Peas in a Pod (Paperback)
EK Books, 9781925335286, 32pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2016
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Pippa, Pia, Poppy, Polly and Peg are quintuplets. Since birth, they've done everything the same -- cry, eat, sleep, sit. But as they get a little older, things start to change. Now they want to do things differently -- very differently. Can Mum and Dad keep their little girls as matching peas in a pod, or will those five very individual personalities win out in the end?
Gorgeous illustrations perfectly complement this simple yet highly entertaining storyline. Sure to be enjoyed by kids and their parents!
About the Author
Tania McCartney writes for both adults and children, and has been shortlisted and awarded for both published and unpublished works. An experienced magazine writer, editor and speaker, she has been writing professionally for over 25 years and has almost a thousand articles and reviews in print and online. She founded Kids’ Book Review, the number one children’s literature site on the web, and the 52-Week Illustration Challenge. An Ambassador for the National Year of Reading (2012), and a Friend of the Reading Hour, she is also passionate about literacy. She has lived in Paris, London and Beijing, and currently lives in Canberra with her very supportive family, and a mountain of books.
Tina Snerling is an illustrator, graphic designer, creator and mother. Formerly a fashion and textiles designer, she now illustrates the award-winning Kids’ Year series and other picture books, and is the Art Director for a children’s stationery company.
Praise For Peas in a Pod…
"Pippa, Pia, Poppy, Polly, and Peg are as alike as the title would indicate: poppets with naturally curly hair, button-dot features, and patches of color on their cheeks.They behave the same in all things, including spilling their milk, eating (rather messily), and squinching up their eyes while using the potty (an extremely discreet image; only the stray rolls of toilet paper indicate what is going on). And they sleep, each and all, on their backs, each holding a small bunny stuffie and sucking on one little finger. This cannot last, and as they grow older, they throw off the shackles of parental unanimity, starting with their hair: one always wears a crown; another does hers in multiple braids; one uses colored hair gel to great effect; and so on. It doesn't take long for the quints to choose their own clothes, their own hobbies and activities (guitar, painting, knitting, reading, electronic doodads), and their own dreams. When readers see them last, however, they are snuggled all in the same bed with their bunnies and one finger in each mouth, just as when they were babies. Bright color and lively line define their hair and their other attributes as the five figures inhabit the white space of the backgrounds. Adorable - that just about sums it up." - Kirkus
"This is a wonderful way to talk to students about not only finding their inner self, but having the courage to stay true to it .....Loved it!" - Bottom Shelf
"It celebrates individuality and personality. It delivers the subtle message that everyone is unique, even if others don't see you that way. The illustrations are simple and gorgeous." - Batch of Books, 5 stars