LoveReading4Schools

Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Schools community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unconditional book love and reading recommendations for your students and children.

You can create your own school's page, develop tailored reading lists to share with peers and parents...all helping encourage reading for pleasure in your children.

Find out more

Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea

Written by Morag Hood

Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea Synopsis

Lee is a pea. All of his friends are peas; except Colin. Colin isn't a pea. And so begins the deliciously funny story of two very different friends: a small green pea and a tall orange carrot stick. Colin the carrot can't do everything the peas can, but he has some special carrot-y qualities that make him a very good friend to have. All about the beauty of making friends with people (or vegetables) who are different from you, boys and girls alike will love Colin and Lee's clear shapes, bright colours and the playful approach to everyday objects that make this book an instant favourite. Enjoy in this lovely and durable hardback board book. Made using just a collage of supermarket plastic bags and painted facial expressions, Morag Hood has created a timeless picture book with unique and engaging artwork that is brimming with warmth and humour. With the bold simplicity of Herve Tullet or Dick Bruna's Miffy, and a dry wit and charm all of Morag's own, it is a fantastically funny story that appeals to the very youngest child - and makes adults laugh out loud. Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea is a brilliant debut from Morag Hood, runner-up in The Macmillan Prize for Illustration.

Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea Press Reviews

a story about differences with bright colors and quiet humor * Publishers Weekly * Wonderfully understated humor, thought-provoking illustrations, and a spot-on theme about the enriching nature of embracing differences * Kirkus * In a world where we may be ridiculed for standing out and being unique, this book not only celebrates our individuality, it positively advocates being different and for that, we love this book! * Picture Books Blogger * A really valuable lesson through a simple story with wonderfully vibrant pictures * Juno Magazine * instant appeal for pre-schoolers and will charm readers of every generation * Lancashire Evening Post * a story that helps to celebrate diversity and differences * The Bookbag * Simplicity is the charm of this picture book story -- Julia Eccleshare * Love Reading 4 Kids *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509813995
Publication date: 26th January 2017
Author: Morag Hood
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Board book
Pagination: 24 pages

About Morag Hood

Morag Hood has a unique voice. Her idiosyncratic, wry humour permeates everything she does, creating books of style and irresistible charm. Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea was a runner-up in The Macmillan Prize for Illustration, marking a glorious picture book debut. Morag spent her childhood writing stories, painting, and dreaming of having a pet duck. Following a degree in Costume Design from Wimbledon College of Art, and an MA in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art, Morag returned to live in her native Edinburgh with her husband. She still likes making stories, printing, cutting and sticking, ...

More About Morag Hood

More Books By Morag Hood

Cover for The Steves by Morag Hood
Cover for Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea by Morag Hood
Cover for I Am Bat by Morag Hood
View All Books By Morag Hood

Share this book

LoveReading
LoveWriting
LoveReading4Kids