By Amy Krosse Rosenthal- Illustrated by Jen Corace
How many kids have to be bribed to eat their vegetables? Parents constantly have to bribe their kids to eat their vegetables. They hide them in food, they promise dessert, they threatened punishment. But kids still don’t seem to find eating their vegetables any fun. Well, that is not true for one little pea…
Little Pea is just like other kids. He loves to play and spend time with his little pea family. But unlike human kids, this little pea loves veggies! Sadly, little Pea’s parents tell him that he cannot have his dessert until he eats his dinner. But what is for dinner? Candy! Little pea cannot stand candy- Yuck!
“If you want to grow up to be a big, strong pea, you have to eat your candy” Papa Pea would say.
“If you don’t finish your candy then you can’t have dessert” Mama Pea would say.
Little Pea is determined to get his dessert, so he suffers through eating all 5 pieces of candy for dinner. And then to his pleasure, he gets his dessert.
What better for a little pea than spinach for dessert?
If you struggle to get your kids to eat their veggies, or have to bribe them with dessert, then this is the book for them. It will elicit laughs at the irony, and turns upside down the idea of eating well and what constitutes a treat and a healthy food. Help break food boundaries and entertain your own little peas with this wonderful book. Who knows, maybe you will inspire a kid to request spinach for dessert…