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You are the pea, and I am the carrot / words by J. Theron Elkins ; pictures by Pascal Lemaitre.

Elkins, J. Theron, (author.). Lemaître, Pascal, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Red Lake Falls Public Library e ELK (Text) 35500005233539 Main Checked out 07/02/2021
Roseau Public Library e ELK (Text) 35500005233422 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419708503
  • ISBN: 1419708503
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2013.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
A friendship between two very compatible people is described in terms of foods that go together, such as funnel cake with powdered sugar, or salsa and chips.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 December #1
    Beginning at a farmers' market that leads to a picnic, this title focuses on the many foods that go together. Childlike pencil illustrations, mainly in greens, oranges, and browns, show two children taking turns imagining two foods that are as compatible as they are: "You are the 'jacks, and I am the syrup. I am the biscuit, and you are the jam. A cup of yogurt with fresh blueberries. Sunny-side eggs with Canadian ham." Whimsical drawings show the pancakes and syrup in a parade, while the biscuit and the jam enjoy an outdoor café in Paris. With just a few hiccups in the scanning and some slightly off rhymes (chips and crisp, cream and bean, chip and split), the book makes its point. After each four-line rhyme, the pictures return to the two children enjoying their day in the countryside. Use this tasty offering in storytimes focusing on food. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

J. Theron Elkins is a first-time picture book author who loves spending time with his family and believes that each member is an essential “ingredient.” He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Pascal Lemaitre is the illustrator of Always by Alison McGhee. His editorial work has appeared in the New Yorker. He is based in Belgium, the kingdom of good food and Magritte.

Subject: Stories in rhyme.
Friendship > Fiction.
Food > Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Food > Juvenile fiction.
Picture books for children.

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