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Peas in a Pod

By (author) Tania McCartney
Illustrated by Tina Snerling
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Exisle Publishing, Australia
Imprint: EK Books
Published: 26th Apr 2016
Dimensions: w 248mm h 245mm d 3mm
Weight: 140g
Interest age: From 4 to 7 years
ISBN-10: 1925335283
ISBN-13: 9781925335286
Barcode No: 9781925335286
Synopsis
Pippa, Pia, Poppy, Polly and Peg are quintuplets. Since birth, they've done everything the same -- cry, eat, sleep, sit. But as they get a little older, things start to change. Now they want to do things differently -- very differently. Can Mum and Dad keep their little girls as matching peas in a pod, or will those five very individual personalities win out in the end? Gorgeous illustrations perfectly complement this simple yet highly entertaining storyline. Sure to be enjoyed by kids and their parents!

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"This is a wonderful way to talk to students about not only finding their inner self, but having the courage to stay true to it .....Loved it!" - Bottom Shelf "It celebrates individuality and personality. It delivers the subtle message that everyone is unique, even if others don't see you that way. The illustrations are simple and gorgeous." - Batch of Books, 5 stars "Pippa, Pia, Poppy, Polly, and Peg are as alike as the title would indicate: poppets with naturally curly hair, button-dot features, and patches of color on their cheeks.They behave the same in all things, including spilling their milk, eating (rather messily), and squinching up their eyes while using the potty (an extremely discreet image; only the stray rolls of toilet paper indicate what is going on). And they sleep, each and all, on their backs, each holding a small bunny stuffie and sucking on one little finger. This cannot last, and as they grow older, they throw off the shackles of parental unanimity, starting with their hair: one always wears a crown; another does hers in multiple braids; one uses colored hair gel to great effect; and so on. It doesn't take long for the quints to choose their own clothes, their own hobbies and activities (guitar, painting, knitting, reading, electronic doodads), and their own dreams. When readers see them last, however, they are snuggled all in the same bed with their bunnies and one finger in each mouth, just as when they were babies. Bright color and lively line define their hair and their other attributes as the five figures inhabit the white space of the backgrounds. Adorable - that just about sums it up." - Kirkus