Review of Peas in a Pod by Tania McCartney (Picture Book)

Book Review, Picture Books
Peas in a Pod by Tania McCartney

Peas in a Pod by Tania McCartney and Tina Snerling picture book about quintuplets and individuality.

Peas in a Pod by Tania McCartney, illustrated by Tina Snerling

Age Range: 4 – 7 years | Grade Level: Preschool – 2 | Genre: Picture book | Hardcover: 32 pages | Publisher: Exisle Publishing (July 1, 2015)


About the Book

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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My Thoughts on Peas in a Pod

I love books about individuality and staying true to yourself. When five little girls get tired of always being the same, they take matters into their own hands. Even though they are quintuplets, they are still unique individuals with their own dreams, desires, and personalities.

My five year old loves this book. I have read it to her no less than four dozen times. I can’t blame her for loving this book so much. It’s a simple story, written in short, simple sentences, with beautiful illustrations. 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.

This book will appeal most strongly to girls, especially those starting preschool/school and developing their own interests.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher.



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    Laura Thomas
    August 27, 2015 at 2:07 am

    Such a delightful story and precious cover art!

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