ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: April 19, 2012
Orange Juice Peas
By (author) Lari Don; Illustrated by Lizzie Wells
Jessie is learning to be polite. When she says ‘thank you’ it sounds a bit like ‘DA HOO’. When she says ‘please’ it sounds exactly like ‘PEAS’. One tea-time, Jessie and her older brother Ben are left with a new babysitter. When asked what she’d like to drink, Jessie replies, ‘Orange juice peas’, and that’s exactly what she gets! Followed by ‘milk peas’, ‘water peas’, and on it goes. Each time, Jessie fishes the peas out of her drink and cheeky Ben giggles, as the pile of peas on the table grows bigger and bigger…This is a hilarious story for young children, with a great sense of repetition. Lizzie Well’s bright, expressive illustrations perfectly capture the humour and Jessie’s increasing frustration at being misunderstood.
Lari Don has worked in politics and broadcasting, but is now a full-time writer and storyteller. She grew up in the north-east of Scotland, and lives in Edinburgh. She is the author of three other picture books for young children,The Big Bottom Hunt, How to Make a Heron Happy, and The Magic Word, as well as novels for older children including First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts; Wolf Notes and Other Musical Mishaps; Storm Singing and other Tangled Tasks; Maze Running and Other Magical Missions; and Rocking Horse War (all Floris Books). Lizzie Wells has worked in theatre, as the manager of an art gallery, and now as a children’s illustrator. She is originally from London and now works from a studio in Normandy, France, where she lives with her three children and four cats.