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Valdemar’s Peas by Maria Jonsson

March 26, 2018

ValdemarValdemar’s Peas by Maria Jonsson. Pub. Gecko Press, 2018.

I eats me peas with honey, I’ve done it all me life. It makes the peas taste funny, but it keeps them on the knife.

This is one view of peas but it certainly is not Valdemar’s. He hates them, and when there is icecream around there is no contest. He is a lucky fella though because his sister Lynn loves them and she is not worried that they give you pointed ears, especially when wolves ears are already pointed.

No peas, no icecream says papa. Valdemar’s solution will be cheered by every kid in the country but I doubt many parents will feel the same.

See what you think.

The illustrations are both simple and complex at the same time. Black and white ink drawings with a splash of colour. The facial expressions are a treat and you have no doubt what Valdemar thinks about peas without reading the written text.

Picture books should be fun and this is certainly that. But what is it about peas?

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