Illustrated by: Matt Faulkner
Attention veggie haters everywhere:
What would you do to get out of eating your vegetables? The young boy in The Monster Who Ate My Peas would do just about anything.
When a monster, who looks like a cross between an octopus and an organic waste pile, shows up and drives a hard bargain, the boy loses his soccer ball, and then his new bike in exchange for the monster eating his peas.
The boy comes to regret his choices when his friends stop inviting him to ride bikes with them. He swallows his pride, I mean peas, and fights off the roaming tentacles of the monster to save his most prized possession and makes a surprise discovery as well.
The whimsical verse flows well with the outrageously fun illustrations, making this a must read for any child who hates his greens. My twelve-year-old son read this and laughed out loud. When he was finished he said, "Oh my gosh, this boy is so stupid." It's not very often I get such a strong reaction from a boy who thinks he has outgrown picture books, but loved this one. Ages 5 and up. Highly recommended.
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