Little Green Peas: a Big book of Colors
I loved Keith Baker’s LMNO Peas. And the 1-2-3 Peas was good too. And so I’m not surprised that I really loved Little Green Peas. Basically this is a fun book with those cute little peas doing all kinds of things that have to do with colors. Each page has a large color with little green peas and objects that are the mentioned color. For example, on the page that features “RED” there are “red fences, red trees, red kites, and…little green peas.” One of the things that I love about this book is that the colors are large and bold. And kids that don’t really know about reading can guess the pattern of what colors will be mentioned at what time (and thus can help “read” even if they can’t read). And the little ones especially love looking at the “little green fellas” and what they are doing with each color spread. Basically this is a solid color book that does more than just the colors of the rainbow. It is one that can be read over and over again.
What to do after reading this book:
Look at things in the house and outside the house and discover what colors are there.
Plant some “little green peas” in a garden.
Plan a dinner where you can eat peas.
Color a picture and name all the colors of crayons you use as you use them.
Have a color day where you purposely wear only one or two colors.
Beach Lane Books, 2014
FORMAT: Picture Book