I Don't Want to be a Pea!
Written by Ann Bonwill
Illustrated by Simon Rickerty
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A celebration of friendship and of differences, this is a touching story of developing friendship and accommodating the feelings of others. Hippos and peas belong together and Hugo and Bella are no exception. But there are times when they cannot agree. How they work through their differences and come to a happy conclusion is a both charming and satisfying.
I don't want to be a pea was chosen by Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson as one of The Guardian's Books of the Year 2011.
I Don't Want to be a Pea! by Ann Bonwill
A hippo called Hugo and a bird called Bella are getting ready for the Bird-Hippo Fancy Dress Party. Because they both want their own way, they can't agree on a costume and they almost don't go to the party at all. In this laugh-out-loud comedy of manners children will discover that compromise is what makes any friendship tick. With wonderfully absurd illustrations from new talent Simon Rickerty and a great read-aloud text, this is a made-for-sharing picture book.
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' ... charming story, vividly illustrated with bright splashes of colour and big type, perfect for pre-schoolers. A valuable message, entertainingly told.'
'This is a lovely book about the give-and-take of true friendship. The text and illustrations are witty and engaging, and complement each other beautifully which is ideal in a book all about the joys of co-operative play.'
About the Author
More books by Ann Bonwill
Oxford University Press
2nd February 2012
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