Hap-Pea All Year (Peas)

by Keith Baker (Author) Keith Baker (Illustrator)

Hap-Pea All Year (Peas)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Peas
Keith Baker's New York Times bestselling peas are back for more fun--this time exploring the months of the year!

Hap-pea January!
Let's get going,

grab your mittens--hooray, it's snowing!

The peas have rolled through the letters, numbers, and colors. Now, they're back with all of their signature jaunty and joyful perfect-for-preschoolers energy to take young readers through the calendar. With bouncy rhyming text and playful pea-packed illustrations, celebrating the months, the seasons, and the holidays has never been so fun!


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Kirkus Reviews

The rhyming text is relaxed and sparse, conjuring up a lighthearted tone that matches the peas’ humorous antics. (A shoutout to LMNO Peas in June elicits a hearty chuckle.) An infectious, pea-sized romp. (Picture book. 2-8)

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1—Baker's busy legumes are back and celebrating the months of the year in this bright and cheerful concept book. The peas introduce each month with rhyming metric and mention one special thing that normally occurs during that particular month. "Hap-pea July! Chase the fireflies./Roll out a sleeping bag, watch the sparkling skies." Halloween and Thanksgiving are both alluded to here, but the images in these spreads could also be interpreted as other celebrations, such as harvest festivals. February specifically addresses Valentine's Day, however, and March calls out St. Patrick's Day. Children will enjoy spending time looking at all of the small digitally illustrated peas and their adventures in each specific month. VERDICT With the traditional, spacious two-page format and minimal text, this volume should be a crowd-pleaser for storytimes as well as one-on-one reading. A general purchase for most libraries.—Brooke Newberry, La Crosse Public Library, WI

Copyright 2016 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Keith Baker
Keith Baker has written and illustrated many well-loved picture books and early chapter books, including several about the charming and lovable Mr. and Mrs. Green. Two of his best-known picture books, Hide and Snake and Who Is the Beast?, are about animals. He lives in Seattle, Washington. Visit his website at www.keithbakerbooks.com.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781481458542
Lexile Measure
490L
Guided Reading Level
I
Publication date
November 20, 2016
Series
Peas
Age Range
0 - 8 years

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