PEA POD BABIES by Karen Baicker

PEA POD BABIES

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Age Range: 2 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

Clearly aimed at multiple birth siblings, this comical tale reminds readers that just because babies, peapod or otherwise, look the same does not mean they are the same. Baicker weaves a fanciful tale about a trio of tots who grow in a garden, “Beyond the bluebells and the beans / hidden deep within the greens.” In this wondrous place, three little cherubs are cosseted by the local inhabitants. However, these pint-sized pixies chafe against being lumped together in a group, thus inspiring a series of individual adventures tailored to their unique personalities. Baicker’s playful verses have a jaunty rhythm, that, when paired with prose liberally spiced with silly word play and sing-song rhymes, is neatly suited for read-aloud sessions. Williams’s trademark soft-hued watercolors are steadfastly adorable. Beguiling views of a classic country garden are dotted with humorous, fanciful images, e.g., the neighbor ladies are actually a consortium of amiable vegetation, the triplet’s mother is an enchanting flower/vine combination, etc. Baicker’s tale will resonate with all youngsters, addressing their need to be recognized for their individuality. (Picture book. 2-6)

Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 2003
ISBN: 1-59354-003-5
Page count: 32pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 2003




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