Astro Pea by @amaliahoffman ~ #BoardBook #Review ~ @Schifferbooks

Title: Astro Pea
Author:
Amalia Hoffman
Illustrator:
Amalia Hoffman

Astro Pea - cover

The Story:
A little pea named Pete pops out of his pod and goes off to explore the galaxy on a carrot. Travelling through space he meets all kinds of wonderful veggie-planets and cauliflower stars. Everything is going fine until he collides with a satellite! Can “Corn-trol shuttle” help and will he ever find his way back home?

Favourite Spread:
I can’t think of many board books where every page has a completely black background and it is so effective in this book. The illustrations have a chalkboard feeling that gives this space-based story a unique feel.

Astro pea

My favourite spread was definitely Pete using his mushroom-parachute. Amalia has incorporated so many vegetables without it ever feeling contrived – every vegetable has a believable purpose.

The Verdict:
I loved the quirky chalk-board-style illustrations. It’s marketed as a book to encourage children to enjoy eating their vegetables and I think it certainly has a nice tie-in for babies who are weaning as well as toddlers learning the names of vegetables. Overall, this book is so much fun, I’m sure children (veggie-lovers or not) will love this book!

Picture Book Perfect Rating:
Five out of five stars.

Buy Now!

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication date:
28 March 2019
ISBN:
978-0764356988

I am very grateful to the publisher for providing me with an advanced digital copy via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

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