The Little Green Pea Book



Books are a big draw at my house…whether it is touch and feel, hardcover, or look and find.  Both of my boys always look forward to story time.  Sleeping Bear Press has been keeping my family entertained with great books for all ages.  First a little about Sleeping Bear Press:


Since our first success with The Legend of Sleeping Bear (Official Children’s Book of Michigan) in 1998, Sleeping Bear Press has impressed young readers, parents, teachers and booksellers with high-quality, beautifully illustrated picture books. As a small regional publisher based in Chelsea, Michigan, we’re proud to say that readers throughout the country know us by name. Our authors and illustrators are visiting more schools and bookstores than ever before. Our books have inspired sterling reviews, won awards, have been featured in presentations and even found their way under the White House Christmas tree. No matter our size, our goal remains the same: Provide books that enrich children’s lives through stories that blend entertaining text with educational content.

Now, a decade after the publication of The Legend of Sleeping Bear, our list has continued to grow and expand. In addition to our widely known Discover America Sate-by-State series, we have more than six different series including our Tales of Young Americans and our newest series Tales of the World. We are extremely grateful to and proud of the gifted authors and illusrators who have helped us reach our 10th year in children’s publishing.

As we celebrate our 10thAnniversary and our beginnings, we’re also looking at our future and remembering our ongoing mission: With the support of our parent company Gale Cengage, we are dedicated to producing distinctive children’s books with rich content. Books that benefit not only the children who love them but also the adults who read them aloud in schools, libraries, and to their families each night at bedtime.


The Little Green Pea

It’s not easy being a pea.
Especially when you’re growing in row 53.
And even worse when you dream of becoming a tree.

Yes, everyone laughs at this little green pea.

But one day a farmer shucks the little green pea, along with everyone else in row 53. And the pea is on his way to realizing his dream…in a roundabout way…that involves a wiggling worm and a big mud pile.

This cleverly told “eco” fable illustrates that good things do come to those who wait, and hope, and dream. Author Alison Barber spent her childhood seeking creative ways to avoid eating vegetables, especially peas.

My Take:  I love this clever book.  The illustrations are full of colorful pastels and help tell the story so the 16 month old is as entertained as the 3 year old.  This book takes readers from the start of a pea’s life to an ending that is unexpected but delightful.  My boys especially loved the red bowtie the main character wore because it allowed them to follow the pea’s progress through the book.

The Little Green Pea retails for &15.95.






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  1. I think V is for Venus Flytrap: A Plant Alphabet book seems like a great book to have in the classroom! Thanks for this giveaway!

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