CHILDREN’S book of the week
THE RUNAWAY PEA
by Kjartan Poskitt and Alex Willmore, Simon & Schuster UK, £6.99 (ebook £4.99)
KJARTAN POSKITT is known for his Killer Puzzles, Murderous Maths and the Agatha Parrot book series and Alex Willmore has illustrated books including It’s My Sausage, Stop, Fox! and Adorabull, but this book is their first venture together.
It’s time for tea and a runaway pea has bounced off the plate and plans to have fun. The pea pings, splats and twangs from one sticky kitchen situation to another until he begins to wonder if he has made a mistake leaving the plate.
Simple, funny rhyming text, graphic sound effects and vibrant illustrations make this story a pleasure to read aloud.