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Orange Juice Peas

Lari Don


Range: Picture Kelpies Paperback 32 pages colour illustrations 254 x 210 mm ISBN: 9780863158728 Publication date: 26th April 2012
Genre: Humour Ideal for ages: 3, 4, 5 and 6
Little Jessie is learning to be polite. When she says ‘please’ it sounds like ‘peas’. When she asks the new babysitter for ‘orange juice peas’ that’s exactly what she gets! Yack! A hilarious story from popular Scottish writer Lari Don.


'This is an attractive picture book ... While the humour is gentle, the story is well structured, and the pastel illustrations... make for an endearing package.'
-- School Librarian

'The cheerful and individualized characters, bright surroundings and patterned fabric-collage effects make for winning pages.'
-- Kirkus Book Review

'The story is accompanied by soft illustrations of adorable, rosy-cheeked children whose facial expressions clearly convey their feelings of frustration, amusement, and confusion. The large, clear type makes the book a good choice for one-on-one sharing.'
-- School Library Journal

'What a lovely book to encourage language play. Ideal for reading aloud, this story will keep children laughing and amused, and wanting to pronounce their "pleases" and "thank yous" correctly, just in case they get something they did not bargain on.'
-- Early Years Educator

'Our children laughed and laughed over this book and I loved the depiction of how young children talk and interact.'
-- Juno Magazine

Orange Juice Peas


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 more than 20 children’s books for all ages from picture books and…

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