BOOK NAME: COLIN AND LEE CARROT AND PEA
AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR: MORAG HOOD
PUBLISHER: TWO HOOTS
AGE RECOMMENDED: 2.5+
Colin and Lee Carrot and Pea is a very thoughtful story of a carrot stick and a pea. Lee and his friends are peas, but Lee had a special bond with Colin despite him being a carrot stick. Colin can’t do lots of pea activities like rolling, bouncing, hide, and seek because Colin has other awesome skills. He can act as a tower bridge slide for other peas to play along with. A story that portrays unlikely friendship in a most positive way.
A very simple message is given for the readers: despite what you see, differences around you will always find something best in them. I loved the illustrations and how wonderfully the author portrayed them on each page.
Kids can easily replicate the Colin and Lee bookish activity. They can take any small balls and a wooden block and explore many possibilities from the book. The author designed it very cleverly and this book will be enjoyed by younger kids.
Pick this book to talk about inclusion and how you can fit in a crowd despite having differences.
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