Baby book review: Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Jen Corace

Baby librarian Tilly and her mum Jen review the hilarious and charming board book Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Jen Corace.

Tilly reviews Little Pea

This book is okay, I suppose. I’ve read it a couple of times but it’s not my favourite. Little Pea seems to have a good time with his mummy and daddy and playing with his friends, so we have that in common. But I find it strange that he likes spinach so much. It’s kind of stringy, you know? I like capsicum and carrot and cauliflower a lot more than spinach. I’ve never had the kind of candy that Little Pea is forced to eat, so maybe he has a point.

Jen reviews Little Pea

I love this book! I also love the other two in this series, Little Hoot and Little Oink. They are very clever with humour that definitely appeals to parents, and are a delight to read. I love the simple but brilliant illustrations, too. I think this is one I’ll revisit with Tilly when she’s older and understand why it’s funny that a pea would hate lollies and love spinach (or an owl would hate staying up late or a pig would hate being messy). This is one of my favourite picture/board book series that every kid should have in their library.

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