|The Pea Blossom, retold and illustrated by Amy Lowry Poole|
Once upon a time, in a small garden near the great city of Beijing, there were five peans in one shell. They were green, and they believed that the whole world must be green, for that was all that they knew.
Poole's beautifully tinted watercolors gave us such pleasure that we find ourselves flipping through the book almost daily to view them. Poole has two other titles we'll be seeking out, as well--The Ant and the Grasshopper and How the Rooster Got His Crown--and we look forward to more books by this artist, whose delight-filled website is here.