The Resource LMNO peas, Keith Baker

LMNO peas, Keith Baker

Label
LMNO peas
Title
LMNO peas
Statement of responsibility
Keith Baker
Title variation
L M N O peas
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: Get ready to roll through the alphabet with a jaunty cast of busy little peas. Featuring a range of zippy characters from Acrobat Peas to Zoologist Peas, this delightful picture book highlights a variety of interests, hobbies, and careers - each one themed to a letter of the alphabet - and gives a wonderful sense of the colorful world we live in. Children will have so much fun poring over the detailed scenes that they won't even realize they're learning the alphabet along the way!
Member of
Tone
Character
Illustration
Award
ALA Notable Children's Book, 2011
Review
  • PreS-Gr. 1 This cheerful alphabet book introduces each letter as a large, colorful shape surrounded by tiny pea creatures, green circles with arms, legs, eyes, mouths, and occasionally accessories such as hats, diving masks or flippers. The pea folk demonstrate occupations and actions beginning with each letter and identified in the rhyming, rhythmic text. The letters L, M, N, and O, which so often run meaninglessly together in the alphabet song, appear on the same double-page spread. Most of the other letters appear on their own pages or spreads, while the four pages devoted to the little characters’ own letter, P, illustrate the lines “We’re painters, / poets, / and plumbers fixing leaks. / We’re pilots, / parachutists, / we’re peas and . . . / we’re unique.” With its digital illustrations’ luminous colors, buoyant spirit, and engaging characters, this handsome picture book is definitely worth a second look, even in the overcrowded field of alphabet books. -- Phelan, Carolyn (Reviewed 02-01-2010) (Booklist, vol 106, number 11, p50)
  • /* Starred Review */ PreS-Gr 1— Humble green peas provide inspiration in this hilarious, occupation-based romp through the alphabet. Four-inch-high letters on each page serve as an ingenious architectural platform around, above, and inside of which dozens of "pea-ple" swarm in joyful pursuit of myriad types of work. Bouncy, rhyming text introduces the alphabet peas as "acrobats, artists, and astronauts in space, builders, bathers, and bikers in a race," with unpaid "voters and volunteers" receiving their due, too. Baker's inventive details belie the "as alike as two peas in a pod" adage; each and every amusing personalized pea is as unique as a snowflake—and that's the point. The digitally rendered illustrations glow in vibrant, textured colors that boldly leap off the page against a background of ample white space. The sheer fun of the rhythmic text and the large alphabet letters work well for a read-aloud audience, but the busy, engaging details of the peas in their various worker modes are better suited for one-on-one exploration that young children will want to pore over again and again.—Kathleen Finn, St. Francis Xavier School, Winooski, VT --Kathleen Finn (Reviewed March 1, 2010) (School Library Journal, vol 56, issue 3, p113)
  • /* Starred Review */ Hundreds of animated green peas tumble through the alphabet in this refreshingly original book. The illustrations are full of vitality and good humor, and the rhyming text never misses a beat. Each large, pastel letter is accompanied by energetic peas introducing themselves (“We're acrobats, artists, and astronauts in space”). Most letters occupy a single page, but Baker combines some letters the way children repeating a just-learned alphabet often do. The peas are all small and round, but Baker (Just How Long Can a Long String Be?! ) gives them stick legs and arms, along with lively faces and costumes, to demonstrate his inventive view of each letter. To illustrate the letters H and I (“We're hikers, inventors, and investigators”), two peas climb a branch leaning on the H, a pea in a Sherlock Holmes hat tries to decipher footprints below, and a single pea with a light bulb above his head, smiles at his newly invented wheel that dots the letter I. Baker's after-the-Z surprise ending is a question for readers: “Now tell us, please... WHO ARE YOU?” Ages 3–7. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed March 22, 2010) (Publishers Weekly, vol 257, issue 12, p67)
  • /* Starred Review */ A passel of industrious peas narrates inventive, alphabetically arranged avocations: "We are peas—alphabet peas! / We work and play in the ABCs." 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," a duo waves checkered flags at a bike race's finish line and a quintet of friends jams in a band whose drum kit announces its name: "Pod." "K" features (soccer) kickers, kayakers navigating the letter's watery, angled bend and a couple of kings—one atop a tower with crown and scepter, the other crooning into a mike below (he's Elvis, of course). 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. Delicious! Peas out. (Picture book. 3-7) (Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2010)
Awards note
American Library Association Notable Children's Books, 2011.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
347484
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baker, Keith
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • AD390L
  • Decoding demand: 73 (high)
  • Semantic demand: 98 (very high)
  • Syntactic demand: 40 (low)
  • Structure demand: 74 (high)
  • Preschool
  • Interest age level : Ages 3-7
  • Lexile: AD390L
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
LC call number
PZ8.3.B175
LC item number
Lm 2010
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Peas (Keith Baker)
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peas
  • Occupations
  • Alphabet
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Peas
  • Occupations
  • Alphabet
Target audience
juvenile
Label
LMNO peas, Keith Baker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
764814
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781416991410
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009012672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781416991410
  • (OCoLC)318292470
Label
LMNO peas, Keith Baker
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
764814
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781416991410
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009012672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781416991410
  • (OCoLC)318292470

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