Rabbit and Squirrel: A Tale of War and Peas

So I am watching my peas grow (go peas!) and thought that it would be a nice time to take a look at a pea related book that arrived recently--Rabbit and Squirrel: A Tale of War and Peas, by Kara LaReau and Scott Magoon (2008, Harcourt).

Um, this isn't a happy gardening book for kids. This is Picture Book Noir, one I think snarky adults will appreciate lots and lots more! The Rabbit and the Squirrel are scary looking, the colors somber, and the plot fearsome and rather pessimistic.

It's not my cup of tea, but here are two other reviews, from Three Silly Chicks and Fuse #8, who liked it lots. I guess I'm just so anxious about my precious baby garden right now that I have no vegetable sense of humor at the moment. Probably in September, when I am sick of the whole wretched thing and tomatoes are dripping down around me and the crabgrass has won (again), I will appreciate it more.


  1. Charlotte,

    You won a children's poetry book from Wild Rose Reader. Please email me your address so I can send you your prize.

  2. I will have a look around for this - I haven't seen it and it looks weird/interesting.

    And man, aren't there like a million pea-centric picture books? I bet it's because they're easy to draw. Maybe I'll do a post about it, since my peas have started to come in - I'm so proud!

    I took pictures: http://flickr.com/photos/pwilley/tags/peas/


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