Monday, February 28, 2011

Book Sharing Monday - The Pea Blossom

While I still need to update our Core 5 substitutes page with all the wonderful books about Korea and China we've enjoyed in the past few weeks, I do want to share this particularly lovely title for Book Sharing Monday:

The Pea Blossom, retold and illustrated by Amy Lowry Poole
Poole has take the Hans Christian Anderson tale "Five Peas from a Pod" and given the story an Asian setting:

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.


Yat-Yee said...

The cover art is beautiful. I'll have to find out more about Poole.

schmobes said...

Here via "Book Sharing Monday." The book looks beautiful! I'll have to see if I can track down a copy...

Alex said...

Great looking book! I will have to check if our library has it!