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Orange Juice Peas
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Jessie is learning to be polite. When she says 'thank you' it sounds a bit like 'DA HOO'. When she says 'please' it sounds exactly like 'PEAS'. One tea-time, Jessie and her older brother Ben are left with a new babysitter. When asked what she'd like to drink, Jessie replies, 'Orange juice peas', and that's exactly what she gets! Followed by 'milk peas', 'water peas', and on it goes. Each time, Jessie fishes the peas out of her drink and cheeky Ben giggles, as the pile of peas on the table grows bigger and bigger... This is a hilarious story for young children, with a great sense of repetition. Lizzie Well's bright, expressive illustrations perfectly capture the humour and Jessie's increasing frustration at being misunderstood.
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About the Author

Lari Don has worked in politics and broadcasting, but is now a full-time writer and storyteller. She grew up in the north-east of Scotland, and lives in Edinburgh. She is the author of three other picture books for young children,The Big Bottom Hunt, How to Make a Heron Happy, and The Magic Word, as well as novels for older children including First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts; Wolf Notes and Other Musical Mishaps; Storm Singing and other Tangled Tasks; Maze Running and Other Magical Missions; and Rocking Horse War (all Floris Books). Lizzie Wells has worked in theatre, as the manager of an art gallery, and now as a children's illustrator. She is originally from London and now works from a studio in Normandy, France, where she lives with her three children and four cats.

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'This is an attractive picture book ... While the humour is gentle, the story is well structured, and the pastel illustrations... make for an endearing package.' -- School Librarian 'The cheerful and individualized characters, bright surroundings and patterned fabric-collage effects make for winning pages.' -- Kirkus Book Review 'The story is accompanied by soft illustrations of adorable, rosy-cheeked children whose facial expressions clearly convey their feelings of frustration, amusement, and confusion. The large, clear type makes the book a good choice for one-on-one sharing.' -- School Library Journal 'What a lovely book to encourage language play. Ideal for reading aloud, this story will keep children laughing and amused, and wanting to pronounce their "pleases" and "thank yous" correctly, just in case they get something they did not bargain on.' -- Early Years Educator 'Our children laughed and laughed over this book and I loved the depiction of how young children talk and interact.' -- Juno Magazine

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