My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
First Published: September 5th, 2017
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Recommended Age: 5+
Genres & Themes: Picture Books, Dreams, Art
When he was born, Little Pea was tiny. Teeny-tiny. His clothes were hand sewn by his mother and his shoes were hand-me-down doll shoes. As he grew older, Little Pea enjoyed climbing tomato plants, driving around in his wind-up car and riding on the backs of grasshoppers. But then Little Pea started school. And he suddenly realized just how small he was. Too small for his chair. Too small to play the flute. Too small for gym class. What would become of wee Little Pea?
This picture book is just A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E and even surprising let me tell you.
Little Pea is so small that he can fit into doll clothes. He never minded his very tiny size until he started school however. He is so different from all the giants in the world, but Little Pea cannot let his size thwart him from doing what he loves.
I absolutely agree with the message this story is trying to convey: that even people that are physically different than others can be happy and go after what they love as long as they don’t compare themselves to others all the time and let the latter bring them down.
It turns out that there’s a perfect job for Little Pea—that I will, quite certainly, leave it to you to find out. The ending surprised me quite a bit. It’s not something I thought of, which shows how endless the possibilities in this world are.
A positive tale that is not so little after all. Simple, but efficient.
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