The Little Pea
Illustrated by Éric Battut
A green pea plant grows in a garden. Inside one pod, a small green pea decides that he is not going to be like all the other peas; he is going to be different. His journey leads him to meet a beautiful peacock, a ferocious tiger, and a noisy elephant. Each of these animals inspires Little Pea and he takes something from each of them back to the garden—but will the others accept Little Pea’s desire to be different?
Full of humor and optimism, this touching story of a little pea is at once an adventure story and a celebration of uniqueness. The simple illustrations reinforce the strength and poetry of Battut’s signature style. Ages: 4–8.
Éric Battut is the author and illustrator of more than fifty books for children. After studying economics and civil rights for six years, he went on to study illustration at L’École Emile Cohl in Lyon. He lives in Chamalieres, France.