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Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea

Written by Morag Hood

Illustrated by Morag Hood

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LoveReading View on Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea

A deceptively simple tale, this UKLA 3-6 Award winner packs a powerful message about friendship and tolerance

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2019 | Winner of the UKLA 2018 Book Award 3-6 | An EmpathyLab Read for Empathy book 2018

Simplicity is the charm of this picture book story of the unlikely friendship between very different vegetables. Lee is a very green pea and so are all of his friends except for Colin who is a very orange carrot. Colin can’t do all the things that the pea-friends can do such as roll or bounce. Nonetheless, it turns out that they can all be very good friends.

 

Julia Eccleshare's Picks for January 2019:

Lark by Anthony McGowan

Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea by Morag Hood

Dear Zoo Snuggle Book by Rod Campbell

Whatever Next! by Jill Murphy

Billly and the Minpins by Roald Dahl

Badger's Parting Gifts by Susan Varley

We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

The Skylarks' War by Hilary McKay

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea Synopsis

A fantastically funny story that appeals to children of all ages - and makes adults laugh out loud, with the bold simplicity of Herve Tullet or Dick Bruna's Miffy. very funny, very cute Guardian Made using a collage of supermarket carrier bags, Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea is an irresistible story about empathy, diversity, and the joy of making friends with people (or vegetables) who are different from you. Boys and girls alike will love Colin and Lee's clear shapes, bright colours and the playful approach to everyday objects that make this book an instant favourite.

This paperback edition is satisfyingly large, with shiny, textured peas on the cover!

Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and share books from an early age and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Elissa Watkin, age 3 - 'Beautiful, simple and charming story about embracing friend’s differences! Our three year old daughter loved this book from the moment she saw it.'
  • Sabrina Chorley, age 4 - 'This was a very funny book with funny illustrations, Colin and Lee is a lovely story about friendship.'
  • Eleanor Haines, age 4 and mum Tanya - 'this book is much better suited for a younger audience. Simple, bright pictures. Simple short text so that they don't get bored, and a nice message about being friends.'
  • Jack, age 4 and mum Emma - 'What a quirky but fun book!... It seems very simple on the surface but led to some thoughtful conversations about friendships and relationships.'

Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea Press Reviews

very funny, very cute  Guardian

a story about differences with bright colors and quiet humor  Publishers Weekly

Wonderfully understated humor, thought-provoking illustrations, and a spot-on theme about the enriching nature of embracing differences  Kirkus

In a world where we may be ridiculed for standing out and being unique, this book not only celebrates our individuality, it positively advocates being different and for that, we love this book!  Picture Books Blogger

A really valuable lesson through a simple story with wonderfully vibrant pictures  Juno Magazine

instant appeal for pre-schoolers and will charm readers of every generation   Lancashire Evening Post

a story that helps to celebrate diversity and differences  The Bookbag

Simplicity is the charm of this picture book story -- Julia Eccleshare  Love Reading 4 Kids


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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781509831449
Publication date: 24/01/2019
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781509808946
Publication date: 16/06/2016
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509831449
Publication date: 24th January 2019
Author: Morag Hood
Illustrator: Morag Hood
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Humorous
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Morag Hood

Morag Hood has a unique voice. Her idiosyncratic, wry humour permeates everything she does, creating books of style and irresistible charm. Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea was a runner-up in The Macmillan Prize for Illustration, marking a glorious picture book debut. Morag spent her childhood writing stories, painting, and dreaming of having a pet duck. Following a degree in Costume Design from Wimbledon College of Art, and an MA in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art, Morag returned to live in her native Edinburgh with her husband. She still likes making stories, printing, cutting and sticking, ...

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