Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Feast of Peas...A New Picture Book Mystery In India Full Of Friendship, Food & Gardening

There is a new book from our friends at Peachtree Publishing that I can't wait to share and one that takes me back to my time in India a few years ago.
It is called Feast of Peas, written by Kashmira Sheth and illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler.  It came out earlier this week on March 1, 2020.

This beautifully illustrated book is one of friendship, mystery, food, anticipation and the rewards of gardening.
This is not the first time these two have partnered up to bring an amazing book and reading experience.  Their first book was the award-winning Tiger in my Soup, which was published in 2015.
They tell the story of Jiva in their Feast of Peas, who works very hard in his garden every day. When his friend Ruvji comes to visit, he can't get enough of looking at his vegetable plants as he sings,
Plump peas, sweet pears, Lined up in-the-shell peas.  Peas to much, peas to crunch. I want a feast of leas for lunch. 
Unfortunately, Jiva never gets to eat of those delicious peas as they are already gone!  He tries everything including a scarecrow and a fence, but nothing helps and they continue to disappear.
Kashmira and Jeffrey have created such a special story with such fun humor, rich illustrations of India and two characters that have an unique friendship filled with care and love.

And at the end, they even have a "feast of peas" of their very own.
To find out more about Kashimira, you can visit her website here...
...and Jeffrey's here.

This is one that you will love adding to your library and sharing with your readers.
You will find it here, along with this great Teacher's Guide too.

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