LMNO PEAS by Keith Baker
Kirkus Star

LMNO PEAS

by , illustrated by
Age Range: 3 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

A passel of industrious peas narrates inventive, alphabetically arranged avocations: “We are peas—alphabet peas! / We work and play in the ABCs.” Amid towering, digitally textured capital letters, Baker’s veggies, sprouting green arms, legs and animated physiognomies, star in scores of charmingly detailed tableaux. At “F,” farmers hoe and water at “Happea Farms,” a duo waves checkered flags at a bike race’s finish line and a quintet of friends jams in a band whose drum kit announces its name: “Pod.” “K” features (soccer) kickers, kayakers navigating the letter’s watery, angled bend and a couple of kings—one atop a tower with crown and scepter, the other crooning into a mike below (he’s Elvis, of course). The well-chosen text type, Frankfurter Medium, pudgy and whimsical, proves eminently crisp and legible for emergent readers. This high-energy romp invites repeat visits by young browsers—there’s plenty to pore over and giggle about. Delicious! Peas out. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: April 5th, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4169-9141-0
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Beach Lane/Simon & Schuster
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2010




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