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