Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tonight, Joseph and I read Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, which is currently his book of choice around here. For the past four or five days, I have read it to him at both nap time and bed time. It is a story about a little pea who does not want to eat his candy for dinner, but finally agrees to in order to get dessert. It is just the right length for a two and a half year old, with enough text on each page to keep Joe interested but not too much to overwhelm him. The story is pretty cute, if you don't overthink it -- like how is it that, if two peas could reproduce, they would only have one offspring, and how do they do anything without hands, and wouldn't a pea eating spinach be kind of disturbing (unless it would be like us eating cows...). What makes this book for me is the adorable illustrations, and what makes it for Joe is the sounds little pea makes as he eats his dreaded candy, yuck, blech, plck, and pleh.