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Publication date1st January 2009
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Smelly Peter: The Great Pea Eater
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Julia Eccleshare's comment:
Peter, who eats only peas, soon turns green and farts incessantly. It makes him very unpopular at home but luckily he is spotted by a space ship who whisk him away to their alien planet where his greenness and farting are so appreciated that he is made king. Introduced to a host of new foods, Peter’s greenness and his farting powers begin to fade so he is swiftly deposed and sent summarily back to earth. And, guess what? Peter develops a passion for another kind of food…Told in rhyming verse, the combination of food faddiness and farting fun will make this irresistible for all those who love Aliens Love Underpants.
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SynopsisSmelly Peter: The Great Pea Eater by Steve Smallman
Young Peter Pod, was a little bit odd: he ate nothing but peas, fresh or tinned, for breakfast and brunch, for dinner and lunch, though he always had terrible wind! Peter is different. He only ever eats peas and they make him green and rather smelly! Then one day he is picked up by a spaceship full of aliens, who whisk him away to make him their king.
About The Author
Steve Smallman lives in Staffordshire with his wife, two dogs and two cats. He has four children and a grandchild. Steve has been illustrating children’s books for almost 30 years and writing his own stories for slightly less. He also teaches illustration workshops in schools, including mural-painting. Steve is the author of Smelly Peter the Great Pea Eater (Winner of the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2009) and The Lamb Who Came for Dinner (Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award and read by Meatloaf on CITV's Bookaboo). When he’s not working, Steve enjoys films, television, gardening and walking in the countryside.
Steve Smallman on Steve Smallman:
I started working as an illustrator when I was in my final year at Art College and now, over 28 years later I still haven't got a proper job! I've illustrated literally hundreds of books, predominantly in educational publishing. A few years ago I was main illustrator for Longman's 'Story Street' reading scheme, illustrating 79 titles and writing 5.
I've worked in children's television, specifically in character development and most notably in the 'Raggy Doll' series in the mid to late 1980's. I have also done a certain amount of licensed work, illustrating characters such as Postman Pat, Bill and Ben and Sesame Street.
I've been described as an 'Animal Artist', not I hasten to add because I'm wild and hairy but because I love to draw animals and especially like to give them human characteristics.
I've been writing children's books for about 6 years and have already had several picture books published with more in development.
I've got 4 great children and although they're all adults now, my memories of them growing up inspire and inform my writing.
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