Thursday, August 19, 2010
Older Sibling Pick: LMNO peas by Keith Baker
Just when you think all the wonderful ABC books that could possibly have been done, have been done, along comes Keith Baker with LMNO peas.
We are peas--alphabet peas!
We work and play in the ABCs.
Each colorful page or spread in this charming picture book presents a large letter. Lots of industrious little peas are busy under, over, around, and atop them. If you enjoy the wonderful, zany energy of Richard Scarry like I do, you'll find a similar energy here. For the letters E and F:
We're eaters, electricians, and explorers searching land.
We're farmers, flaggers, and best friends in a band.
After all the peas have had their say, they ask us: Who Are You?
Keith's humor extends to the flap copy, in which he proclaims that he hails from the NW city of Peattle!
This book leaves me wanted more, more, more peas...please!
Author-illustrator: Keith Baker
Publisher: Beach Lane Books (Simon and Schuster), 2010