Funny Stories for Kids: Little Pea

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Little Pea by Amy Krause Rosenthal is one of our recommended funny stories for kids.  Our friends from Sweet on Books explain why:

What You Need to Know:
• Little Pea is a hilarious picture book for young readers, with the caveat that older readers and adults will enjoy the humor and the illustrations just as much as the intended-for young audience.
• This picture book would make a great read aloud for all ages.
• We are huge Amy Krouse Rosenthal fans. Krouse Rosenthal brings a very keen eye for observation and a wholly original voice to whatever book she is writing, whether for adults or children.
• Corace’s pictures are, literally, delicious. You just want to eat Little Pea right up.
• Adults reader shouldn’t miss her very funny adult book, Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life. You will be howling with laughter, especially if you grew up in the 70s.
• Krouse Rosenthal has many, many books for children, to say she is prolific is an understatement. Just talking about the “Little” books, there are three all together: Little Pea, Little Hoot and Little Oink, all with the same “opposite” premise.

Summary:
Little Pea is a pea who doesn’t want to eat his candy! His parents will not let him near his beloved spinach until every last bit of candy is eaten. Sound familiar, sort of?:) Krouse Rosenthal’s takes the time-honored parental struggle of fussy eaters and turns it on its head! Children will delight in the outrageous idea that in order to eat a vegetable (!), little pea has to eat all his candy. They will yearn to be little pea! A large part of the appeal of Krouse Rosenthal’s language is that it is very relatable to the young reader; with phrases like, “Little Pea was a happy little guy….he liked rolling down hills..super fast” and “..hanging out with his pea pals.” It is also a great study in humor and satire for the older reader to appreciate. Don’t miss this book!

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