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30 review for LMNO Peas

  1. 5 out of 5

    Matt

    What fun a little green vegetable can be when you incorporate the alphabet. Neo devoured this as he listed all letters of the alphabet and some words associated with each.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Vegan

    This is a very cute alphabet book, suitable for the youngest child all the way up to early elementary school age children. The concept is that peas have a variety of jobs and activities that start with A through Z. Most pages have more than one activity per letter. The peas are cute, the illustrations are fun, and I love that “We’re readers” represents the letter R. There are big uppercase letters in vivid (though not overly bright) colors, and a lot to view on each page. The pictures are cute and This is a very cute alphabet book, suitable for the youngest child all the way up to early elementary school age children. The concept is that peas have a variety of jobs and activities that start with A through Z. Most pages have more than one activity per letter. The peas are cute, the illustrations are fun, and I love that “We’re readers” represents the letter R. There are big uppercase letters in vivid (though not overly bright) colors, and a lot to view on each page. The pictures are cute and attractive, and I was struck by the wonderful colors used throughout. The contents teach the alphabet and also cover, and probably often introduce, many careers leisure pastimes, and various activities. The plot free story rhyme is enjoyable. I could have done without the last line, but I suppose it could generate opportunities for kids to express themselves, although I think the rest of the book could instigate discussion without it. I guess it has to end somehow other than just what it said about the letter Z. This is a worthy addition to the “alphabet book” genre.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn

    This is probably a 3.5 STAR book for me. I think it's a fun idea and best of all would probably appeal equally to boys and girls. You see, there are these peas and they go through the alphabet showing all the different sorts of things they love to do. Some of the ideas are really cute and inventive, beyond just the usual alphabet norms; I like, for example, with "V" they are veterinarians taking care of bugs ;-) Ultimately, though, I just wasn't a huge fan of the illustration style which is noth This is probably a 3.5 STAR book for me. I think it's a fun idea and best of all would probably appeal equally to boys and girls. You see, there are these peas and they go through the alphabet showing all the different sorts of things they love to do. Some of the ideas are really cute and inventive, beyond just the usual alphabet norms; I like, for example, with "V" they are veterinarians taking care of bugs ;-) Ultimately, though, I just wasn't a huge fan of the illustration style which is nothing against it just a personal taste that kept me from liking this more than I do. Still, I'd definitely recommend it to anyone seeking a fun and unique alphabet book.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Abigail

    This delightful alphabet picture-book from Keith Baker is a real "peas" of work!** "We're acrobats, artists, and astronauts in space. / We're builders, bathers, and bikers in a race," intone the Alphabet Peas, highlighting each letter, from A to Z, and demonstrating that, whatever the cliches might be about "peas in a pod," no two of them are alike. The rollicking rhymes of Baker's simple narrative make LMNO Peas an ideal read-aloud selection with younger children - the perfect introduction to th This delightful alphabet picture-book from Keith Baker is a real "peas" of work!** "We're acrobats, artists, and astronauts in space. / We're builders, bathers, and bikers in a race," intone the Alphabet Peas, highlighting each letter, from A to Z, and demonstrating that, whatever the cliches might be about "peas in a pod," no two of them are alike. The rollicking rhymes of Baker's simple narrative make LMNO Peas an ideal read-aloud selection with younger children - the perfect introduction to the alphabet, presented in an entertaining and creative way - while his digitally created artwork is colorful and full of fun. I don't know that I'm the greatest connoisseur of alphabet books (Chandra? Oh Chandra, where are you?), but I was won over by this charming title, with its very sweet peas!** **Hey, don't blame me fellow readers, the author's profile on the rear dust-jacket flap describes his emotional life in full, from the times when he is "happea," to the days when he is "grumpea!"

  5. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn

    Wonderful alphabet picture book, with a large letter on each page surrounded by clever (and cute!) little peas engaging in activities that start with that letter. Not your run of the mill alphabet book, little ones (and those reading to them) will love spying out the peas scattered around the pages to see what they are up to. Very Highly Recommend!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Darcy

    GAAAAAH so fun!!! I got a sweet book haul for Christmas and checked this one out first. Each page has a large letter from what my mom says is called the "alphabet." And surrounding said letter, illustrations of cute little peas engaged in various activities that start with that letter! It rhymes, too. One tiny thumb way up. -M

  7. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    I like the illustrations but I love that there's more than the usual for occupations. My favorite, was Botanists. Let's teach kids more of this.

  8. 4 out of 5

    David

    LMNO Peas by Keith Baker is an ap-PEA-ling ABC book that features peas who go through the alphabet showing all the different things they love to do, including a variety of occupations. Energetic peas introduce themselves one page 1: We are peas - alphabet peas! We work and play in the ABC's. In two page spreads, covering from 1 to 4 letters at a time, the peas show and tell what they like to do, using nouns with the featured letter. The book concludes: We are peas from A to Z. Now tell us, please LMNO Peas by Keith Baker is an ap-PEA-ling ABC book that features peas who go through the alphabet showing all the different things they love to do, including a variety of occupations. Energetic peas introduce themselves one page 1: We are peas - alphabet peas! We work and play in the ABC's. In two page spreads, covering from 1 to 4 letters at a time, the peas show and tell what they like to do, using nouns with the featured letter. The book concludes: We are peas from A to Z. Now tell us, please... Who ARE YOU? The rhyming text uses both familiar words, and vocabulary stretching words such as acrobats, electricians, investigators, kayakers, outlaws, parachutists, quilters, scientists, volunteers, weavers, yogis and zoologists. Occasionally a pea will have a word bubble with a comment or sentence. Besides occupations, there are bathers, campers, drivers, eaters, gigglers, givers and takers, listeners, neighbors, readers, voters, and wishers. The illustrations are rendered digitally. The large capital letters are different colors and textures, with happy, busy peas working on, in, under and around the letters. Peas are clothed in the apropriate attire for each activity. Occasionally an activity will continue beyond one page, as with the bikers in a race. The clever design elments give this book extra appeal. This unique alphabet book should interest children and introduce them to the alphabet, different occupations and new vocabulary. A variety of potential curriculum connections include exploring the wide variety of hobbies, favorite pastimes, and professions shown, introducing community helpers, language arts and phonics topics, and PE or health units promoting exercise and outdoor activities. For ages 2.5 to 6, alphabet, rhymes, occupations, vocabulary, peas, uniqueness, and fans of Keith Baker.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Grace

    Keith Baker sends us on a trip with the alphabet peas to discover different jobs a child can grow up to be! From acrobats to zoologists, Baker colorfully and comically brings the little peas children eat at dinner to life. With a large letter on every page, children can establish letter recognition and connect that to everyday jobs and occupations. LMNO Peas would be best for an early reader or letter learner, but the upbeat rhyming pattern will have anyone dancing in his or her seat. Every page Keith Baker sends us on a trip with the alphabet peas to discover different jobs a child can grow up to be! From acrobats to zoologists, Baker colorfully and comically brings the little peas children eat at dinner to life. With a large letter on every page, children can establish letter recognition and connect that to everyday jobs and occupations. LMNO Peas would be best for an early reader or letter learner, but the upbeat rhyming pattern will have anyone dancing in his or her seat. Every page turn, the reader can expect a pea doing the unthinkable, which feeds the child’s imagination. LMNO Peas has won many awards, which I feel they are very deserving. The manner in which Baker brings the little peas to life can open up a whole new world in the classroom, allowing teachers to have their students’ creatively bring to life any ordinary object to life. Through this picture book, the reader discovers that there’s nothing a pea cannot do!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Donalyn

    Not since Chicka Chicka Boom Boom have I read such an engaging and unique alphabet book. Each letter of the alphabet introduces a different type of peas-- actively enjoying their pea lives and adventures. The cute scenes of peas riding in bike races, kayaking down the rapids, and robbing banks will spark laughter from young readers and parents who will read this book over and over again. Author/ illustrator Keith Baker selects unique roles for his peas-- they're "voters, vets, and volunteers," i Not since Chicka Chicka Boom Boom have I read such an engaging and unique alphabet book. Each letter of the alphabet introduces a different type of peas-- actively enjoying their pea lives and adventures. The cute scenes of peas riding in bike races, kayaking down the rapids, and robbing banks will spark laughter from young readers and parents who will read this book over and over again. Author/ illustrator Keith Baker selects unique roles for his peas-- they're "voters, vets, and volunteers," introducing and celebrating the many roles that people can have in every day life. My favorite, of course, is the page of reading peas-- surrounded by stacks of books!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Rochelle

    I've mentioned before how much I love rhymes...love these clever little rhyming peas. And they're readers!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Laura McLoughlin

    Seriously adorable little peas.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Nancy Kotkin

    Wonderful alphabet book shows busy peas at work and play. Digital illustrations, with well-balanced composition, provide strong visual clues to the rhyming text. A variety of colors and textures help the large letters of the alphabet stand out, look interesting, and be distinctive. This is a picture book destined for frequent re-readings.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kend

    I love Keith Baker's "Peas" books (see also 1-2-3 Peas and Little Green Peas: A Big Book of Colors). This book is dedicated to letters, and it is suitably sweet and adorable. It relies on children's shape, letter, and color association skills, the very skills they're working to develop when at this reading level. Baker's other books are given over to learning numbers (1-2-3 Peas) and colors (Little Green Peas: A Big Book of Colors), so together they make a nice set--even though my copy of "Littl I love Keith Baker's "Peas" books (see also 1-2-3 Peas and Little Green Peas: A Big Book of Colors). This book is dedicated to letters, and it is suitably sweet and adorable. It relies on children's shape, letter, and color association skills, the very skills they're working to develop when at this reading level. Baker's other books are given over to learning numbers (1-2-3 Peas) and colors (Little Green Peas: A Big Book of Colors), so together they make a nice set--even though my copy of "Little Green Peas" came as a full-size picture book, and the others came as small board books.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Naomi

    Pear-fection? Peas... pretty close. Hilarious peas engage the letters of the alphabet. Fun for adults to read, good for small kids who know their letters and are ready for applying them to who and how we are. My favorite? "We're dancers ---" and the one pea crying out, "Can you dig it?" although the plumbing peas, kayaking peas, and investigating peas all capture my heart. I also love the trio - "we're voters, vets, and volunteers." Who knew peas had so many civic virtues? (but wait! there's an Pear-fection? Peas... pretty close. Hilarious peas engage the letters of the alphabet. Fun for adults to read, good for small kids who know their letters and are ready for applying them to who and how we are. My favorite? "We're dancers ---" and the one pea crying out, "Can you dig it?" although the plumbing peas, kayaking peas, and investigating peas all capture my heart. I also love the trio - "we're voters, vets, and volunteers." Who knew peas had so many civic virtues? (but wait! there's an outlaw pea too!) The closing question invites individual and group dramatic arts - who are you? - so take this into the classroom. Adults should keep a copy near at hand, for those moments when they need a little lift and a reminder that we are living a grand adventure.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Dolly

    I saw this book at our local library and just had to read it while I was there. I knew that it was too young for our girls, but I still wanted to read it. We recently read No Two Alike and this book was highly recommended in one of the reviews by Eva. It's a fun alphabet book, with a nicely rhyming narrative and cute, colorful illustrations. I liked this book and I think that the toddler/preschool set would enjoy it as well.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kellie C.

    As far as alpabet books go, this is one of the more clever and engaging. The letters of the alpabet are featured and surrounded by peas that represent an occupation or activity that corresponds with each letters. For example, "We're eaters, electricians, and exporers searching lad. We're farmers, flaggers, and best friends in a band." Would work nicely with an alphabet or occuptions unit/storytime.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sylvester

    3* art 4* concept ``We are peas - alphabet peas! We work and play in the ABCs. We`re acrobats, artists, and astronauts in space. We`re builders, bathers, and bikers in a race...`` Lovin`the rhythm. 3* art 4* concept ``We are peas - alphabet peas! We work and play in the ABCs. We`re acrobats, artists, and astronauts in space. We`re builders, bathers, and bikers in a race...`` Lovin`the rhythm.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sassy

    Actually not the best read aloud for kids over 5, otherwise, this book is AMAZING. I love the illustrations and the yogi peas are the best!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Calhoun

    I love using this book at the beginning of the year when introducing letters. The students love the adorable peas and stay very engaged.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Arapahoe Libraries

    Looking for a fun new alphabet book? You can not go wrong with the LMNO Peas. Alphabet, vocabulary, jobs - all made good by industrious peas!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Allison

    One of the North Carolina Children's Book Award nominees. Very cute!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Haley Overton

    Title: LMNO Peas Author/Illustrator: Keith Baker Genre: Concept Book, Alphabet Book Theme(s): Alphabet, Rhyme, Occupations Opening line/sentence: We are peas—alphabet peas! We work and play in the ABCs. We’re acrobats, artists, and astronauts in space. Brief Book Summary: The little peas talk about their favorite jobs, all of which begin with the letters of the alphabet. Professional Recommendation/Review #1: Name of Reviewer: Krisan Murphy (Children’s Literature) Name of Source: CLCD Link to Source: htt Title: LMNO Peas Author/Illustrator: Keith Baker Genre: Concept Book, Alphabet Book Theme(s): Alphabet, Rhyme, Occupations Opening line/sentence: We are peas—alphabet peas! We work and play in the ABCs. We’re acrobats, artists, and astronauts in space. Brief Book Summary: The little peas talk about their favorite jobs, all of which begin with the letters of the alphabet. Professional Recommendation/Review #1: Name of Reviewer: Krisan Murphy (Children’s Literature) Name of Source: CLCD Link to Source: http://www.clcd.com/#/bookdetail/1/0/... Short blurb from the review: A host of small round green peas introduce themselves and the alphabet in this delightful, upbeat rhyming poem. The letters of the alphabet are large and easy for a child to trace with a finger, while the small peas inhabit them. The active peas are builders, climbers, dancers, and electricians. Peas are employed as gardeners, gigglers, givers and takers, hikers, inventors, and investigators. The level of pea-activity and minute expressions of the green characters will capture the imagination of every child. Teachers all find this an outstanding resource when discussing occupations to the youngest readers. Professional Recommendation/Review #2: Name of Source: Kirkus Review Link to Source: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-re... Short blurb from the review: Amid towering, digitally textured capital letters, Baker’s veggies, sprouting green arms, legs and animated physiognomies, star in scores of charmingly detailed tableaux. At “F”, farmers hoe and water at “Happea Farms”. The well-chosen text type, Frankfurter Medium, pudgy and whimsical, proves eminently crisp and legible for emergent readers. This high-energy romp invites repeat visits by young browsers— there’s plenty to pore over and giggle about. Response to Two Professional Reviews: These reviews compliment the book on it’s upbeat and high energy rhythm created by the pea characters. The book cleverly uses many different occupations that go with each letter of the alphabet. Each review talks about how this was a good idea and makes it easy for young children to learn the alphabet. I agree with these reviews in the sense that this is a great colorful and fun book for early readers to learn the alphabet and to use to continue practicing even once they become more familiar with it. Evaluation of Literary Elements: This book does a good job of grasping young children’s attention through the vibrant colors and big font. It is easy for kids to trace over the letter of the ABCs with their fingers, which can help them when learning to write the letters. The plot is pretty simple because it just touches on different occupations and jobs that are done by the peas. Consideration of Instructional Application: I think that besides using this book to teach students their ABCs, it could also be a great tool in leading a discussion about different occupations. I think a great idea would be allowing children to bring in their parents to class who might have a job that is talked about in the book. This would be exciting for the class and give them the opportunity to listen first-hand to people who have many different jobs. I also think that you could make this book personal to the students by having them stand up when it gets to the part with the letter that their own name begins with. This will help them in identifying the letters of the alphabet and can also keep them active/interested during read alouds.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Richie Partington

    29 June 2010 LMNO PEAS by Keith Baker, Beach Lane/Simon & Schuster, April 2010, 40p., ISBN: 978-1-4189-9141-0 "Sit yourself down, take a seat. All you gotta do is repeat after me" -- The Jackson Five, "A B C" "We're acrobats, artists, and astronauts in space. "We're builders, bathers, and bikers in a race. "We're climbers, campers, and he's a circus clown. "We're dancers -- 'Can you dig it?' and drivers round town." In preparation for a class I will be teaching, I recently wandered (from A to Z) thr 29 June 2010 LMNO PEAS by Keith Baker, Beach Lane/Simon & Schuster, April 2010, 40p., ISBN: 978-1-4189-9141-0 "Sit yourself down, take a seat. All you gotta do is repeat after me" -- The Jackson Five, "A B C" "We're acrobats, artists, and astronauts in space. "We're builders, bathers, and bikers in a race. "We're climbers, campers, and he's a circus clown. "We're dancers -- 'Can you dig it?' and drivers round town." In preparation for a class I will be teaching, I recently wandered (from A to Z) through the shelves of picture books in the children's collection of a large public library. It is a collection in which spine identification labels have been affixed to each of the books that is an ABC book -- those books designed as concept books meant to assist in teaching children identification of the letters of the alphabet and, typically, the related sounds of those letters. It was ABC books that I was seeking out that day. While quite an illuminating process, I don't recommend your reading dozens of ABC books one after another if you are looking for a good time. "We're eaters, electricians, and explorers searching land. "We're farmers, flaggers, and best friends in a band." I've always found that there are two kinds of ABC books: The ones you read once and have no desire to ever read again -- at least not for fun -- and the ones that are way fun. Unfortunately, I've always found far more of the former than the latter. When I compare books in these two categories, I find that the ones that I have a desire to read again and again are those that contain action and rhythm and go far beyond the confines of the "concept" book. For me, CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM sets the standard for ABC books that you can read one hundred times without wanting to either hurl or fall asleep. Another one firmly in this category -- which, like CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM, I have probably read aloud one hundred times -- is OLD BLACK FLY. LMNO PEAS is the latest ABC book I've found that I can easily imagine making this one hundred reads aloud cut. "We're painters, poets, and plumbers fixing leaks. "We're pilots, parachutists, we're peas and... we're unique!" These are peas with personality, and peas who are on the move. There are large upper-case block letters and the action takes place on and around these letters. There are bushels of humorous details to discover. For example, on the E and F two-page spread, a pair of hard-hatted electrician peas are inserting a large plug into an outlet installed on the bottom of the upper leg of the letter E. If you follow the wire -- which winds around the letter E before heading off to the next page -- you will discover that it is providing the power for the "best friends in a band" (whose band name is Pod). These illustrations are an integral part of a rhythmic read, as opposed to being pictures of objects on a list of alphabetically-ordered words. In contrast to so many concept books that are illustrated books rather than picture books, LMNO PEAS is an exceptionally well-illustrated picture book. (And a very peasing one it is.) Richie Partington, MLIS Richie's Picks http://richiespicks.pbworks.com https://www.facebook.com/richiespicks/ [email protected]

  25. 5 out of 5

    Helen O'Hara

    This week, we learned about letters... and, well, letters! After our hello songs, each child got an envelope with a letter inside (either L, M, N, O or P). Then, it was time to sing! (to the tune of Do You Know the Muffin Man) ♪ ♪ Have you seen the letter L, the letter L, the letter L... Have you seen the letter L? It sounds like.... *ellllllll* ♪ ♪ Then, each child who had the appropriate letter held up their card and we thought of more things that began with that same letter. It was a great seg This week, we learned about letters... and, well, letters! After our hello songs, each child got an envelope with a letter inside (either L, M, N, O or P). Then, it was time to sing! (to the tune of Do You Know the Muffin Man) ♪ ♪ Have you seen the letter L, the letter L, the letter L... Have you seen the letter L? It sounds like.... *ellllllll* ♪ ♪ Then, each child who had the appropriate letter held up their card and we thought of more things that began with that same letter. It was a great segue into the book LMNO Peas, a book with many colorful "pea-ple" with all kinds of interesting professions. We especially loved naming the drivers (beep beep!) and gigglers (hee hee hee!). The colors really popped and overall the kids did a great job engaging with the text throughout the entire alphabet. We were really excited to do an extension activity involving letter writing! We had envelopes with pictures of different storybook characters taped to a posterboard. If the children could identify the character, the raised their hands and were picked to retrieve the letter! Some of the letters were true to the characters (Dear Buzz, Buzz! Buzz! Buzz! Your friend, Fly Guy) and some were just plain silly. (Dear Miss Helen, I like your hair! Love, Pinkalicious) The kiddos did an excellent job sharing turns and being respectful during this activity, especially since it was a little bit on the longer side.

  26. 5 out of 5

    David Brown

    LMNO peas is a charming and fun book that could be used with pre-K and Kindergarten students learning the alphabet and developing phonemic awareness (the individual sounds that each letter makes). The text and illustrations in this book work together to make learning the alphabet fun and exciting. Each letter is big, bold, and colorful on a full page with surrounding text that provides examples of words that begin with that letter. The full page illustrated letter would allow a hands-on reader t LMNO peas is a charming and fun book that could be used with pre-K and Kindergarten students learning the alphabet and developing phonemic awareness (the individual sounds that each letter makes). The text and illustrations in this book work together to make learning the alphabet fun and exciting. Each letter is big, bold, and colorful on a full page with surrounding text that provides examples of words that begin with that letter. The full page illustrated letter would allow a hands-on reader to trace the letter with their finger to provide a hands-on learning/reading experience. The peas in the story are shown working and playing as one of the word examples. For instance, on the page for the letter “P”, the peas are shown as painters, plumbers, and poets. In most cases the reader can guess what the peas are doing by knowing the job or activity starts with the letter “P”. This would be a great read-aloud for pre-K and kindergarten and you could even conduct mini formative assessments of the student’s knowledge of the alphabet by asking what letter comes next after reading each page. Additionally, since the letters are illustrated with different colors, you could conduct mini formative assessments on the student’s knowledge of colors by asking them to identify what is the color of each letter. If the parent or teacher wanted to increase the challenge level, they could ask the student/reader to count the number of peas on each page as well.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Bethany

    Awards received? New York Times Best Seller ALA Notable Book Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List Kirkus Best Children’s Book NCTE Notable Children’s Book in the Language rts South Carolina Book Award Nominee Appropriate Grade level? Kindergarten 2-5 years old. Original Summary: With humour and wonderful creativity, these energetic pea’s take us on a enjoyable journey from a to z. Rhymes within the books make for an even more enjoy. Each pea has a different profession and hobby, showing their readers tha Awards received? New York Times Best Seller ALA Notable Book Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List Kirkus Best Children’s Book NCTE Notable Children’s Book in the Language rts South Carolina Book Award Nominee Appropriate Grade level? Kindergarten 2-5 years old. Original Summary: With humour and wonderful creativity, these energetic pea’s take us on a enjoyable journey from a to z. Rhymes within the books make for an even more enjoy. Each pea has a different profession and hobby, showing their readers that no matter your size, with dedication you can be whatever you want to be. Original Review: LMNO Peas is a wonderful book to use especially when teaching students how to apply their knowledge of letters in the alphabet to real world professions. Vibrant visuals add to this enjoyable read. Using pea’s to spell out the alphabet was such a creative idea, definitely catches your attention. 1-2 possible in-class uses: A fun writing prompt for students can be discussing what they would like to be in the future. This book could be a wonderful resource for students to expand their knowledge on the wide range of jobs they can pursue. Students would then be able to write about pursuing that career.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Danielle Tulp

    Awards: ALA Notable Book, Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award Nominee (KS), CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council), Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List, Kirkus Best Children's Book, NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, South Carolina Book Award Nominee, Texas 2x2 Reading List, Volunteer State Book Award Master List (TN), Young Hoosier Book Award Master List (IN) Appropriate Age Level: 3-8 years Original Summary: A large group of green peas takes you through the alphabet Awards: ALA Notable Book, Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award Nominee (KS), CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council), Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List, Kirkus Best Children's Book, NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, South Carolina Book Award Nominee, Texas 2x2 Reading List, Volunteer State Book Award Master List (TN), Young Hoosier Book Award Master List (IN) Appropriate Age Level: 3-8 years Original Summary: A large group of green peas takes you through the alphabet as they provide original examples for each letter of the alphabet related to "work and play." Original Review: This book gives a different twist to an alphabet book. Straying from original examples of the ABC's this book uses examples from acrobats to quilter to zoologists that encourages uniqueness and difference in children. In-Class Uses: This book can be used for learning the alphabet as well as for encouraging students to be unique and different in their own ways and that all of these things are what create the wonderful world we live in.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Alysha Martinez

    Genre: Alphabet Book Awards: None Audience: 2-5 years old A. This is a alphabet picture book because it illustrates A-Z. Each letter is a different color and pattern. The illustrations around them are based on the words that start with that letter and the peas are demonstrating that word. B. One of the visual elements used is composition. Each letter and the layout of the illustrations are different and it makes it interesting for the child to look at. The way the illustrations incorporate the lett Genre: Alphabet Book Awards: None Audience: 2-5 years old A. This is a alphabet picture book because it illustrates A-Z. Each letter is a different color and pattern. The illustrations around them are based on the words that start with that letter and the peas are demonstrating that word. B. One of the visual elements used is composition. Each letter and the layout of the illustrations are different and it makes it interesting for the child to look at. The way the illustrations incorporate the letters into them is very creative and clever. The peas "work and play in the ABCs." For example, for the letter "Q", the peas say they are quarterbacks and the tail of the Q is designed to look like a football field and the peas are wearing helmets and throwing the football. C. I would use this book with a young child or group of children to teach/practice the alphabet in a fun way. This book would also be helpful to learn new words that are occupations and activities. D. What was one of the words the peas said they were for the letter "B"? Answer: Builders, bathers, and bikers

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    Grade level: Preschool-Kindergarten Awards: This book has received 10 awards including: ALA Notable Book, Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award Nominee (KS), and CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council). Summary: LMNO Peas by Keith Baker is a great book for young readers learning their ABC's. Surrounding each brightly colored capital letter the little peas are depicted being involved in popular jobs and hobbies coinciding with the appropriate letter from A to Z. This book not only teaches Grade level: Preschool-Kindergarten Awards: This book has received 10 awards including: ALA Notable Book, Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award Nominee (KS), and CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council). Summary: LMNO Peas by Keith Baker is a great book for young readers learning their ABC's. Surrounding each brightly colored capital letter the little peas are depicted being involved in popular jobs and hobbies coinciding with the appropriate letter from A to Z. This book not only teaches children the alphabet, but also teaches them of jobs and hobbies that start with the same beginning letter. Review: I think this book is a great tool for parents and teachers alike. The pages are brightly colored and depict little peas partaking in various activities according to their corresponding letter. This book is exciting and would most definitely get the attention of any young reader. Classroom uses: This book could be used in the classroom to help young readers learn how to create capital letters, and help them make connections between words that start with the same first letter.

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