Author: Margaret Read MacDonald
Illustrator: Pat Cummings
Published: Sept. 16, 2014
Publisher: August House Publishers
Genre: Children ages 3 on up
Review: Paperback sent from publisher
Buy Links: Amazon
A clever, singing rabbit eats his way through the pea patch until Little Girl snatches him up and he is soon singing a new tune as he plans his escape. With a nod to Brer Rabbit, Pickin Peas is adapted from two folktales collected in Alabama and Virginia. The lively storytelling voice of award-winning author Margaret Read MacDonald, combined with Pat Cummings' bright, bold contemporary illustrations, makes this timeless battle-of-wits an instant classic.
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Oh A and I had a blast reading this book to the point of every time I would say "Land on my Knees" A would want to say it instead of me.
This is a really adorable book that I think children from ages 3 on up would really enjoy. You have a young girl who is pickin' her peas unknown to her until she hears something that a rabbit is eating what she isn't pickin'. When she captures this rabbit he is very clever to get away from her but how does he do it?
The pictures were amazing with this book, I think this is one story we will be reading again and again especially since we get to sing.
has written over 60 books. Margaret brings folktales to life in her picture books with a playful, lilting language that delights and engages children of all ages from 4 to 84. She has traveled the world entertaining audiences and collecting tales from other cultures. Her PhD in Folklore combined with her experience as a children's librarian gives added meaning and authenticity to the retelling of these classic stories. When she isn't traveling, she lives in Seattle, Washington.