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Peas in a Pod

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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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SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover/Paperback | 245 x 255 mm /9½ x 10 Inches | 32 Pages |

Tania McCartney is an award-winning author, illustrator and experienced book and magazine editor, who has been writing professionally for almost 30 years. She is the founder of Kids’ Book Review, the number one kidlit site on the web, and the hugely successful 52-Week Illustration Challenge. A juvenile literacy advocate, Tania is an ambassador for the Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge and other literacy initiatives. Her books include the bestselling An Aussie YearAustralia Illustrated and Smile Cry, which was a Notable Book in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2017. Tania has lived in Paris, London and Beijing, and currently lives in Canberra with her family and a rather large mountain of books.

Tina Snerling is an illustrator, graphic designer, creator and mother. As well as illustrating the award-winning Kids’ Year series and other picture books, Tina is the Art Director for a children’s toy and game company.

Kirkus
“Adorable — that just about sums it up”.


Educating Young People
“… a wonderful book to use in the classroom or at home to teach children about uniqueness and finding the real you”


Kiss The Book
“This is an adorable picture book with many themes running through the storyline … The final pages are bold with color and personality depicting individuality.  We loved this book!”


The School Librarian
“I have an instinctive resistance to bright pink book covers, but this one won me over … full of humorous detail, which rewards close study and rereading. In a crowded market this stands out.”


Department of Education and Communities – Scan Magazine
“… celebrates diversity. Ideal for investigating PDHPE K-6 syllabus outcomes … this amusing and fancifully illustrated picture book may also lead to a study of idioms and alliteration”


The Pirate Tree
“A great story about difference and conformity, told from within a family about siblings but nevertheless, with implications that confront this same petty compulsion that grows out of our social interaction with the world, our countries, our cultures.”


Early Childhood Teacher’s Association
Peas In A Pod would be a wonderful story to use in the classroom or at home to teach young children (aged 3-7) about uniqueness and finding the real you”


The Bottom Shelf
“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!”


West Australian
“I loved this book’s lovely pink cover and drawings..all the girls want to be different. I’m a twin so I understand the importance of this.” Mia Templeman 5


Book Tent
“This is one of the finest children’s books I have read about expressing your own individualism”


Buzzwords
“this gorgeous story is a thought-provoker and can certainly be used as a point of discussion about personal identity and how children define themselves.”


Boomerang Books
“… a refreshing, enchanting story of celebrating individuality and allowing personalities to shine.”


Parents In Touch
“[A] simple storyline … that will resonate with all families of multiples.”

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Winner of the SCBWI Crystal Kite Book of the Year Award 2017 (Australia and New Zealand),  Selected for the 2017 Children’s Book Council of Australia Notables List! Congratulations Tania and Jess!

 

 

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