I learned about these books over at Bookie Woogie and HAD to look into them.
Little Pea and Little Hoot are two of the cutest children’s books I’ve come across in some time. Published by Chronicle Books, these two stories buck the norm and provide children adequate reason to laugh at life and at themselves. I love them.
Little Pea is the story of Little Pea, Mama Pea and Papa Pea. Little Pea lives a frustrated life because every night for dinner he has to eat candy. That, you see, is what little peas eat in order to grow up strong and healthy. Candy, candy, every night! Little Pea grumbles because he doesn’t like eating candy. However, his parents say that he must eat up all his candy in order to have dessert. And what is dessert? Spinach, of course! Little Pea’s favorite.
In the story of Little Hoot, our little owl friend is upset because he has to stay up late every night because that is what owls do. He would much prefer to be allowed to go to bed when he is feeling tired. However, Papa Owl would hear none of it. Owls stay up late! That’s all there is to that. Little Hoot must be cajoled into playing an extra hour before going to bed, which he grudging does, declaring that when he grows up and has kids of his own, they will be allowed to go to bed early if they so desire.
These books are contrary books which are humorously told by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and adorably illustrated by Jen Corace. I picked up these books on a recommendation, not sure if I would like them but found I absolutely loved them! They are a true delight and I look forward to sharing Little Pea and Little Hoot with my kids as they grow up. Thanks, Z-Kids for the tip! I’m just here to pass it on!
Carrie comes by her book obsession honestly, having descended from a long line of bibliophiles. She blogs about books regularly at Reading to Know.